easyJet is a British low cost airline and, along with Ryanair, comprises one of Europe's largest budget airlines. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and his family, who founded the airline, continue to be the main shareholders. The first two operating routes were London-Luton to Edinburgh and Glasgow. easyJet offers cheap flights by employing cost cutting measures such as not selling connecting flights or providing complimentary snacks on-board, services typically offered by other traditional airlines. Today, easyJet operates 700 domestic and international flight routes in 32 countries, and serves more than 130 airports.
easyJet online check-in opens 30 days prior and up to 2 hours before scheduled flight departure time. To check-in online passengers will need their easyJet booking number and passport or ID card. easyJet no longer offers airport check-in. Those passengers only travelling on easyJet flights with hand luggage can proceed straight to airport security with their boarding pass. Passengers with checked baggage will need to drop it off at the Bag Drop desks before passing through security control at least 40 minutes prior to flight departure.
Hand luggage allowance
All passengers, excluding infants travelling on an adult’s lap*, are permitted one cabin bag with no corresponding weight restriction. However, they must be able to fit in the overhead lockers. Personal items such as laptops, bags, briefcases, etc. are also counted as part of the permitted hand baggage allowance.
Hand luggage maximum size: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (including handle, wheels and pocket compartments)
* Adults travelling with an infant need to carry any essential items in their own cabin bag.
Arriving early at the gate will ensure that your hand luggage travels with you on the plane. Finally, easyJet plus members and those passengers who booked a FLEXI fare, advantages of which are more legroom or a seat at the front, may also carry on a small personal item with the maximum dimensions of 45cm x 36cm x 20 cm. It should be placed under the seat in front. On easyJet flights all baggage items exceeding the maximum dimensions will be stored in the hold and an excess baggage fee will apply.
Checked baggage allowance
On cheap flights with easyJet all checked baggage is subject to a fee. Passengers are allowed hold luggage weighing a combined total of 20kg. In addition, each item of luggage must not exceed the permitted dimensions of 275cm (length + width + height) with the exception of medical and sporting equipment. Bags exceeding the maximum weight of 32kg will also not be accepted.
Online fees for checked baggage apply per bag, per flight. The same fees apply when checking in a bag via the easyJet call centre, although it does depend on the route and flight period. Finally, checking-in hold luggage at the airport desk or boarding gate will incur higher fees.
Tip: Those passengers on the same flight booking can pool their checked baggage allowance. This means that two passengers with one item of booked hold luggage each have a combined weight allowance of 40kg which can be distributed amongst their bags however they see fit. For example, one suitcase could weigh 15kg and the other 25kg.
Airline name: easyJet
IATA code: U2
Headquarters: London Luton Airport, London
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