Easyjet to reduce cabin luggage size

1 July 2013

easy jet-plane Those scamps at easyJet are bringing in tighter cabin bag rules tomorrow, which means that you won't be able to take on as much hand luggage as before.

Now, you'll only be able to take on bags no bigger than 50 x 40 x 20cm. You can still chance your arm with the slightly larger, previously allowable 56 x 45 x 25cm bags but you might not get to keep it with you during the flight. It's a kind of Russian Roulette thing they're doing with you.

EasyJet said: “If you bring one piece of cabin baggage no bigger than 50 x40 x 20cm including handles and wheels, we guarantee it will always travel with you either in the overhead locker or, if necessary, under the seat in front of you."

“You can still choose to bring one slightly bigger bag up to the maximum size of 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels, but on some busy flights your bag may have to go into the hold."

"The bag guarantee is a way for passengers to gain peace of mind that their bag will travel with them onboard the flight. The guarantee is transparent and fair to all our customers and the result of in-depth customer research."

Get your tape measures out.

TOPICS:   Travel   Complaints


  • Mr S.
    Please change the title as that's false, you're just trying to get hits!! They're not reducing the size of baggage they're giving customer another option in that if you bring a smaller bag they guarantee you can take it on the plane with you.
  • David
    You`re title is actually wrong as Mr Smith says above but it is a bit of a rubbish move as it reduces the speed and ease of hand luggage only travel. However, an accurate title would not get as many pageviews would it ;) They are not technically changing the cabin luggage size but changing the amount *GUARANTEED* to be allowed as carry on - which is a bit annoying. However, this is a game of Russian roulette as you state and there are no fees. So, the limit remains 56cm by 45cm by 25cm but they have added an exciting twist to keep you on your toes and to be a pain in the arse. Still, it is not good for passengers!
  • Sicknote
    This will only affect poor people who like to fly for pennies and not pay the extras. E.g. not me and the missus when we pop out to our holiday home in Malta at the weekend.
  • Mr. P.
    And they'll put your "oversize" bag in the hold for free? No? You mean they'll charge through the nose for it and it's all completely at their discretion and you can't do a thing about it because the ticket is non-refundable? Greedy fuckers.
  • Clunge
    Don't think they charge to do it, so it doesn't bother me. The only difference is that you may need to wait for it when you get off the plane.
  • w. g.
    My cabin bag conforms to the old measurement. I need to know whether, under the new bag regulations, I will incur a penalty if my case is removed and placed in the hold? Easy Jet, you must clarify this. My next booking will be influenced by your response.
  • Mary
    When Easyjet listened to customer feedback, customers were annoyed that their smaller bags were being placed in the hold when other people with the maximum luggage dimensions could keep them in the overhead lockers. All Easyjet are saying is if you are travelling with a bag which has slightly smaller dimensions, they guarantee it will not be offloaded. There is no charge for a bag being offloaded, it is just a pain waiting for a bag on the carousel. And yes the title of this article is false :)

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