Flying with easyJet


It’s summer holiday time across most of Europe, so we focus on what travellers can expect if they are flying on easyJet in the coming weeks.

About easyJet

easyJet is the largest airline of the UK by number of passengers carried, operating domestic and international scheduled services on over 700 routes in 32 countries. Its 200 aircraft (mostly A319s) are spread across 24 bases in Europe, the largest being Gatwick. Last year easyJet carried more than 65 million passengers.

The seats onboard an easyJet flight

The typical dimensions for easyJet cabin seats provide a seat pitch of 29 inches, and seat width of 18 inches.


Checking in for your easyJet flight

Traffic delays, longer than expected security queues are good reasons to make sure you get to the airport nice and early.

YES : Online check-in

Open for all customers from 30 days until 1.5 hours prior to departure

NO : Airport check-in

Customers must use the online check facility


from 2 hours until 45 minutes prior to departure (UK / Europe)

What baggage are you allowed on easyJet?

Don’t get caught out with expensive baggage charges … remember that airlines apply rules for a reason!

Checked-in Luggage

Pre-booked (12 to 22GBP per bag per flight, depending on the route and flight period) / at the airport 32GBP at bag drop or 45GBP at the gate

Hand baggage

1 item of hand baggage (no weight restrictions / 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles / wheels)

Excess Baggage charges

Pre-booked (3GBP (4EUR) per kilogram) / at the airport (10GBP / 13EUR)

Food and drinks on your easyJet flight

If you’re feeling peckish on your easyJet flight, you can buy refreshments onboard
Extract sample of easyJet onboard menu

Some example Buy-on-board prices

Bottled Water : £1.80
Tea : £2.50
Coffee : £2.50
Sandwiches : £4.40
Kids Snack Pack : £4.40

Travelling with children on easyJet

These are leisure and low-cost airlines, so don’t expect free gifts or activity packs for the little ones!
(Photo shows Emirates Cabin service)
If travelling with an infant (under 2 years) you can take an additional baby changing bag (45x36x20cm)
Infants under 2 are not charged a full fare, but will be charged £22 per flight if they travel on the lap of an accompanying adult.

You can take up to 2 of the following items free of charge:
Travel Cot
Double pushchairs
Car seat
Collapsible or non-collapsible pram
Booster seat
Baby back carrier

Families with young children under five will be asked to board the plane after the speedy boarding queue but before the remaining passengers.

» Read the easyJet customer reviews

If you want to know more about about flying with easyJet, read the latest customer reviews.

easyJet customer reviews

“Thought the seat width and legroom was actually quite good, better than some charter companies used previously”
“Flew out on a new A320 which had the new thin seats which proved to be very comfortable even on a 3.5 hour flight”
“Speedy Boarding ticket row 1. The boarding process was well organized – SB ticket holders first on bus and first off to enter aircraft at remote stand in Geneva”

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