‘Hands free’ luggage when flying with easyJet

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EasyJet is introducing a new hand luggage check-in service. This will encourage customers to check-in their hand luggage at the airport baggage desk which will allow the customer to avoid unpacking their bag at security. This is great for those who prefer to travel lightly, as they won’t need to drag cabin luggage around the airport.

How much does this cost?

You can make the decision to upgrade to the ‘hands free’ service at the airport, as opposed to during the booking process. This service comes at £4 per passenger each way or £10 for a group bundle each way. Card payment is available at the bag drop desk.

Please note the maximum bag size is (length + width + height) = 56cm x 45cm x 25 cm, including handles and wheels.

EasyJet is using this service at all airports across its network, excluding Gatwick. Last spring, this scheme was launched in France and was used by more than 9,000 customers within a four week period and was seen to be a success.

Andrew Middleton, the airline’s chief revenue director said:

“We’ve seen a fantastic response from customers upgrading to the ‘hands free’ experience and we’re confident once you go ‘hands free’ you’ll never want to drag cabin baggage through the airport again.”

Passengers who use this ‘hands free’ service will also be given the advantage of boarding the plane after those with speedy boarding passes. They will also be provided with a small plastic bag to carry essential items alongside any items they have purchased at the airport.

All ‘hands free’ bags will be labelled as priority and will be looked after right through to the flight destination.


Posted by Holly Burgess

Holly Burgess

Holly is a freelance blogger and actor based in West London. She enjoys writing about travel and theatre culture, and reviews productions for Theatrical Insight.


  • Avatar John Keenan says:

    Here We Go Again, Airlines Looking For More Ways To Make More Money Off The Customer, I Would Like To Know Who Will Check These Bags Now They Are Not Going Through The Security Check.Not A Good Idea As Far As I Am Concerned.

  • Holly Burgess Holly Burgess says:

    Hi there, thank you for getting in touch. The security is not under the control of the airlines and all the baggage will have the same level of scrutiny whether you carry it on yourself, it goes in the hold or anywhere in between.

  • Avatar Clare says:

    I have recently taken this offer and cannot praise the idea enough! Our combined cases (2) weighed 18kg so to check them in as luggage would have been around the £30 mark each way. Having this service resulted in a much less stressful journey, no queuing in the usual line, no mad dash to get your cabin baggage above your seat and our luggage was first off. In fact our luggage was there before we even made it through passport control on arrival. Also, the airport experience without having any suitcases was much more pleasant plus you can take your toiletries without the little plastic bag.

    Can’t fault the service at all! Well done EasyJet 😀

  • Holly Burgess Holly Burgess says:

    Hi Clare, thanks for getting in touch. I am really glad that you found this service useful and I hope you had a good trip. Many thanks, Holly.

  • Avatar Ursula says:

    Does this mean you can carry fluids eg sunscreen in larger than 100ml bottles in the case?

  • Avatar Jayne says:

    Hi can you pay with cash for Hands free at the airport or only by card?

  • Graham Morley Graham Morley says:

    Thanks for your comment Jayne. The best advice is to check with Easyjet themselves. Here is the link you may need. https://www.easyjet.com/en/hands-free-upgrade. Have a great trip!

  • Avatar Tina says:

    Right i have being trying to do handfree or dropoff bags for nthe last few days.
    but with no joy. Need help and does anyone know what its cost please

  • Graham Morley Graham Morley says:

    Hi Tina

    Thanks for your comment. You will find a link to the Easyjet hands free addition here. At the time of writing it looks like the price is £7.00.

  • Avatar Alyson Newberry says:

    This is a great idea. And there customers get your outbound flight free.
    Just wondering due to my flight being cancelled. How do I change the date of my my hands free to a different flight.

  • Graham Morley Graham Morley says:

    Hi Alyson.
    I’m sorry to hear that your flight has been cancelled. The best advice is to contact Easyjet for specific details on this. I have posted a link to Easyjet help pages for you. Good luck and I hope you manage to get your holiday later in the year.

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