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Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

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Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

Hi we had a communication recently from easyjet advising that they had reduced their hand luggage size rules to guarantee that your hand luggage travels with you in the cabin. Apparently if your luggage is above their new reduced size but within the standard hand luggage allowance size, you maye be asked to stow your luggage in the hold, to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to fit their hand luggage in the overhead lockers on each flight when it's a full and busy flight.

My question is, there are 7 of us travelling but will only be taking 3 hand luggages between us, they are within the standard size allowances but are larger than the new reduced sizes that easyjet say would guarantee it flies with you in the cabin and not have to be put in the hold. As we only have 3 hand luggages between 7 of us, surely this would mean that we would be allowed to take them in cabin, rather than in the hold, as we will only be taking 3 not the full 7 allowed???? Any advice please or does anyone already know the answer to this? :-)

Edited: 6:16 pm, June 09, 2013
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1. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

Hi

If you have three bags then they can only be carried by three people so they will come under the new hand luggage rules.

You do realise that a small handbag, even if it only carries your purse and passport, is also hand luggage.

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2. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

if my hand luggage has to go into the hold will i hav e to pay

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3. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

if my hand luggage has to go into the hold will i hav e to pay

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No, as long as its within the size limit, of course not.

And whilst I have no insider information on this, I am sure you wont get any leeway on keeping the larger sized hand luggage if there are only 3 of you out of a party of 7 taking hand luggage.

That would just be FAR too complex to police, they'll keep it simple, is it under new size, yes or no, end of story.

Though are you sure that only 3 of you will be taking cabin baggage, will the other 4 people be carrying literally nothing at all? You do know that one bag means one bag and not one bag plus a laptop or handbag etc?

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4. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

What happens is that if (and only if) the overhead lockers become full, the hand luggage of passengers who can't find space for it will be put in the hold, without charge. Some passengers need to have guaranteed access to their hand baggage in flight because it contains something vital like medication or babies nappies, or the hand baggage needs to remain under the control of the passenger because it contains high-value items.

Easyjet offer 3 ways to make sure that your hand baggage travels with you in the cabin

1) bring hand baggage of the new smaller size. This will fit under the seat in front of you if the lockers become full..

2) Book either an extra legroom seat (front row or overwing exit rows) or an Up-Front seat (rows 2-5 or 2-6 depending on the type of plane) at an extra fee - people with these rows booked are allowed to board first so will always find space in the lockers and they can bring the original maximum size bag.

3) Buy a Speedy Boarding Plus card - you'll board with people with the extra legroom/upfront seats so will also find enough space for the larger size bags.

On quiet flights you won't notice any difference. If you are close to the front of the queue of ordinary passengers on any flight you're almost certain to find space for the bigger bag.

Some people think this is a money-making venture, others say it is a way of avoiding forcing passengers to use smaller than normal bags which is what Ryanair do.

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5. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

It's probably worth noting that there has always been a risk that handluggage would be force-checked, simply because there's often not enough room for everything in the cabin. This isn't just with easyJet either, it happens on every airline. So in that sense, there's no really been no change. With the new rules, hopefully it will encourage people to bring smaller bags which, in turn, should actually see fewer passengers having to check their carry-on's.

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6. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

If you usually put jewellery or other articles that you don't want to put in the hold you should put them in a shopping type bag in the hand luggage that you can easily take out if you do have to check your bag.

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7. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

Thats great, thank you for all of your help, we do have 2 out of the 7 in the party having extra leg room seats that we paid extra for, so we will just get them to carry on the 2 hand luggages that are within the standard limit but above the new easyjey guarantee size. Sorted!! Thanks again :-)

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8. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

What do you do with passports, wallets, mobile phones, medications et c if your cabin bag is chosen for the hold?

Is it sensible to pack tbese items in a small bag within the cabin bag? If you remove this small "valuables" bag wojld Esayjet then say you have 2 items of hand luggage and charge you?

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9. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

No you just keep that small bag inside your cabin bag until you need it - otherwise you are carrying two bags.

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10. Re: Easyjet new hand luggage size rules from 1st July 2013

I meant, if you remove the small bag holding valuables from your cabin bag, when the cabin bag is assigned to the hold, is that OK? You will have a small bag in the cabin and your "cabin bag" in the hold.