Hold luggage - how much can you take?
Each passenger who pays for a hold bag can take up to 20kg of luggage. This weight allowance applies to the passenger rather than to the bag so purchasing extra bags is possible but will not increase the weight allowance. If you think you’ll need to take a little bit more with you, you can buy some extra weight
– it’s best to do this online before you fly as the online charges are considerably cheaper than at the airport.
If you are travelling in a group of two or more on the same booking and have booked bags, you may spread the weight of your luggage across the bags. For example, two passengers with a bag each may carry 20kg of luggage each, but if you wish to put 18kg in one bag and 22kg in the other, then that’s okay with us. You’ve just got to remember that you cannot exceed the 40kg total weight allowance without paying additional charges. A few really important things to remember:
- We support health and safety guidance for checked luggage and recommend that you keep the weight of each individual bag below 23kg wherever possible.
- Legally we must apply a maximum limit of 32kg so any individual bag weighing more than 32kg cannot be accepted!
- Infants who share your seat do not have a baggage allowance, therefore, their items will need to be packed in your bag
- To keep our fares low, be able to board the plane as quickly as possible and ensure your comfort onboard, if you bring more than one piece of hand baggage we’ll check the extra into the hold. We’ll need to charge you for this – at the airport this fee is £25 due to higher handling costs at the airport if you don't buy the bag online and at the boarding gate this increases to £40 to ensure that we can bring you to your destination on time.
Some examples of baggage allowances in action:
Sports equipment – how does it work?
Buying weight allowance for sporting goods
gives you a 12kg extra weight allowance. You must be travelling with sports equipment (as listed in the booking process), although the exact weight distribution between items doesn’t matter. For example:
- One passenger travelling buys a bag and an additional sporting allowance. This gives an allowance of 2 items (which must include 1 sporting item), at a total weight of 32kg. However, if the sporting item is 18kg and the bag is 14kg then that’s fine with us!
- Two passengers are travelling with one hold bag and two pieces of sports equipment. This gives an allowance of 3 items (which must include 2 sporting items), at a total weight of 44kg. The exact distribution of weight between baggage items doesn’t matter, subject to the maximum weights detailed above for health and safety reasons.
One very important thing to remember: if you’ve told us you’ll be bringing sports equipment, you must do so. In the example where one hold bag and one piece of sports equipment had been purchased, one of the two items must be genuine sporting goods! To illustrate:
Cabin Bag – what goes in and what stays out?
Getting you off on time is hugely important to us at easyJet. Dealing with issues to do with customer's bags can be a cause of delay, so we want to be really clear about the rules in advance of you arriving at the airport. On busy flights we cannot guarantee that we can fit all baggage in the cabin; therefore arrive early at the gate to avoid your bag being placed in the hold.
You can take one piece of hand baggage into the cabin with you -no bigger than 56 x 45 x 25cm incl wheels- which must fit comfortably into the baggage gauge. Hand bags, briefcases, laptops and laptop bags are all counted as one piece so if you have a hand bag and a laptop bag for example, you might want to consider putting one inside the other.
Remember to plan your hand and hold baggage in advance though; if you bring too many items of hand baggage to the aiport staff there will insist that they be booked into the hold; you’ll be charged £25 per item, as we will have higher handling costs if we register your hold bag only at the airport.
If you checked in online and bypassed check-in and you arrive at the boarding gate with too many items of hand baggage, there’s a charge of £40 per item if we need to book them into the hold at this stage. We charge this high fee to avoid delays at the boarding gate and ensure a smooth boarding process.
Remember that you can stow hand baggage not just in the overhead lockers: small items must be placed underneath the seat in front.
And, even though it’s tempting, please don’t try to sneak two items past our gate crew: they’ll have to put one of them into the aircraft hold and charge you for it. It will delay yours and everyone else’s journey!
Liquids in hand baggage
There are a number of rules to remember about what to put in your hand baggage and what to leave at home. Importantly, the word “liquids” has a wider meaning than you would perhaps think in the first instance. For example: lip balm, lip sticks, hand creams, deodorant, and hair spray are all considered liquids in this context.
- The liquid is in a container with a maximum volume of 100ml
- All containers must comfortably fit into a transparent, re-sealable 1 litre plastic bag, measuring no more than 20 x 20cm
- This plastic bag must be removed from the hand baggage and shown separately to airport security
You’ll be asked to dispose of any liquids that don’t match these requirements so it pays to take note! For the complete rules and regulations on hand and hold luggage, sporting equipment, musical instruments, and dangerous and prohibited items, please read our Terms and Conditions.