Money saving expert Martin Lewis is urging holidaymakers to “beware” ahead of a new easyJet hand luggage policy set to be implemented from February. Holidaymakers will no longer be able to take a larger item of hand luggage on board for free.
If customers bring a larger bag onboard after February 10 it will cost them.
He adds: “They will put it in it the hold, you won’t even get to keep it.”
However, there is good news for holidaymakers who have made a booking already.
“If you have made a booking already then what they will do is they will put your bag in the hold, but they will do it for free. So, beware of that for future travel,” he continued.
The airline received an onslaught of backlash from travel experts when it made the announcement.
Rob Burgess, editor of UK frequent flyer website www.headforpoints.com said: “It is disappointing to see easyJet following Ryanair and Wizz Air with charges for using the overhead bins.
“A lot of their core business passengers will find that their laptop bag does not meet the guidelines for fitting under their seat.
“With passenger demand not predicted to return to 2019 levels until at least 2023, it seems foolish to alienate customers in this way.
“British Airways will be delighted to see some clear water opening up between their policies and their biggest UK competitor for short-haul business passengers.
“What is even more confusing is the unwillingness to allow passengers to buy overhead bin access.”