EasyJet hand luggage: Baggage rules explained for UK passengers travelling long-haul

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EasyJet recently announced their merger with Virgin Atlantic to extend their long-haul travel destinations.

For Britons, this means they can now book flights under Worldwide by EasyJet, being able to fly with the budget carrier to Europe and connect to a Virgin Atlantic flight for the rest of the journey.

Passengers may be confused as to what it means in regards to their hand luggage when travelling.

EasyJet passengers travelling with the airline need to be aware of what they can take into the cabin for free.

Hand luggage

Passengers are able to take one suitcase onboard for free. This must be no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including the handles and the wheels.

EasyJet is one of the best for hand luggage – they offer unlimited weight for the bag.

This means the suitcase can fit as much as possible into it without breaking any weight restrictions.

The difference to other airlines is passengers are not able to take a smaller bag or handbag onboard as well.

It must fit into the suitcase and not be a separate bag to be put underneath the seat.

There is only room for 70 cabin bags per flight so passengers trying to travel with a suitcase should get to the front of the queue.

If not, then they will be automatically checked into the cabin to be retrieved at the baggage carousel after landing.

Passengers who choose to fly with a different airline for a long-haul flight using the Worldwide by EasyJet programme will need to check the airline’s luggage rules.

Airlines included such as Virgin Atlantic, Norwegian and Thomas Cook all have different hand luggage regulations that will need to be followed.

Virgin Atlantic passengers are allowed a suitcase smaller than EasyJet, with just 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.

The weight limit depends on which ticket has been bought, although economy travellers are allowed just 10kg.

Norwegian travellers are also allowed a free suitcase, measuring 55cm x 40cm x 23cm along with a personal handbag or laptop bag.

These must weigh no more than 10kg when combined.

Thomas Cook passengers can take no more than 6kg of weight onboard in a suitcase measuring 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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