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30 Jul 2009 00:00 by Tamsin Star rating. 171 posts Send private message

 Easy Jet allows one standard piece of hand baggage to maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cmone standard piece of hand baggage to maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cm.   I don't take a suitcase only this size of hand luggage plus a handbag and anything bought at the Duty Free. 

My husband warned me yesterday that his work collegue went to Glasgow wth Easy Jet and they were strictly enforcing this one piece of hand luggage - no handbags, duty free bags - they all had to go into the hand luggage .Are they enforcing this on all the flights  ( I know Glasgow to Gatwick has always been strict but they did allow a ladies handbag. )? 

Is this another way of making you pay for the luggage and getting you to buy Duty  free on board?

 





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30 Jul 2009 15:46 by Sanchez1 Star rating. 841 posts Send private message

We had the same thing on a recent flight from Newcastle to Malaga.  We both had to place our bags in the orange hand luggage rack at check in to make sure they weren't too big.  My wife also had to put her hand bag in to her hand luggage.

I hope Easyjet don't end up like Ryanair, who seem to take great joy in annoying their customers.

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30 Jul 2009 15:57 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6942 posts Send private message

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Tamsin, Easyjet have had this rule, same as most other cheap airlines, for ages but just not implemented it till recently. It really is up to each of us to read their website where it's clear enough, just one piece of hand baggage max 55x40x20cm each.

Ironically though, having checked again their rules here state

 

Save where the limits set locally are more restrictive, passengers are permitted one standard piece of hand baggage to a volume limit of 55x40x20cm (including wheels and pockets) (“Standard Hand Baggage”). It must fit without force into the gauges provided at check-in or departure gates. 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.

In addition to the “Standard Hand Baggage” you may also carry:
(a) one of the following: An overcoat; an umbrella, or a shawl; and
(b) one standard size carrier bag of goods purchased from the departure airport.

Perhaps we should all print this & show Easyjet staff. I would hazzard a strong guess that it would come under the 'Save where the limits set locally are more restrictive'  logic !!!

David, on a recent flight from Bristol to Murcia we also were asked/told to put our hand baggage within the contraption. Imagine our amazement when a case advertised as under 55x40x20cm needed 'help' to go in & then the wheels stuck out the side which she obviously didn't see as I was standing against it. There now are notices on the check in desk with graphics showing the only way hand baggage must go in the wotsit. If you manage to get it in but the wheels stick out the side as one graphic showed we have to check it into the hold. Needless to say we've left that case in our place in Spain & bought two smaller ones.



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30 Jul 2009 21:02 by leema Star rating in Washington Tyne & We.... 652 posts Send private message

Same thing happened to us when going from Newcastle to Malaga, only one piece of hand luggage and no handbags. Luckily thats all I had that time.



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30 Jul 2009 21:28 by ******** Star rating in UK & Murcia. 573 posts Send private message

Same on bmibaby.  Never used to be. 

Recently had to put  very, very tiny over-body bag (purse size for my money to use on the plane) into my larger handbag (ordinary handbag size, not cabin luggage size).  I usually keep the purse on me and put the hndbag in the overhead locker.  I was also told to put my caridgan on or put it in the bag,  I wasn't allowed to carry it under my arm.  Newspaper bought at shop in departures also had to go in the handbag.   All demanded before I was allowed entry to the seating area in the departure gate.  Rules is rules now - one bag - either a handbag or hand luggage.  Have to comply - but it seems excessively stupid .



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30 Jul 2009 23:14 by foxbat Star rating in Granada. 1114 posts Send private message

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Do these people actually want passengers?

I really begin to wonder...

Shame we cannot organise a 'boycott the cheapies day', (all of  'em) to make them realise that they actually need us poor schmucks...

Just too bloody big for their boots...

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31 Jul 2009 11:10 by joanmalaga Star rating in Costa del Sol. 422 posts Send private message

It is a real pain, if you carry a laptop you have to take it out at the metal detector and then put it away again, they want you to put everything in the bag, then take it out, then put it back!

Its ridiculous, soon enough they wont allow us to sit on the pane becuase we take too much space!

 





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31 Jul 2009 11:15 by foxbat Star rating in Granada. 1114 posts Send private message

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Maybe thats the real reason that Ryanair wants to convert his aircraft to 'Standees...'



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31 Jul 2009 15:40 by Tamsin Star rating. 171 posts Send private message

In addition to the “Standard Hand Baggage” you may also carry:
(a) one of the following: An overcoat; an umbrella, or a shawl; and
(b) one standard size carrier bag of goods purchased from the departure airport.

I did not see this on the web site - so thanks for this . 

Could we ladies not put our handbag in the Duty Free bag???. This is getting stupid now.

When we flew to Glasgow the Ground Stewardess at  Gatwick was like a little Hitler . My husband had to put his case in the hold - the  case passed the dimensions but the wheels stuck.    We were expecting to have to pay for it but didn't .  On the way back - no problem but it was a Steward . Is this a female ' thing'.

I agree that in the past what people passed as ' hand luggage ' was just too much but now  East Jet have gone the other way.

 





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31 Jul 2009 16:18 by Marksfish Star rating in Sandy, Bedfordshire/.... 2413 posts Send private message

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The problem with hand luggage will become more apparent once everyone checks in online. The first you will know that your bag is too big is when you are refused boarding at the gate. I've seen at least two people putting dirty washing on at the gate to make their bags smaller and prevent putting it in the hold, sorry, but I have no sympathy.

The problem is that people have always tried it on with carry on luggage getting bigger and bigger, leaving no room in the overhead lockers for others to use. If everyone had "played ball" in the first place and not tried to take advantage, it may not have come to these draconian measures.

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31 Jul 2009 17:42 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6942 posts Send private message

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Tamsin, Easyjet's regs may say In addition to the “Standard Hand Baggage” you may also carry:
(a) one of the following: An overcoat; an umbrella, or a shawl; and
(b) one standard size carrier bag of goods purchased from the departure airport.

but, in practice we had a woman at Bristol in May ( the same one who told us to put our hand baggage in the measuring thingymebob) stand at the gate as we were about to board & she was insisting all those with handbags, hand baggage & carrier bags force these into one bag !!! This caused a lot of delay quite obviously & we didn't hang around waiting to see what happened if/when someone couldn't do that & I guess it happened with many. We did see someone manage to bypass the woman as she tackled someone with a bag, a hand bag & a carrier.

As Mark says 'If everyone had "played ball" in the first place and not tried to take advantage, it may not have come to these draconian measures'.



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