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Easyjet Baggage Fee

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Anne-Marie S.

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Camino(s) past & future
2017
My husband is flying from SdC to London for his first leg home to the US in July. When I booked his flight, I did not pay extra for baggage since the 65 euros they were asking seemed ridiculous to me. He has expressed concerns that his pack will be to big to carry on, and is thinking that he should pay for a checked bag now and not when he arrives at the airport. I just looked online to see if I could add a bag, and the fee is now 175 euros! Has anyone else had this experience with Easyjet? Can he carry on his pack, or pay less to check it at the airport? I just cannot believe that they can justify charging so much for a single bag on a short flight!
 

Derek Booth

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances March 2019
Hi,
I used Easyjet to fly into Bilbao on 28th Feb this year and then used them again to fly out of Porto on the 2nd April having completed the Camino Frances.

My circumstances were slightly different to your husband as, before I flew and immediately after booking the return leg, ( I couldn't book the ret. leg at the same time as the out leg as April was claimed to be Summer. I had to wait until the flight became available) I contacted Easyjet regarding baggage.
I was doing the walk for Charity. I explained to them that my walk was completely self funded and as a result they kindly amended my booking to include 15Kgs hold luggage each way.

The one thing I can say is that the 15kgs each way should have cost me £37 for both legs together in total, which equates to about €40 at today's poor UK/Euro exchange.

I don't know which 'Box' your hubby has ticked but he shouldn't need more than 15Kgs. After all, he's got to carry the bag and I wouldn't want to carry one gram more than 15kgs.

PS I put the £37 towards the Charity (Prostate Cancer UK). As I said the walk was completely self funded.
 

Telboyo

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
I intend to leave the UK the day Before Brexit and walkMarch -April 2019 Camino Frances
if his bag is just over carry on size go to the check-in desk and ask for "hands free" it costs 6 or 7 euro pay by card. they will take his bag ansd check it in no messing with security. it also leaves him a a laptop or handbag that he can take on the plane. this is usually extra edit you also get priority unloading.
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
Easyjet feel no need to justify their charging policies. They just advertise $10 flights and use the extras to pay for fuel, crew etc. How big is his pack? Most 35 - 40 liter internal frame packs will fit if strapped down tight. It’s a shame it’s a warm season, otherwise advise is to wear most of your gear and compress the pack down even more. If he hangs to the back of the gate queue they will have run out of room for “hand” luggage in the overhead lockers and will put his pack in the hold for free.
 

mjal

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF : stages 2008, 2017, 2018 ; completed.
My husband is flying from SdC to London for his first leg home to the US in July. When I booked his flight, I did not pay extra for baggage since the 65 euros they were asking seemed ridiculous to me. He has expressed concerns that his pack will be to big to carry on, and is thinking that he should pay for a checked bag now and not when he arrives at the airport. I just looked online to see if I could add a bag, and the fee is now 175 euros! Has anyone else had this experience with Easyjet? Can he carry on his pack, or pay less to check it at the airport? I just cannot believe that they can justify charging so much for a single bag on a short flight!
Not sure what you are doing when looking at the Easyjet luggage fees.
SdC to London Gatwick : July 13 (Saturday) : 15 kg bag is listed at Euros 28.59 , 23 kg is 36.39 and 26 kg is 51.39.
I have checked one other date ; baggage costs are the same.
Do have another try ; make sure you are adding just one bag.
 

Bella2017

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014,2015,2016.
March 2017 Oct 2018 Camino ingles june 2019
Easyjet are very good. Usually you sq uash your rucksack so that it fits into the correct size. Weight doesn't matter for handluggage as long as you can lift it.
to add checked in luggage costs 25euros for 15kg. We find the only reason to check anything in is for your sharp knives or repair things and sticks.
 

tominrm

Hiking to Celebrate the End of Working Life.
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2014,2019)
del Norte ( 2015)
Portuguese ( 2016)
Primitivo ( 2017)
VdlP (2018)
You are not allowed to bring walking poles into the cabin. SdC Airport is notorious about enforcing "no carry on poles" policy. So if you have poles and don't want to check in, you have to leave your poles behind.
 

Telboyo

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
I intend to leave the UK the day Before Brexit and walkMarch -April 2019 Camino Frances
You are not allowed to bring walking poles into the cabin. SdC Airport is notorious about enforcing "no carry on poles" policy. So if you have poles and don't want to check in, you have to leave your poles behind.
I collapsed my poles and put them in my backpack and took the easyJet hands free option.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJPP
April 2016, August 2017, May 2018
Camino PortuGUESE
May 2019
You are not allowed to bring walking poles into the cabin. SdC Airport is notorious about enforcing "no carry on poles" policy. So if you have poles and don't want to check in, you have to leave your poles behind.
...or post them home...love
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
You are not allowed to bring walking poles into the cabin. SdC Airport is notorious about enforcing "no carry on poles" policy. So if you have poles and don't want to check in, you have to leave your poles behind.
It's my understanding that all of the airlines at the Santiago Airport will check your poles for free.
 

Jim_Hyde

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked Le Puy - Navarrenx April/May 2018 Planning to walk RLS Trail & GR78 Carcassonne - SJPDP 2020
I always put my poles in my pack and put it in the hold, I factor in the cost of luggage as part of the air fare, it is a small amount in comparison with the total cost of the trip.
 

Derek Booth

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances March 2019
You are not allowed to bring walking poles into the cabin. SdC Airport is notorious about enforcing "no carry on poles" policy. So if you have poles and don't want to check in, you have to leave your poles behind.
On my way out and back I packed my walking stick (1200mm) into a square tube. It had been for a fluorescent lighting tube. After sealing up the ends I stuck a label on it with the codes of the two airports (eg BRS-BIO) and the date of travel on the tube and took it to the check in desk. It was put in the hold and emerged at the other end.

If the check in desk folk start to demand extra for, say and extra piece of hold baggage, tell them truthfully that they are walking aides. They should not charge you.
 

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