easyJet today announced another pioneering development by introducing Europe’s most generous hand baggage allowance. It will better that offered by any other airline in
Europe - even the Club Class allowances of the dinosaur national airlines!From Monday 12th July, easyJet is removing the weight restriction (*within reason
able limits) on hand baggage for all passengers - making the flying experience
faster and more efficient for many travellers.
In order to comply with safety regulations laid-down by the UK Civil Aviation
Authority and to reflect the limited space in the overhead storage bins, there will
be volume limit of 55x40x20 cm for the principal piece of hand baggage - the same as
BA’s Club Class!
Passengers will also be entitled to take a small piece of personal luggage onboard -
such as a handbag, camera bag, laptop etc.
This latest development will make it easier for passengers to make a quick exit from
the airport and is likely to be particularly attractive to easyJet’s many business
passengers who already fly with Europe’s number one low-cost airline to benefit from
conveniently-located city airports (not airstrips miles away), 30 minute check-in
times, high-frequency routes, great punctuality and some of Europe’s lowest fares.
easyJet Chief Executive, Ray Webster said:
“Fat cats just lost their last excuse not to fly with easyJet. Our new hand baggage
arrangements will give passengers the freedom to carry more than they could on
British Airways Club Class - but without the extortionate fares.
“Our approach is all about pushing boundaries and reinventing the business model to
make flying as simple as possible. easyJet already makes life easy for its
customers by flying them from convenient local airports to Europe’s top
destinations, saving them both time and money.
“Unlike some other airlines, easyJet is not working towards removing hold baggage.
Airlines will always be restricted by the volume that can be carried in the
overhead storage bins and easyJet does not believe that such significant
limitations would be attractive to passengers.”