New baggage rules and rates for EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and British Airways this summer

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If you plan to travel abroad this summer when the coronavirus lock restrictions are relaxed in England, you should be aware of a number of changes in the baggage restrictions. Vacationers should check all their luggage before boarding flights, according to directives from the Ministry of Transport (DfT), reports the Mirror.

Under the new direction of the government, the airlines are asking travelers to check their luggage in order to minimize what they bring in the cabin of the plane.

It is unclear whether airlines can waive fees for baggage passengers who choose to put baggage in the aircraft hold area as part of these new measures.



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EasyJet

Strict new security measures will be put in place for travelers wishing to travel with the airline at low cost.

Travelers at the airport are encouraged to use automated baggage drop-off or to check in using a screen.

Passengers can bring hand luggage which must be 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm, including handles and wheels.



Baggage under 15 kg can be checked online between £ 6.99 and £ 34.99, depending on the flight

Baggage weighing between 15 kg and 23 kg costs from 9.49 £ to 37.49 £ for online check-in.

At the baggage drop counter it will cost you £ 40 or £ 50 even more at the boarding gate – so it’s worth doing it online if you can.

But you can always bring carry-on baggage, as authorities ask people to minimize it if possible.



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British Airways explained its baggage rules, which were simpler than low-cost airlines

British Airways

Airline allows free check-in of baggage on all tickets, except hand baggage only

It allows 46 kg of cabin baggage free of charge on all other tickets.

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Fees range from £ 8 to £ 45 for Jet2 customers depending on destination and time of flight booking

Jet2

Passengers can take a suitcase for free in the cabin as long as it measures 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm or less and weighs less than 10 kg.

Travelers can check up to three pieces of luggage weighing 22 kg each.

Fees range from £ 8 to £ 45 depending on where you are traveling and when you book your flight.

If your baggage exceeds the weight limit, passengers face an additional £ 12 per kg, with a maximum weight allowed up to 32 kg.



Ryanair boss described instructions not to take carry-on baggage as “garbage”

Ryanair

Ryanair’s outspoken boss Michael O’Leary described the directives urging passengers not to take carry-on baggage as “garbage”.

He said he would continue to recommend to customers to “minimize checked baggage”.

The Irish airline company charges up to £ 17.50 for luggage up to 10 kg depending on the flight.

A spokesperson for Ryanair told Which ?: “We encourage additional carry-on bags as this reduces the risk of Covid-19 compared to DfT’s silly advice to maximize checked baggage, which goes through eight sets of hands different and greatly increase the risk of Covid19. “

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