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The BIG TWO have recently
moved the goalposts again regarding baggage and boarding priority.
What you see is not necessarily what you get!
It is quite important to understand the new rules as they reflect
the price you finally pay.
EasyJet claim that they
are the only low-fare airline that don't charge for baggage but that
is not quite true. Here's what happens -
They carry 20 Kgs free and the 1st piece of luggage is free. Extra
pieces are £5.00 each way - but you can still only check-in 20 kgs!
Any excess over this is £6.00 per kg. each way. You can only pay
for excess baggage at the check-in.
Cabin Luggage: I
item is permitted per passenger (55cms x 40 x 20). There is no
weight restriction except that you have to be able to lift it into
the rack without assistance.
£7.50 UK to Spain. £2.50 coming back.
They carry 15 Kgs free but you have to pay £5.00 (each way) for
each piece - including the 1st. You can still only check-in 15 kgs!
Any excess over this is £8.00 per kg. each way. You can only pay
for excess baggage at the check-in.
Cabin Luggage: I
item is permitted per passenger (55cms x 40 x 20). There is a 10
kg weight restriction.
£4.00 both ways.
When you declare how many pieces of luggage you have the default
is 1 which adds £5.00 to the cost each way.
If you select 0 pieces, priority boarding is automatically
selected for both ways (£4.00).
You can switch this off on the line below and pay nothing -
as long as you only have carry-on luggage.
Applies to EasyJet, RyanAir and most
other low-fare airlines -
No pooling/sharing of
the checked baggage allowance is permitted, even within a party
travelling on the same Confirmation Number.
Any extra items carried
into the cabin must (ladies purse, handbag, document wallet etc.)
must fit into the flight bag.
There are other
regulations regarding what can be carried inside the flight bag.
Generally all liquids, pastes, powders, tablets, medicines etc.
are limited in volume and have to be carried in a separate
transparent plastic bag (for security inspection) and then fit
into the flight bag.
See the exact text relating to baggage
EasyJet - (a) Each Passenger is usually permitted to
transport one standard piece of Unchecked Baggage in the cabin as
hand Baggage to a maximum weight and size, in accordance with our
Carrier's Regulations. Baggage which you carry on to the aircraft
must fit under the seat in front of you or in an enclosed storage
compartment in the cabin. Items determined by us to be of excessive
weight or size will not be permitted in the cabin.
Each passenger is
entitled to carry 20 kg of hold baggage spread over a maximum of 8
hold bags. Excess weight fees will be payable at the airport if the
total weight exceeds 20 kg.
This fee reflects a charge of £5.00 per additional bag in excess of
the free allowance of 1 bag per passenger.
Further hold baggage can
be added online at any time via My easyJet.com.
Bag charges are non-refundab
Conditions of Carriage
Articles 8.1 and 9
Passengers and their
baggage will be subjected to security screening throughout their
journey. To assist us with this, please ensure that your cabin
baggage is packed in such a way that, if requested by airport
personnel at check-in, you are able to transfer articles into
baggage to be checked in as hold baggage.
Hand baggage regulations
in many airports are currently subject to change at short notice.
Additional restrictions imposed by regional or national authorities
and governing hand or hold baggage may be in force at the time of
Passengers may take
liquids on board in their hand luggage provided they meet the
1. The liquid is in a
container with a maximum volume of 100 ml
2. That all liquid containers meeting the maximum volume of 100ml
can be fitted comfortably into a transparent, re-sealable 1 litre
The plastic bag should be presented separately at security.
You may be required to dispose of liquids which do not meet the
Save where the limits set
locally are more restrictive, passengers are permitted one standard
piece of hand baggage to a volume limit of 55x40x20cm; no weight
restriction applies within
reasonable limits — i.e. a passenger must be able to place the piece
of luggage safely in the
overhead storage bins without assistance.
Flights Departing on or
Before 30 September 2007 (Regardless of when Booked)
Each passenger may take
one item of standard checked-in hold baggage free of charge.
Additional items are subject to a fee payable per item either in
advance or in the airport.
Each passenger has a free hold baggage weight allowance of 20kg,
after which excess baggage
The maximum weight for any single piece of baggage is 32 kgs and no
passenger may carry more
than 50kg on any flight (regardless of the number of bags), for any
Sporting equipment and musical instruments incur charges, see below.
RyanAir - Checked
A Baggage Fee is charged
for the carriage of each item of Checked Baggage per item of
baggage/per one way flight. The Baggage Fee may be prepaid at a
discounted rate when making
your reservation via www.ryanair.com - Click here for details, or if
pay for your Baggage Fee
at the airport, or through a Ryanair call - Click here for details.
wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking frames are carried free
Passenger may purchase up to 5 items of baggage per person. Please
Note: That the total
Checked Baggage Allowance per person is 15kg irrespective of the
number of items of baggage
purchased per person. There is no baggage allowance for infants,
although a pram/buggy will
be carried free of charge.
Any passenger checking in baggage exceeding the 15kg checked baggage
allowance per person
will be charged an excess baggage fee per kilo Click here for
Passengers may not use the unused checked baggage allowance of other
pooling/sharing of the checked baggage allowance is permitted, even
within a party travelling
on the same Confirmation Number.
For health and safety reasons Ryanair will not accept any individual
item exceeding 32 kilos
and with combined dimensions of more than 81cms height, 119cms wide
and 119cms depth. This
weight limit does not apply to mobility equipment.
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If you don't already
know how to use the cheap flight finder -
1. Click to select your
UK airport. This will show the low-fare airlines that operate from
that airport and the Costa Blanca airports served (Alicante,
Valencia or Murcia).
2. Click for each, one
after the other, and proceed right to the point where you have to
provide the credit card details, minimise the page (
in the top right hand
corner) and you will see the airline selection page again.
3. When you have priced
them all they will be in buttons on the bottom of your screen.
Open up the cheapest and book it.
Sometimes on airline will
be cheaper outgoing and the other incoming - You can book different
airlines out and back or even different airports.
Different airports could create a problem if you drive and park.
If you are incoming to the Costa Blanca there is no problem at all.
You can collect at one airport and return to the other with
Victoria Cars Cost Blanca Car Hire.
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