easyJet has made a change to its seating and cabin baggage policy, which was tweaked anyway during the pandemic following an inability to hold all the luggage in the overhead lockers, causing delays on the ground.
Until recently, the easiest way to make sure you had a large cabin bag onboard with you was to book either an extra legroom (exit row) or an upfront seat. These were essentially bundles, where you would get speedy boarding and a separate check-in desk branded as ‘easyJet Plus’.
The new policy means the two a decoupled, and you’ll now be able to book a large cabin bag separate from booking the extra legroom / up-front seats. However, if you book a large cabin bag, that will come with ‘speedy boarding’, just as you do now.
Everyone is still able to take a small cabin bag onboard with them, roughly the size of a medium-sized backpack, which can only be stored under the seat in front of you (except those who are sitting in extra legroom exit row seats), where you’re then allowed to put all hand luggage in the overhead.
For anyone who has booked extra-legroom seats / upfront seats before this week, the old cabin baggage policy applies.
Like us, who have easyJet Plus which entitles you to an extra piece of hand luggage anyway, this must now be pre-booked so they can understand how much space is available for others.