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