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New cabin bag option

What is the new cabin bag option?


We’re now offering the option for more customers to be able to bring a large cabin bag on board when they fly with us. Customers can now add a large cabin bag to their flight without the need to book an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat, or as an alternative if these seats are booked up.


How is this different from the recent new policy?


We recently updated our policy so that all customers can bring on board one cabin bag (max. 45 x 36 x 20 cm), which needs to fit under the seat in front of them. Booking an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat means that customers can also bring a large cabin bag (max. 56 x 45 x 25 cm). Customers can now add a large cabin bag to their booking without the need to book an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat, or if these seats are booked up, providing more choice for customers to bring a large cabin bag on board.


I'm an easyJet Plus cardholder, what does the new cabin bag policy mean for me?


There's no change for easyJet Plus cardholders; you can still take one small under seat cabin bag and one large cabin bag on board with you. If you book an Up Front or Extra legroom seat, you'll get your large cabin bag on board. If these aren't available or you choose a Standard seat or don't choose a seat, you'll get your bag on board when showing your easyJet Plus card at the gate. In the unlikely event that there's no more space, your large cabin bag will be placed in the hold for free.

I'm a FLEXI fare customer, what does this mean for me?


There's no change for FLEXI fare customers; you can still take one small under seat cabin bag and one large cabin bag on board with you. If you book an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat, you'll get your large cabin bag on board. If these aren't available or you choose a Standard seat or don't choose a seat, you'll get your bag on board when showing your boarding card at the gate. In the unlikely event that there's no more space, your large cabin bag will be placed in the hold for free.


Booking

How much is it to add a large cabin bag?


Prices start from £5.99 to book a large cabin bag. If you'd prefer to select an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat which includes a large cabin bag, you can do this on easyJet.com or our app, and prices start from £7.99. Both options also include Speedy Boarding.

Alternatively, you can choose to bring a hold bag, with prices starting from £6.99 for a 15kg bag.


How many large cabin bags can you book per person?


Customers can book one large cabin bag per person per flight. You can either book a large cabin bag or select an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat which includes a large cabin bag. Both options are also available for children and infants with a booked seat.


Is there a limit to the number of large cabin bags available on each flight?


Yes, with limited locker space on board there will be a restriction on the number of large cabin bags available on each flight. As with seats, we encourage all customers to book early for the best availability.


Can I purchase a large cabin bag one way?


Yes, large cabin bags can be booked per passenger per flight.


I can’t seem to add a large cabin bag, why is this?


If you're making a new booking or making changes to an existing booking and haven't been provided with the option to add a large cabin bag for your flight, this may mean they've all been booked up. Alternatively, if you've already selected an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat you won’t be provided with the option to book a large cabin bag, as there's one already included for your flight as a benefit of your seat selection.


If none of these seats or bags are available, and you want to bring a bit extra for all flights on your booking, you can add a hold bag. We already offer a range of hold bag options including a small, 15kg option from just £6.99, so you only need to book and pay for what you need.


I booked an Up Front/Extra Legroom seat or a large cabin bag on the way out, but it wasn’t available to book for my flight back. What are my options?


You can book an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat or add a large cabin bag, for your return flight via easyJet.com or our app. If this isn’t available for one leg of your trip and you’d like to bring another bag with you, you can book a hold bag for all flights on your booking. We also offer a range of hold bag options including a small, 15kg option from £6.99, so you only need to book and pay for what you need.


What happens if large cabin bags and Up Front and Extra Legroom seats are sold out? Will I be able to bring a large cabin bag on board another way?


If there are no Up Front or Extra Legroom seats or large cabin bags available to book, you’ll be able to bring your small under seat cabin bag on board with you. If you’d like to bring more with you, we also offer a range of hold bag options including a small, 15kg option from just £6.99, so you only need to book and pay for what you need.


I didn’t select my seat or add a large cabin bag to my booking. What is my cabin bag allowance?


If you don’t select your own seat, our system will automatically allocate your seat when you check in. Your cabin bag allowance is one small cabin bag (max. 45 x 36 x 20 cm), which needs to fit under the seat in front of you, even if you are auto-allocated an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat.


Making changes to an existing booking

What if I've already booked flights? Can I add a large cabin bag now?


Yes, if you haven’t booked an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat, you can add a large cabin bag to the flights on your booking on easyJet.com or via our app.


What if I’ve already booked an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat to be able to bring a large cabin bag, but would prefer just to have the bag? Can I change my booking?


If you'd like to amend your booking to change your seat selection and bring a large cabin bag instead, you can request this by contacting our Customer Services Team. Prices and availability may vary per flight.


I've booked a large cabin bag and I want to change my booking to an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat, can I do this?


Yes. You can make changes in Manage Bookings on easyJet.com or via our app.


What happens to my large cabin bag allowance if I change my flight?


If you transfer to a new flight where there's large cabin bag or Up Front/Extra Legroom seat availability, there will be no changes to your cabin bag allowance. In the event there’s unfortunately no large cabin bag or Up Front/Extra Legroom seat availability on the flight you'd like to transfer to, you’ll be eligible for a refund. Please make sure you check your cabin bag allowance on Manage Bookings so you know what you can bring.


At the airport

If I have a large cabin bag, can I check it into the hold instead of bringing it on board with me?


No, if you'd like to travel with a bag in the hold, you'll need to book a hold bag. We have a range of hold bag options available including a small, 15kg option from just £6.99.


How do I know if I have Speedy Boarding?


All customers who add a large cabin bag to their booking or select an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat have Speedy Boarding included for their flight. This is also indicated on your boarding pass.


On board

Will my bag be positioned close to me?


If you book an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat which includes a large cabin bag or add a large cabin bag to your booking, you'll also get Speedy Boarding included. This means you'll be amongst the first to board and amongst the first to get your bag in an overhead locker close to you for ease during the flight and of course to make disembarking the aircraft as easy as possible on arrival.


There was spare space in the overhead lockers, but my large cabin bag was put in the hold. Why is this?


Any bags brought to the gate outside of your booked allowance will be placed in the hold at the gate and subject to a charge. We let all customers know about their cabin bag allowances during booking, in their booking confirmation and when checking in online or via our app. We encourage customers to check this before they travel to make sure they don’t bring any bags outside of their allowance to the gate and to help avoid any charges. Even if there's space on board, in fairness to customers who've booked an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat or added a large cabin bag to their booking, only they can bring their large cabin bag on board. All easyJet Plus cardholders and FLEXI fare customers can also bring a large cabin bag on board as one of their benefits, even if they haven’t booked one of these seats, if there’s space. Once everyone has boarded, all customers can of course stow their small cabin bags or other eligible items in an overhead locker if there's room.


Other questions

Why is Hands Free no longer available?


To simplify our baggage options, we’re no longer offering Hands Free. However, we still have a wide range of other bag choices available, including a new large cabin bag option from £5.99, or hold bags from just £6.99. If you’ve already booked or have a voucher for Hands Free, you can of course still use the service.


We’re a large group travelling. Will there be enough room on the flight for us all to buy a large cabin bag?


Please contact our Customer Services Team who'll be able to help you with the most suitable choices available to group bookings for your flight.