This is the first part of the “Europe Low Cost Airlines” series.
EasyJet is one of the largest low cost airlines in Europe. They operate an ever-expanding network offering cheap air flights on 267 routes between 75 key European airports. (At least so they were on the date of writing) For this year they announced new routes for Split and Rijeka in Croatia, Marrakech in Morocco and Istanbul in Turkey.

You can book their tickets same as most low cost airline tickets - by going to their website, or by calling their sales center. On the website you can get a ₤10 discount on return flight.
Payment is done via credit or debit card and some handling fees apply. Advertised prices do not include airport taxes, which you will also pay.

Since Easy Jet does not issue tickets, all you need for check-in is your booking reference and some form of Photo ID. Check-in desks are open from two hours till 30 minutes before flight departure. Make sure you are there on time since low cost airline tickets are non-refundable. If you have only hand baggage, you can check-in online. EasyJet is introducing self-check-in kiosks. They are already operational at Nottingham East Midlands, Geneva and Berlin.

You can take only one piece of hand baggage with you. Free hold baggage allowance is 20 kg. Charge for extra baggage is ₤5 per kilo. They are very strict about it, so better weigh your baggage before you leave home.

EasyJet operates a free seating policy based on priority boarding system. This means, the sooner you check-in, greater the chance that you will find the seat you like.

Important: If you are having connecting flights leave enough time between flights to collect your baggage and check-in again.

UPDATE: I have written some update regarding hand baggage and hold baggage rules here.

Hope I helped you find some low cost airline tickets with Easy Jet. Take care and have a nice flight! :-)


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This is the first post in the “Cheap Air Flights - Travel Tips” series, which will explore some common characteristics of low cost airlines and cheap air flights.

Cheap air flights are a great way to travel, and I am not going to advise you against them. I only want to highlight some points that you must be aware of. Points, that all travelers should pay attention to, while planning their trip.

1. Price of the ticket. - Beware of advertised prices. They always exclude fees, taxes etc. The price you see in the ad is not what you will pay.

2. Departure and destination airports. – In order to lower airport fees, low cost airlines use smaller airports. These airports can be far away from the city you are going. Count on some extra expenses because of it.

3. Hidden fees and taxes. – Beside the price of the ticket, you will pay fees like, credit card handling fee, airport taxes, sometimes even fuel surcharge. Remember that if you want to change any booking details, it will cost you. In addition, there are charges for baggage, reservation for seating etc.

4. Tickets. – Most low cost airlines operate a ticketless service. All you need at check in is a booking reference number and a Photo ID. This is great, since your ticket can’t be lost or stolen.

5. Baggage allowance and excess baggage fees. - All low cost airlines are very strict about baggage allowance. Weigh your baggage before living home. Usual free allowance is 20 kg, and excess baggage fee - 5 € per kilo.

6. Connecting flights. – Leave enough time between flights. You have to collect your baggage and check it in again. You will not get refund for the missed second flight because the first was delayed.

7. Check-in, boarding and seating. – Most airlines open their check in desks two hours before departure. If you are late, there is no refund. The same happens if you don’t get to boarding gate in time. These airlines often operate a free seating policy based on priority boarding system.

8. Food. – Free food is usually not served during flight. It is available for a fee.

9. Time your booking. – Flight fares get more expansive as flight date approaches. Book your flight as early as possible. Also, mid-week flights are the cheapest.

10. Wouldn’t you get a better deal with a main carrier? – And finally ask yourself, wouldn’t you get a better deal with a main carrier. Honestly, sometimes you would. Following the competition from low cost airlines, flag carriers (like British Airways) have cut their prices on more competing routes. You can find their cheap airfares on routes like London – Rome, for instance. Point in favor of main carriers is that they use main airports, which are easily reachable.

Hope that these cheap air flights travel tips were helpful to you. Remember that it’s easiest to get cheap airfares with travel comparison sites.
Have a nice flight!


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