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easyJet 2021 cabin bag policy

As of 10 February 2021 a new easyJet cabin bag policy will come into effect, largely following the Ryanair model where free hand luggage will become a thing of the past other than the smallest of cases. easyJet notified customers on affected flights on 01 December 2020 advising that all booked flights after 10 February 2021 will be subject to the new rules.

easyJet 2021 cabin bag policy

What is the new easyJet cabin bag policy?

The size of permitted cabin bag included within your ticket price eligible to carry onboard is determined by the type of seat booked.
  • Up front and Extra legroom seats include a cabin bag (max. 56 x 45 x 25cm) that must fit and be stored in the overhead lockers
  • Regular seats include a smaller cabin bag (max. 45 x 36 x 20cm) that must fit under the seat infront

How much is Up front or Extra legroom seating?

Depending on the route you are flying will determine how much extra you pay for Up front or Extra legroom seats on easyJet. Generally speaking the longer the flight, the higher the fee along the scale;
  • Up front: £12.99-£39.99 (16.99 € – 52.49 €)
  • Extra legroom: £7.99 - £34.99 (10.49 € – 45.49 €)

2021 easyJet cabin bag sizes

  • Up front / Extra legroom ticket holders: Max. 56 x 45 x 25cm (must fit in overhead locker)
  • Standard ticket holders: Max. 45 x 36 x 20cm (must fit under seat infront)

New eayJet cabin bag policy for existing bookings

If you have already booked your flight for 2021 and it falls after the proposed policy change date and have not opted for either the Extra legroom or Up front seats you will still be able to travel with the previous cabin bag for no charge, however you will not be able to take your bag on board.

You should take it to the bag drop for ‘hands free’ boarding along with a copy of the email received today (01 December 2020) to allow this service at no charge. You will not be able to board with your large cabin bag (max. 56 x 45 x 25cm) and will be charged a fee at the gate. You will still be able to board with the new smaller cabin bag (max. 45 x 36 x 20cm). Hands free luggage is treated as priority boarding should be the first out on the baggage carousel at your arrival airport.

Copy of e-mail sent to customers regarding 2021 easyJet cabin bag policy change

easyJet 2021 new cabin bag policy
Phil Partridge
Posted: December 01, 2020 by Phil Partridge
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Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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