The measure stipulates that travelers pay to use the compartments above the seats, which can normally be used free of charge.
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Almost all airlines allow you to take a suitcase of certain dimensions and weights with you as hand luggage at no additional cost. Now the British low-cost line EasyJet changed its rules and Passengers who want to use the compartments above the seats will be charged a higher price.
The airline announced that the measure will take effect from next February 10th. From this date travelers who do not want to pay a more expensive ticket You are only allowed to carry one small carry-on bag under your seat. The company noted that the change would help improve flight punctuality BBC News.
The new baggage policy from EasyJet Raised controversy on social networks. Some customers agree to the change “Would free up disk space”but many more turned to criticism.
“A terrible move by EasyJet. Like ryanair, [están] Monetize every opportunity in a race to the bottom. There will be other low-cost airlines that do not follow suit, “wrote a Twitter user.
Absolutely terrible move from @easyJet remove their free overhead cabin pockets. How Ryanair monetize every opportunity in a race to the bottom.
There will be other low-cost airlines that will not follow suit, who will surely make hay with it.
– Yonny1975 (@ Yonny1975) 1st December 2020
An internet user reported this They changed the terms of his flight, even though he bought it before the measure was announced. “I imagine there is a small letter in the terms that allows you to, but it’s not right, is it?” He shared in a concerned tweet.
How the change will affect EasyJet passengers
Currently all customers can fly up to 56 x 45 x 25 cm with a hand luggage bagYou can store small trolleys in the upper lockers.
According to the new rules, carrying a suitcase of this size as hand luggage costs extra. The prices range from 7.99 pounds (almost 215 Mexican pesos) more expensive than a standard rate, up to 29.99 pounds (approx. 800 Pesos) on longer flights.
If you buy a more expensive Flexi tariff or are a member of the airline’s frequent flyer program, you can bring one small and one large piece of hand luggage, provided there is space on board.
EasyJet customers with an existing reservation for travel on or after February 10th who no longer wish to pay can check in a larger piece of hand baggage free of charge in the aircraft hold.
Airlines were hit hard by travel restrictions during the coronavirus crisis They are looking for ways to cut costs. In November, EasyJet reported losses of £ 1.27 billion (nearly 34 billion pesos) from January to September 2020 as revenues were reduced to less than half. It is the first time the airline has posted annual losses in its 25-year history.
EasyJet expects to fly only 20% of its normal capacity next year. A spokesman said the baggage policy change had been considered before the pandemic.
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