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Easyjet baggage allowance help!
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I booked a flight through easyjet without really reviewing the baggage allowance and I think I screwed myself over. I know budget airlines are brutal with baggage fees and I need some help understanding this. When I review my confirmation it says:

“There are 2 passengers, taking between them 1 hold bag, weighing in total up to 20 kg”

We both will have backpacks that will probably weigh around 20 kg, so I wish I saw that first.
So to add another bag will cost $25 (which apparently doesn’t account for any extra weight —- just another bag to check) PLUS for an extra 21 kg it is $210!!!!!!!! So in total I will be paying an extra $235.

Am I reading this right That’s the same price as my flight! It was NOT a deal at all.
Does anyone have any tips for what to do? Or am I, by some miracle, calculating this wrong??

Thanks so much for any help!!!

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That sounds more like a Ryanair stunt.

With easyjet, I believe your second passenger can pre-book another bag that can weigh as much as 20kg. For each kilo over 20, you pay a penalty per kilogram over.

http://www.easyjet.c…

Check the “manage your booking” link on Easyjet.com to see if it will let your other passenger add a bag now. Looks like it’s more expensive to add it at the airport.

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Yeah, the way I understand it is you get 20kg for each bag you pay for. Just pay for another bag. I like that Easyjet will allow a group to distribute their combined weight so that your bag can weigh 25 kg and your friend’s 15.

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Don & augustin25 – I really hope you’re right! That would obviously make more sense. I just copy and pasted this off of my confirmation:

“1 Hold bag(s) per flight between all passengers combined

The 2 passenger(s) in this booking may check in a combined total of 1 hold bag(s) for each flight on this booking. The total hold weight must not exceed 20 kg.”

Doesn’t that sound weird???

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Maybe I’ll call them and see. Paying another $25 for a bag isn’t a big deal. Hopefully that is all I’ll have to do.

THANK YOU so much!

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I think what happened is you just accidentally chose 1 bag for 1 person instead of 1 bag for each person. See if the “manage your booking” on Easyjet allows you to book Bag 2 for Passenger 2. I think that could be easier/cheaper/simpler than trying to call them.

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I see the option to add another hold bag but it does say +$25. That’s alright though. I emailed them and they confirmed that yes, I just needed to add another bag, not extra weight. A huge relief.

Thank you both for taking time to help.

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That sounds right — $25 per passenger to take 1 bag up to 20kg. Just be glad you pre-paid. I think it’s $50 if you had waited until check-in.

Five years ago this was something only low-cost airlines would do. Now… pretty much all of them — except transatlantic which usually still allow 1 bag up to 23 kg free.

Glad you got this resolved.