easyJet 'hands free' check in your hand luggage for £4
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easyJet 'hands free' check in your hand luggage for £4

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LocalFound 30th Jun 2017
If like me you don't like the hassle of taking luggage through security and with you through the airport then this might be a good deal.

I am flying with easyJet tomorrow and received an email. It states that I can check in my cabin size bag for £4 when I get to the airport just find check in staff and pay at the desk. I wasn't able to find anything online about this so maybe it's a new thing? There's no weight limit either as long as it's 56x45x25.
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Surely the reason for taking hand luggage is that you don't have to hang around the scrum at the carousel at the other end of your journey?
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Think Jet2 do this free,did on the way back from Cyprus for us !
better not be more than 32kg as it'll get refused on H&S grounds
I do this with Ryan air for free all the time. Yes it's convenient but charging for it when others don't doesn't seem like a good deal.
It's also bout a tenner for a family option too or 5 Euro n 12 euro if your in Europe.
Paid £5 each way with Ryanair a few weeks ago for the same thing, at the boarding gate they then asked for volunteers to put their bags in the hold for free! (_;)
Surely the reason for taking hand luggage is that you don't have to hang around the scrum at the carousel at the other end of your journey?
Ryanair usually beg/force you to do if unless you get to the front of the queue early enough.
standupifyou

Surely the reason for taking hand luggage is that you don't have to hang … Surely the reason for taking hand luggage is that you don't have to hang around the scrum at the carousel at the other end of your journey?


When I fly outside the UK I prefer my bags to go in to the hold. Especially when I'm sat in the middle of the cabin. You don't have to carry anything and after you're through passport control ta daaa your bag is ready. Although I find it ridiculous that they are charging for this. Just ask the staff at the boarding gate.
I would keep it, they usually ask at boarding gate if you want to check it in the hold for free
WOW... Such a way to con money!

The reason they offer free cabin bags into hold is that if everyone brings on their maximum allowed size of bag for the cabin, then there is not enough room inside the overhead compartments for the bags.

Because your ticket entitles you to do this, they have to honour this. Most travellers actually don't care where their cabin bag goes, it's more about the free allowance. So when you are in the boarding queue they will ask you to let them put the cabin bag into hold for free, thus freeing up room inside the cabin.

EasyJet have managed to word it so you are getting something 'extra' for £4, when in fact you are paying £4 extra for something you are entitled to!
Edited by: "ninjin" 30th Jun 2017
ninjin

WOW... Such a way to con money! The reason they offer free cabin bags … WOW... Such a way to con money! The reason they offer free cabin bags into hold is that if everyone brings on their maximum allowed size of bag for the cabin, then there is not enough room inside the overhead compartments for the bags.Because your ticket entitles you to do this, they have to honour this. Most travellers actually don't care where their cabin bag goes, it's more about the free allowance. So when you are in the boarding queue they will ask you to let them put the cabin bag into hold for free, thus freeing up room inside the cabin.EasyJet have managed to word it so you are getting something 'extra' for £4, when in fact you are paying £4 extra for something you are entitled to!


I agree entirely, carrot-san
I flew EasyJet last week, it's £4 at the bag check in desk but if you take it to the boarding gate you can ask them to put it in for free there. The girl at the bag check in told us but did it free anyway as we had our 6 month old on his first flight and must have felt sorry for us
O'Leary must be fuming over this and asking himself why he hadn't thought of it first.
ninjin

WOW... Such a way to con money! The reason they offer free cabin bags … WOW... Such a way to con money! The reason they offer free cabin bags into hold is that if everyone brings on their maximum allowed size of bag for the cabin, then there is not enough room inside the overhead compartments for the bags.Because your ticket entitles you to do this, they have to honour this. Most travellers actually don't care where their cabin bag goes, it's more about the free allowance. So when you are in the boarding queue they will ask you to let them put the cabin bag into hold for free, thus freeing up room inside the cabin.EasyJet have managed to word it so you are getting something 'extra' for £4, when in fact you are paying £4 extra for something you are entitled to!


Also for the weight and balance of the plane.

paulandpam1

O'Leary must be fuming over this and asking himself why he hadn't thought … O'Leary must be fuming over this and asking himself why he hadn't thought of it first.


Tbh, I prefer flying with FR than easyjet because of the hand luggage allowance. I can take 2 bags with FR. If an Easyjet staff sees you with 2 bags (even a handbag) and you don't have a plus membership, be ready to empty your bag and pray to Jesus it all fits in one.
I understand all your points and it's true you can avoid paying the £4 and still possible get your bag in the hold. But, you have to carry your bag around with you and in this case all you avoid is a few minutes of carrying it onto the plane.
I still think it's worth it for some to avoid the hassle of carrying your luggage through security and around the airport until boarding can be a pain and could be hours depending on how early you get there.
The deal is around the convenience of this only. To pay for a checked bag is £16.
Flew with them last week, they took my hand luggage off me both ways despite the flight being half empty on the return.
ryanseg

Ryanair usually beg/force you to do if unless you get to the front of the … Ryanair usually beg/force you to do if unless you get to the front of the queue early enough.



British Airways do the same ...if it's a busy flight.....except tend not too look after it very well.

They had to replace 2 of my hand luggage so far due to damage in the hold.

What you have failed to mention, that whilst it is a treat to do the airport and board luggage free, depending on airport retrieval of luggage from the belt takes time. If you're lucky, can be a few minutes if not, can be way longer. Thats why I will always try do carry on baggage than free checked into hold.



ciaozammer

I understand all your points and it's true you can avoid paying the £4 … I understand all your points and it's true you can avoid paying the £4 and still possible get your bag in the hold. But, you have to carry your bag around with you and in this case all you avoid is a few minutes of carrying it onto the plane.I still think it's worth it for some to avoid the hassle of carrying your luggage through security and around the airport until boarding can be a pain and could be hours depending on how early you get there.The deal is around the convenience of this only. To pay for a checked bag is £16.




Edited by: "ninjin" 30th Jun 2017
Good point ninjin. If you were in a hurry to get away at your destination that could be a problem. I see my fellow hukd'ers don't rate this deal... Probably true but I think it's good to know and I'm surprised they don't mention it on their website.
They did ours free beginning of June! If they didn't I'd take it on plane, they normally want ppl to get rid of it coz 2 many go onto flights now coz ppl won't pay for cases!
Suppose it cuts down on boarding and un-boarding if you take off says 40 cases from passengers, less messing arose me grabbing from overheads.
As the bag is going in the hold it also means you don't have the liquid restrictions
the main advantage of EasyJet's hands free is that they are very strict on the one cabin bag rule. If i have a carry on suitcase plus a handbag I have to keep cramming my hand bag into the cabin bag at various points. Personally i don't think £4 is bad for being free of your carry on case. It means you can put all your liquids in and forget them and you are not pulling it round the departure lounge, keeping an eye on it in the cafe, wedging it into the loo! Not to mention struggling to find a space in the overhead locker on board. Yes- you can be asked if you want to check it in for free but that is usually at the end at the gate when you've been through security etc. It says that bags on this deal also come off first and you get boarding immediately after the Speedy lot (although I'm not sure how that works). I hadn't heard of it but it was offered on a domestic flight. It was great and picking it up off the carousel added less than a minute to the process. You have to queue after that anyway.....
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