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How to Avoid Baggage Fees on easyJet

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When you fly on low-cost airlines like RyanAir and easyJet, you can only bring one cabin bag or carry-on bag. Unless you pay extra. But there’s a secret travel hack that can save you money and let you bring several cabin bags without paying extra baggage fees.

Secret Travel Hack: How to Avoid Baggage Fees on easyJet

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Need to bring another bag when flying easyJet? But don’t want to have to pay the 35 British pounds (abut $45) that easyJet will charge for a second cabin bag? Here’s what you need to do to avoid paying baggage fees on easyJet.

Go shopping at the duty free shop.

Shopping at the Duty Free Shop

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Shopping at the airport can save you money

You’re thinking, “What? Shopping?” Here’s why shopping at the duty free shop means you won’t have to pay baggage fees.

When you fly on Easyjet you’re allowed to bring one cabin bag (aka carry-on bag) for free.

You can bring an extra bag such as a purse or laptop. As long as it’s no bigger than 45 x 36 x 20cm (17 x 14 x 7) and fits under the seat if you:

  • Are an easyJet Plus member (annual fee of 170 British pound or $236)
  • Bought a FLEXI fare
  • Paid for Upfront
  • Purchased Extra Legroom

And if you want to bring an additional bag or one that’s larger than a laptop such as a backpack, you have to pay an extra bag fee of 32 British pounds (about $45).

But, if you have a duty free bag, you will not be charged the extra baggage fee.

So visit the duty free shop before you get to your gate and buy a souvenir or some candy. Ask politely for the largest bag. Put your backpack or extra bag inside the duty free bag.

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No extra baggage fees if you put your backpack or extra bags in duty free bags

And viola, you can bring everything in that duty free bag on your Easyjet flight without being charged a baggage fee.

Conclusion

If you’re flying on a budget airline like easyJet, make sure you know the one secret travel hack that will save you from paying baggage fees and let you bring an unlimited amount of cabin bags (or carry-on) bags.

Buy something from the duty free store. Then place your additional bag into the duty free bag. You can bring as many duty free bags on your easyJet flight without paying baggage fees.

Would you pay 4 British pounds (about $6)  to buy a small trinket or candy to avoid paying 35 British pounds (about $45) for each extra bag?

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Lindsay Nieminen

Monday 7th of March 2016

This is an awesome tip! i am going to try this on our next budget airline trip! But the one problem that i have come up with in terminals where there are domestic and international flights in the same area is that you do not get your duty free items until you BOARD the plane, and they are also sealed shut! (example in Hawaii). But for any terminals that do not have domestic and international travel, this is a great idea!

Debra Schroeder

Monday 7th of March 2016

Hi Lindsay Nieminen,

Glad you enjoyed the tip. Have you seen them hold all duty free purchases? I've only seen them hold and seal shut duty free alcohol purchases.

Jennifer Melroy

Sunday 6th of March 2016

This is brilliant. I have never thought about doing this but it is so simple and yet brilliant.

Debra Schroeder

Monday 7th of March 2016

Hi Jennifer Melroy,

Thanks!

Vicky and Buddy

Sunday 6th of March 2016

This is a great tip! Especially with so many airlines now charging for additional bags. I haven't flown on Easyjet, but there are many similar airlines in the US.

Debra Schroeder

Monday 7th of March 2016

Hi Vicky and Buddy,

Glad you liked the tip. :)

Megan

Sunday 6th of March 2016

That's a great tip! Thanks for sharing. Budget airlines are starting to pop up all over the US lately. Wonder if this works for them too.

Debra Schroeder

Sunday 6th of March 2016

Hi Megan,

You're welcome. It should work for internationally flights because of the duty free aspect. But won't work for domestic flights.

melody pittman

Sunday 6th of March 2016

Nice suggestions though I am not familiar with Easyjet at all. Ouch, those extra baggage fees are steep!

Debra Schroeder

Sunday 6th of March 2016

Hi melody pittman,

Thanks. :)

Yep, with the extra baggage fees, that cheap ticket ends up costing more than booking on a non low-budget airline.

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