Fees and restrictions, caused by new airport security rules in EU, have made cheap air flights more expensive.
This is a quick update to the low cost airline reviews I have written for Easy Jet and Ryanair airlines.

Hand baggage requirements have become stricter

You can find guide to new hand baggage rules here. Both Easy Jet and Ryanair require that size of hand baggage must be 55cm x 40cm x x20cm or smaller.

Ryanair limits carry on baggage weight limit to 10kg, while Easy Jet has no limit. You are only limited by what you are able to lift to an overhead compartment, without help.

Free hold baggage allowance is getting smaller

Ryanair, as you may already know, does not offer free hold allowance, at all. They say you have 15kg allowance when traveling with them, but you have to pay 6€ fee for each and every bag you check in. You can check in up to five baggage items.
Excess baggage fee is 8€ for every extra kilo.

Easy Jet is a bit cheaper. They give you 20 kg hold baggage allowance with one bag free. Every extra bag is charged 7.5€ prepaid or 15€ at the airport. Extra baggage fee is 9€ per kilo.

For health and safety reasons you are not permitted to check in any baggage item over 32kg in weight or with size greater than 119cm x 8cm x 8cm. This actually applies to most airlines in the world not just Ryanair or Easy Jet.

The information written here was correct at the time of writing, but it can change. Check the website of your airline to be certain there won’t be any unpleasant and costly surprises when you come to the airport.

I hope the tips you find here make planning your next flight easier. Have a nice flight! :-)


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