Up until now, Easyjet passengers were allowed to take a larger bag or a trolley with them on the plane free of charge. From February this is no longer allowed – similar to competitor Ryanair.

Easyjet aircraft at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport

Dhe airline Easyjet is tightening its rules for taking hand luggage. The British low-cost airline announced on Tuesday. Accordingly, from February 10, 2021, passengers will only be allowed to take a small piece of hand luggage into the cabin free of charge. This must fit under the front seat. Easyjet follows its competitor Ryanair, which introduced a similar rule change at the end of 2018.

The changes should help “improve our punctuality and give customers certainty about what they can take on board,” said Easyjet in an email to its customers.

So far, all Easyjet passengers have been allowed to take a larger bag or a trolley case with them, as long as they fit in the overhead lockers above the seats. Smaller bags had to be stowed in the larger piece of luggage. There is no change for customers who book one of the more expensive seats in the front or with more leg room.

You can still take two pieces of luggage with you: a small laptop or handbag and a larger piece of luggage. This also applies to bookings at the more expensive Flexi tariff or to Easyjet Plus customers. Alternatively, passengers can check in a piece of hand luggage at check-in for a fee.