easyJet are a low-cost airline founded in 1995 by Stelios Haji-Ioannou. They are headquartered at Luton Airport just north of London and have a fleet size of 132 planes which are mostly Airbus A320 models. Since 2008 they have been the number one in the UK in terms of the number of passengers flown, knocking British Airways into second place.
Passengers can buy an easyJet Plus card for a yearly fee which enables priority boarding, a dedicated bag drop and fast-track security, as well as other benefits. They have a partnership with Emirates in a deal which allows Emirates members with Skywards Miles Rewards to use them towards easyJet flights. In 2017 easyJet acquired Air Berlin, making it the largest airline in Germany’s capital, and are integrating the crew and aircraft into their own fleet. They used to have a codeshare agreement with Transaero Airlines for flights to Moscow until Transaero ceased trading in 2015.
easyJet check-in opens 30 days before your flight leaves and closes 2 hours before scheduled take-off. Once you have completed the check-in process you can print off your boarding pass or download a copy to your phone or tablet. Please be aware that it is not possible for the ground staff to read a PDF version of your boarding pass, so please do not store it in this way as it will not be able to be scanned.
If you make any changes at all to your booking, for example if you change your hold luggage amount or alter your flights, then you will need to check-in again and print off or download the new boarding passes. There will be security checks when you try to check-in so make sure you have your contact details to hand as well as your passport or whatever id documents you will be using on your flight.
easyJet’s airline baggage policy was updated in November 2017 and now states that any customer, except toddlers or babies without a seat of their own, can buy an allowance for up to three bags to place in the hold. Whatever weight is purchased, the overall size (width + length + height) must be under 275 cm.
There are three different options when it comes to paying for the weight of your hold luggage. The smallest is a 15 kg allowance which is ideal if you are just going on a short break. The standard allowance of 23 kg should be sufficient for most people holidaying for a week or two, but you can also add to this if required. It is possible to increase the allowance in 3 kg increments up to 32 kg if you think you may need to take more with you, but 32 kg is the absolute maximum any one bag can weigh. Handily, the total weight allowance can also be pooled between members of the same party if they have booked together and are on the same flight.
easyJet’s cabin baggage rules state that you are allowed to take one item of hand luggage on board with you when travelling. This is quite strictly controlled in that a handbag or a laptop will also count as one item so make sure that if you want to take them with you as well, you should try to fit them into your main hand luggage. The size of this cannot exceed 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm and that includes any extraneous items sticking out of the bag itself, for example wheels, handles or anything stored inside. There are often areas in the airport where you can check the size of your carry-on bags to make sure they fit, and there is no weight limit. However, if you attempt to board with too many bags or bags that are too large then you will have to check each item into the hold and this will incur a fee.
It is important that you remember the rules regarding liquids as these are restricted in hand baggage. If you take liquids on board with you, they must be in bottles of 100ml or less and all containers must be kept in a clear 20 cm x 20 cm sealable plastic bag. The definition of liquids includes items you may not have thought of, for example toothpaste, lipstick and deodorant.
Children and babies who are not assigned a seat and will have to travel on an adult’s lap for the journey are not given a baggage allowance. All items required for the child must form part of the adult’s luggage allowance and be packed within their hand baggage. However, you will be allowed to bring an extra smaller under-seat bag in these circumstances, as will any passengers holding an easyJet Plus card, a FLEXI, Up Front or Extra Legroom fare.
easyJet flies from cities in countries all over Europe into northern Africa and the Middle East. This is a list of the most popular of easyJet’s flight destinations:
Easy trip, good experience all round
I COULD NOT GO.
The staff on easy jet were friendly amd attentive. Good to have size of case rather than weight on hand luggage. Much more sensible than other airlines
Not pleased about queuing on the tarmac in sub zero temperatures for 10 minutes waiting for people to get comfortable in there seats etc, while boarding at the front was enclosed in tunnel. Otherwise very pleasant treatment.
Went on the new plane One week old
Seated in Row 26 on both journeys - right at the back with no real legroom. Cabin staff on both flights were excellent in both service and humour.
Everything was perfection especially the legroom
Lack of communication.
Not easy getting special assistance unless directly with airline
I was not happy paying £40 at the airport for a 10kg check in baggage. I tried numerous times to pay online and was unsuccessful.
staff very good considering we were in the air three times as long as we should have been due to snow closing Belfast Airport! Stop people putting their heads on the tray table so unhygienic!!!
Flight was delayed by about an hour,
when departing from Amsterdam to fly to Bristol, the boarding was badly organised. Instead of letting the passengers wait and sit in the waiting area , all the passengers were locked up in a small hall without the chairs , without fresh air. we had to stand in a crowded small area for 50 minutes! My husband of 72 y.o. was suffering a lot standing all this time . Why not arrange the boarding properly ?
Excellent all on time boarding hassle free great crew no faults at all and flight time 30 mins less than said