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Save money: All you need to know about how to maximize easyJet cabin baggage allowance

Low-cost airline fees can be tricky when it comes to cabin baggage; here is the Skyscanner guide with the most updated restrictions of easyJet cabin baggage, plus valuable tips on how to avoid paying baggage fees at the airport:

easyJet cabin baggage allowance: size, weight, and fees

easyJet cabin bag size easyJet cabin baggage weight allowance Number of bags allowed onboard Cost to check in oversized cabin baggage
56x45x25cm (22″x17.7″x25″)

Flexi, Upfront, Extra Legroom, easyJet Plus customers can carry an additional bag of 45x36x20cm (17.7″x14.1″x7.8″)

No weight restrictions 1 + 1 duty-free bag £40 (₪190.80) at the check-in desk 

£50 (₪238.50) at the gate 

easyJet hold luggage allowance: size, weight, and fees

easyJet hold baggage size easyJet hold luggage weight allowance Number of hold bags allowed Cost of easyJet hold luggage
Up to 275cm (108″)

15 kg (33lbs)

23 kg (51lbs)

32 kg (71lbs)

Up to 3 items of hold luggage per passenger

£8.99-£32.49 (₪42.90-154.90)

£12.99-£36.99 (₪62-₪176.50)

£12 (₪57.30) per each 3 kg

How much hand luggage are you allowed with easyJet?

The maximum size of carry-on luggage is 56x45x25cm. There’s no weight restriction, as long as you can place it in the overhead lockers. If you are Flexi, Upfront, Extra Legroom customers or have the easyJet Plus card, you can bring an additional under seat bag like a laptop bag or handbag no larger than 45x36x20cm.

How much is it to check baggage with easyJet?

easyJet’s 15 kg checked baggage allowance costs £8.99-£32.49 (₪42.90-154.90). For 23 kg you’ll pay £12.99-£36.99 (₪62-₪176.50). The maximum size of each bag is 275cm (length+width+height). You can purchase additional weight online in increments of 3 kg, either at initial booking or post-booking for a fee of £12 (₪57.30) per each 3 kg.

Are babies allowed to carry hand luggage as well?

If you’re traveling with an infant who will be seated on your lap, only an additional baby changing bag is allowed for the infant, size 45x36x20cm. If you have purchased a seat for your baby, they will be granted a cabin bag plus a changing bag. For every infant or child, you can take up to two of the following items free of charge: travel cot, pushchair, double pushchairs, buggy, car seat, collapsible or non-collapsible pram, booster seat, baby back carrier.

How can you save money on easyJet baggage allowances?

We’ve collected several suggestions for you, to make sure that you don’t pay easyJet cabin baggage charges.

1. Buy a new cabin bag

You have purchased cheap flights to London, Paris or Berlin, you arrive happily at the airport, and then they tell you at the gate that your old trolley doesn’t meet the size restriction, and now you have to pay airport checked luggage fee. It will cost you extra £40 (₪190.80) at bag drop desk and £50 (₪238.50) at the boarding gate, sometimes more than the cost of the flight itself! Invest your money in a new bag that will fit easyJet cabin restrictions and go to the airport stress-free. Here is an extra tip: check the restrictions of other airlines you are flying with, find which airline has the smallest baggage allowance, and buy a bag that will serve you on all of your flights.

a woman with a carry-on luggage

2. Don’t be stressed and carry on using your old trolley

As long as your carry-on luggage doesn’t exceed easyJet cabin baggage allowance, you can carry on with whatever bag you have used until now. Don’t panic if they ask you to send it to the hold, sometimes the flight is just too crowded and there is not enough space for it in the cabin. If the plane is full and you are among the last to arrive at the boarding gate, they might tell you “Sorry, there is no more room; it’s going to the hold.” Just make sure you take your laptop, keys or money out of it before bidding it farewell. You will not be charged for the luggage being sent to the hold, but you will have to wait a few extra minutes in the baggage claim area. On your return flight to Tel Aviv, you will probably need to pick up your purchases from the Duty-Free, which will take a minute or two anyway. If you want to guarantee that your hand luggage will remain with you on the flight, arrive at the airport 2-3 hours before departure and board the airplane promptly once the process begins.

3. Pack light for your vacation

Put everything you plan to pack on your bed. Now put at least a third of it back in your closet. Check with your hotel or hosts if there is a hairdryer available so that you don’t have to pack your own. Inquire about complimentary toiletries – sometimes they even include shaving cream and body lotions. It’s also cheaper to buy those at your destination and leave them behind at the end of your trip than to pay gate checked luggage fees. Take enough underwear and t-shirts and cut on the pants and dresses. If you roll everything before packing, there is more chance it will fit into your luggage that fits easyJet baggage allowance restrictions.

Don't pack too much

4. Wear your luggage

Yes, Israel is hot, and you don’t need your coats and jackets most of the year. But your destinations in Europe are often colder, especially during the winter when it gets below freezing on the Continent. You can stuff all of those big pockets in your jacket with small items like rolled shirts, underwear, and socks. It will help you to pack a suitcase with everything you need, without exceeding easyJet cabin baggage allowances. You can also buy designated wearable jackets with large pockets, even sleeveless for warmer seasons. Ok, you won’t be the most stylish person at the airport, but you will save enough money to buy new stylish clothes on your vacation.

a woman with a heavy jacket

5. Become a member, buy FLEXI or Up Front

If you are a frequent flyer to easyJet’s destinations from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport TLV, join easyJet Plus. The annual fee is £199 (₪949), and the membership allows you to choose your seat for free including Upfront and Extra Legroom, dedicated bag-drop counters, fast-track security, speedy boarding, and an additional smaller bag (no bigger than 45x36x20cm) that you can take with you in the cabin.

Not a frequent flyer? Buy a FLEXI fare. It costs more than a regular seat, but your cabin baggage allowance will automatically increase and allow you to bring the extra smaller bag. You can also spend a few more Shekels on an Up Front seat or extra legroom seats. These are the seats in the front of the cabin and next to the emergency exit doors. When you purchase these seats, you are entitled to the extra easyJet cabin baggage allowance, with a second smaller carry-on bag. You also get speedy-boarding with these seats, so you are guaranteed to have space in the cabin for your luggage.

6. Travel Hands-Free

Instead of dragging with your larger cabin bag at the airport, you can check it at the bag-drop counter for £6 (₪28.60). Remember, the maximum size of the bag is 56x45x25cm, and it must fit within the baggage sizer. Hand-Free travel allows you to take a personal item with on board, such as a small backpack or a laptop bag.

7. Just check your bag

If you have a more extended vacation, or it’s a cold destination that requires more massive outfits, sometimes it’s better to admit that easyJet cabin baggage allowance is just not enough for your needs, even though it’s very generous in not limiting you with weight restrictions. Don’t be one of those annoying passengers who block the aisle while trying again and again and again to stick their bag into the overhead locker.

When you book checked bags in advance online, you will pay up to £36.99 (₪176.50) per item up to 23 kg, per flight. Doing so at the gate is more pricey £50 (₪238.50).

Checked in baggage

8. Choose another airline

While easyJet cabin baggage allowance is reasonable, especially after Ryanair and Wizz Air reduced their cabin allowances, there may be other options more suited to your needs. easyJet is one of the very few airlines that have no weight restrictions, but we all know that there is only so much that you can stuff into one bag. Compare other airlines that are flying to your destination and check if they include free baggage allowance. It also may be cheaper to have a non-direct flight with an airline which allows you free checked baggage. All you have to do is be creative, do a little research, and compare.

Information correct as of October 2018