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02-12-2020Reuters

From February 10, EasyJet passengers will only be allowed to bring a wheelie suitcase onboard if they pay extra.

At the moment customers can store cabin bags measuring up to 56 x 45 x 25cm but the airline says it’s cutting back on hand luggage "to improve boarding and punctuality.”

Under the new rules paying for extra luggage will also entitle customers to select a seat.

Those who opt for the new FLEXI fare or are members of Easyjet's frequent flyer scheme will be allowed to take one small and one large item of hand luggage onboard, subject to space available.

EasyJet does not apply a weight limit to cabin bags and says its baggage restrictions are "amongst the most generous for air travel”.

Customers who’ve already booked flights after February 10 and don't want to pay extra to take their luggage onboard will be able to put a larger cabin bag in the hold free of charge.

"Punctuality is important to our customers and we know that, if they’re forced to check their bags at the gate due to limited space onboard it can cause flight delays and be frustrating for them too,” said EasyJet Chief Commercial & Customer Officer Robert Carey. "Our new policy will improve boarding and punctuality for everyone and give our customers certainty of what they can have with them onboard.”

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Mark / Hace about 1 year

Basically they've copied Ryanair. As ever.

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Andy / Hace about 1 year

Totally agree with Bergundy Blue. The riff raff bring their worldly possessions and expect not to pay for it. I have seen people sat at the back of the plane put luggage in the overhead lockers of the front 6 rows. If I had paid for those seats and not had room to store my bag I would be very angry. Given the negative responses to Bergundy, there are clearly some very cheap and selfish people out there.

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Burgundy Blue / Hace about 1 year

Long overdue.

The sheer amount of so-called "hand" luggage some folks are determined to board with is ridiculous.

The stowing and boarding process has become time consuming and akin to Black Friday msyhem in shops.

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Steve / Hace about 1 year

Why can’t Easyjet be honest and say we have found another way to make money

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