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How to fit more into your easyJet hand luggage (size 56x45x25cm bag)

We love travelling on easyJet for their cheap prices and long list of destinations. What we don’t love? Their expensive baggage fees and restrictive carry-on policies! If you show up to the airport with a standard sized carry-on, you could be in for a big surprise in the form of costly fees. Before you travel with them, you should look into the easyJet cabin bag rules, and buy a size 56x45x25cm bag. 


With that said, the Flight Knight team knows just how small these bags can be, and how hard they are to pack. While we could tell you to just pack less, we know that you want wardrobe options! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you pack as much as possible into your easyJet cabin bag. 


Current easyJet baggage allowances


Passengers on easyJet are allowed to bring one pieces of cabin baggage with them as a carrier on. There is no weight restriction on the bag, but it must be within 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including all handles and wheels. 


Anyone travelling on easyJet Plus, FLEXI fare, Upfront and Extra Legroom fares can also bring an extra small bag that is a maximum of 45cm x 36cm x 20cm. If you go over these allowances, you’ll be charged £37 to check the bag. 


Flight Knight offers a wide array hard-shell and soft-sided cabin bags that fall within easyJet’s restrictive baggage policy. Check them out here! 


How to fit as much as possible into your easyJet cabin bag


  • Roll your clothing

Rolled clothing wrinkles less that folded clothing, and will save you a ton of space. You can easily use rolled clothes to fit into all of the nooks and crannies in your easyJet cabin bag. 


  • Put socks and small items inside of your shoes

Shoes take up a lot of valuable luggage real estate! Fill them full of your socks, pants, ties, and jewellery. You can also place them on their sides to take up less surface area. 


  • Zip it up first, and then see if you’ve got some extra room

You might be distressed that you have run out of room, but try zipping up your bag first and then leaving it shut for a few minutes. Once you reopen the bag, you’ll likely find that the compression has opened up some extra space! 


  • Use space-saving compression bags

Space-saving bags use compression to shrink bulkier items, such as jumpers, coats, and towels, into a compact unit with no wasted space. You can also use extra-large freezer bags for a cheaper (though less-effective) alternative. 


  • Try out the bundle packing method

Start with a small bag of your softest and smallest items, such as socks and pants, and then start successively wrapping items around the bag to create a bundle. This will also prevent wrinkles, so it’s great for dresses and smart trousers. 


For your next trip, pack smarter and get more into your bag!

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