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Old 14.02.2017, 19:38
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Re: Easy Jet... cabin bags

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Definitely one means one. But if you pay an extra 9 quid (ish, no idea in chf) for speedy boarding you can take an additional cabin bag. Plus you'll be nearer the front and have more chance of the bacon butties not being sold out.

They are sods on the Luton run. My OH tends to have a lightweight rucksack (empty) in his cabin baggage in case they decide it's too full on the plane and everything needs to go in the hold. They tried to make me put my baby bag in the hold once when Little Rufus was around 18 months old because "it does not look like a baby bag". It did not end well for the Easyjet lady.
Yes I was about to say what about speedy boarding? I think this gets you in the priority queue for security as well - well at least it always does for my 80 yr old father but maybe they just feel sorry for him?

My bigger problem is how high up the overhead lockers are - I am not so tall. Even putting our coats in the lockers yesterday evening meant I had to stand on the seat to do it. I would never get a 10 kg suitcase up whilst balancing on one foot on a seat and holding onto the overhead bin with one hand. Whilst you can voluntarily put cabin luggage in the hold, it is not always allowed if the flight is not full. It wasn't allowed on Saturday at Basel checkin, but I was allowed to put it in the hold when I asked at the gate - although she too said she wasn't meant to do it. I was flying to Manchester and it is such a long way to walk from the airplane to baggage reclaim that the bags had already arrived by the time I did - so there was zero delay to my exit.
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Yes I was about to say what about speedy boarding? I think this gets you in the priority queue for security as well - well at least it always does for my 80 yr old father but maybe they just feel sorry for him?

My bigger problem is how high up the overhead lockers are - I am not so tall. Even putting our coats in the lockers yesterday evening meant I had to stand on the seat to do it. I would never get a 10 kg suitcase up whilst balancing on one foot on a seat and holding onto the overhead bin with one hand. Whilst you can voluntarily put cabin luggage in the hold, it is not always allowed if the flight is not full. It wasn't allowed on Saturday at Basel checkin, but I was allowed to put it in the hold when I asked at the gate - although she too said she wasn't meant to do it. I was flying to Manchester and it is such a long way to walk from the airplane to baggage reclaim that the bags had already arrived by the time I did - so there was zero delay to my exit.
The elderly and those with kids under 5 ( or 3 i forget) tend to get in the priority lane so we bash fewer ankles with push chairs and sticks I think.

I generally ask some tall person to help with the lockers if travelling without the OH, or stand on the seat to do it myself. It irritates the flight crew but does the job. I've often been able to put extra stuff in the hold for free.
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Old 14.02.2017, 19:50
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Re: Easy Jet... cabin bags

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The elderly and those with kids under 5 ( or 3 i forget) tend to get in the priority lane so we bash fewer ankles with push chairs and sticks I think.

I generally ask some tall person to help with the lockers if travelling without the OH, or stand on the seat to do it myself. It irritates the flight crew but does the job. I've often been able to put extra stuff in the hold for free.
I seem to get it all wrong somewhere. I obviously don't look elderly enough to go in the fast lane and am tall and have long arms so I get asked to shove other folks' bags into the lockers.
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I seem to get it all wrong somewhere. I obviously don't look elderly enough to go in the fast lane and am tall and have long arms so I get asked to shove other folks' bags into the lockers.
That's because you're an Amazon and clearly formidable.

I am a shortarse and despite being nearly 40, and travelling with my daughter, have genuinely been asked where the adult I was with was. Mind you, the stunt Hermes courier wanted to know if my dad was in this morning. Maybe I should start putting on a full face of makeup as soon as I get up.
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Re: Easy Jet... cabin bags

Hi PapaGoose

We flew EJ last week Bsl - Berlin, and both times they were sort of strict on 1 bag per person. Coming back, we had to hide the handbag under a coat ( as we had filled up in Berlin with lots of goodies to bring home ) as our carry on bag, and Rucksack were stuffed full.

An alternative is to get hold of a 'passport' carrier which you can put around your neck on a cord. This can hold passport, phone, and a few lady bits.

Good luck, and be careful, or ready for a discussion.
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