easyJet has been busy it seems – and has been toying around with its hold luggage charges.
So what’s new? The hold baggage limits have changed, with two options now available instead of the singular charge
- A 15kg option has been introduced, with a starting price of £8.99 to £29.99 – depending on the route and length.
- The old 20kg limit has been increased to 23kg – starting at £13.99 – £33.99 depending on the route and length.
This applies to new bookings only. Those of you who think you can get away at check-in or at the gate should be aware of the following charges
easyJet luggage fees – http://www.easyjet.com/en/terms-and-conditions/fees
£37 at check-in, £47 at the gate… and excess luggage charged at £12 per 3Kg. So plan appropriately
easyJet suggest that for those travelling on short trips, it means you don’t have to cram everything into your hand luggage.
Andrew Middleton, Director at easyJet on the changes state:
“In the last year almost half of our passengers’ hold bags contained 15kgs or less, whilst there were also millions of customers who required more weight than we previously allowed with the 20kg bag. Our new products better match those customers’ needs, ensuring we offer value for money choices for everyone, regardless of trip type or duration. “
Passengers can also pool their weight with family and friends.
In some ways, it’s another revenue grab – in other ways, it can be viewed as a convenience not tote your luggage around the airport. Just be aware of those excess charges – and not try to exceed the hand luggage sizes if you’re travelling with just hand luggage.
Those at the airport and at the gate fees are pretty brutal if you’re trying to skip on fees when you could save in advance.
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