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New baggage guide and fares for EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and British Airways passengers

Vacationers who plan to travel by plane this summer are told to check in all their luggage before boarding flights.

The new guide was issued by the Department of Transportation (DfT), with the government urging airlines, which usually apply fees for hold baggage storage, to use “incentive policies” to minimize the carry-on baggage, reports Liverpool Echo.

The government has announced that quarantine restrictions for people returning to or visiting England from destinations such as Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Germany will be lifted from 10 July. The United States is excluded from the list of 73 countries and territories in which British vacationers can visit without self-isolation on their return.

With the new baggage restrictions in place, let’s take a look at each airline’s requirements and the cost of checking in baggage …

EasyJet

Strict new security measures have been put in place for passengers, including check-in via a screen and automatic release of baggage at the airport.

Travelers may carry one piece of hand baggage that must be 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including handles and wheels.

Checking baggage weighing less than 15 kg costs between £ 6.99 and £ 34.99 depending on the flight, if done online. Baggage between 15 kg and 23 kg costs between £ 9.49 and £ 37.49 for online check-in.

It will drop you off £ 40 at the baggage drop desk and £ 50 at the boarding gate.

British Airways

The airline allows you to check-in baggage free of charge on all tickets, except for hand baggage only.

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

If you need to check in more, you can calculate the rate here.

Jet2

Passengers can carry a suitcase in the cabin free of charge as long as it measures 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm or less and weighs less than 10 kg. Travelers can check in up to three bags weighing 22 kg each.

Rates range from £ 8 to £ 45, depending on where you’re heading and when it’s booked. If the weight limit is exceeded, passengers must face 12 lbs more per kg, with the maximum weight allowed up to 32 kg in total.

Ryanair

Budget airline head Michael O’Leary nicknamed the guide by telling passengers not to take hand luggage as “junk”.

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

The Irish airline charges up to £ 17.50 per 10 kg depending on the flight.

A Ryanair spokesman said which one? : “We are encouraging additional carry-on baggage because this reduces the risk of Covid-19 compared to the idiotic advice of the DfT to maximize checked baggage, which goes through eight different sets of hands and significantly increases the risk of Covid-19.”

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