Budget airlines baggage fees: everything you need to know
If you are traveling with budget airlines, you usually need to pay extra for your luggage. The criteria that determines baggage fees vary greatly between different airline companies. Prices may vary depending on travel time, payment method, luggage weught, plane occupancy, etc. To pack successfully & avoid any unpleasant surprises, have a look ar out smart guide to budget airlines baggage fees.
All passenger fare types include a small personal bag (40 x 20 x 25 cm), which must be stored under the front seat.
- Priority customers can also bring an additional bag (not exceeding 10kg and dimensions 55cm x 40cm x 20cm) on board which must fit into the baggage sizer and will be stored in the overhead locker.
- In case of a non-priority ticket the cost for an additional bag will vary from 12-25 £/€ during booking, 23.99-35.99 £/€ after booking or at the airport, 45.99 £/€ at boarding gate.
Ryanair allows you to check in up to 3 additional bags up to 20 kg each (for a total of 60 kg). The price per suitcase is 17-50 £/€ during booking and 39 - 69.99 £/€ after booking.
If the weight of your suitcase exceeds the permitted weight you'll have to pay a supplement of 9 £/€ online or 11 £/€ at the airport per kilo.
Read more about Ryanair's baggage rules & fees.
All easyJet's passengers will be able to carry only one piece of hand luggage (45 x 36 x 20 cm) handles or wheels on the plane.
Flexi, Upfront or Extra Legroom customers and easyJet Plus card holders can take on board also an additional large cabin bag (max 56 x 45 x 25 cm) handles or wheels, which can be placed under the seat. Basic ticket passengers will be offered the option to add a large cabin bag to their booking starting from € 7.99 online/airport.
easyJet allows you to check in up to 3 bags weighting max. 23 kg, offering the possibility to pay for additional weight, in units of 3 kg (15 € per unit) up to a max. of 32 kg per suitcase. The maximum size (length + width + height) of a single piece of baggage must not exceed 275 cm.
For baggage up to 15 kg you'll pay 8.99 € available to purchase online only. Fee varies depending on the route selected, flight and time of booking. For baggage up to 23 kg you'll pay starting from 11.99 € online and 58 € at bag drop desk.
If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight (23 kg / pcs), a supplement of 15 € per kilo must be paid.
Read more about easyJet's baggage rules & fees.
On a Wizz Air flight every passenger is allowed to bring on board one carry-on bag (40 x 30 x 20 cm) for free. However, if you add WIZZ Priority to your booking, you'll be allowed to bring another trolley bag (55 x 40 x 23 cm) on board. If you do not purchase WIZZ Priority and your Carry-on Bag exceeds these dimensions, you will be charged an oversize fee at the airport.
You can check-in up to 6 pieces of checked-in luggage up to 10kg, 20kg or 32 kg. Each piece of luggage should not exceed the maximum size (149 x 119 x 171 cm).
- For luggage up to 10 kg the cost ranges from 5 € to 59 € online & call center.
- For luggage up to 20 kg the cost ranges from 8 € to 79 € online & call center, 55 € at the airport
- For luggage up to 32 kg the price ranges from 14 € to 101 € online & call center, 110 € at the airport.
- For luggage up to 10 kg the cost ranges from 6 € to 71.50 € online & call center.
- For luggage up to 20 kg the cost ranges from 9 € to 95 € online & call center
- For luggage up to 32 kg the price ranges from 15 € to 119.50 € online & call center.
If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight, a surcharge of 12 € per kilo is required.
Read more about WIZZAir's baggage rules & fees.
On Volotea flights passengers without priority boarding can carry on only one small bag in the cabin that must fit under the seat (40 x 30 x 20 cm). The cost of checking in a cabin bag at the airport without priority boarding is up to €50 per passenger per journey.
Passengers with priority boarding are allowed to board two carry-on baggages:one small bag that must fit under the seat (40 x 30 x 20 cm) and a cabin bag (55 x 40 width x 20 cm) that will go in the overhead compartment for a maximum total of 10kg only. Baggage over the allowance will be refused at the boarding gate and placed in the hold for a fee of €50 per piece.
At Volotea you can check in a maximum of 5 bags (each piece must not exceed 32 kg) and their total weight must not exceed 50 kg.
For one piece of luggage up to 10 kg or 20 kg you'll pay from 9 € online, from 29 € at the airport check-in or 50 € at the boarding gate. For a suitcase weighing between 25 kg, you'll pay from 24 € online, from 29 € at the airport check-in or 50 € at the boarding gate.
If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permissible weight (20 kg / pcs), you pay a supplement of 12 € per kilo.
Read more about Volotea's baggage rules & fees.
Transavia allows you to carry one piece of hand luggage up to 10 kg, such as a backpack or a trolley, that will go in the overhead compartments on board and can’t exceed 55 x 35 x 25 cm. If the compartments are full, the luggage will be collected when boarding and placed in the hold. With the MAX package, your hand baggage is guaranteed to be allowed on board. If your hand baggage exceeds the weight or size limits, you must leave it at the boarding gate and pay an extra 40 € / piece. Passengers are also allowed to bring a small bag (40 x 30 x 20 cm), such as a small handbag or a laptop bag and an umbrella, a walking stick and one bag with duty free items on board without charge.
Transavia limits the amount of hold luggage to 5 pieces max, which can reach a total of 50 kg (a piece can weigh up to 32 kg). The price of checked baggage depends on the weight and payment method.
- Up to 15 kg (18 - 34 € online, 45 € airport)
- Up to 20 kg (23 - 39 € online, 60 € airport)
- Up to 25 kg (28 - 45 € online, 75 € airport)
- Up to 30 kg (33 - 50 € online, 90 € airport)
- Up to 40 kg (43 - 60 € online, 120 € airport)
- Up to 50 kg (73 - 90 € online, 150 € airport)
If you discover at the airport you have a baggage heavier than what you registered, Transavia allows you to buy a surplus of kilograms for 15 € for 5 kg.
Read more about Volotea's baggage rules & fees.
On the Vueling flight all passengers are allowed to take an underseat bag on board, free of charge (40x20x30 cm) up to a maximum of 10 kg, as well as any purchases made at the airport. Customers who book the Optima, Family or TimeFlex fares may take a second piece of hand luggage on board (55x40x20 cm) up to a max. of 10 kg. Passengers who booked the Basic Fare can add a second piece of hand luggage (subject to availability) by booking priority boarding service or a Space One or Space Plus seat.
If your fare includes an underseat bag only and you carry a second piece of hand luggage or if the underseat bag exceeds the permitted size you will be charged a fee of 30 € at the check-in desk, or 40 € at the boarding gate.
At Vueling it is possible to check in up to 3 pieces of luggage, each piece can weight form 15 to 30 kg. The price of checked baggage depends on the weight and payment method.
- Up to 15 kg from € 11 online only
- Up to 20 kg from € 13 online only
- Up to 25 kg from € 18 online | € 70 at the airport
* 25 kg bag is included with Optima and Family fare
- Up to 30 kg from € 28 online
If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight, a surcharge of 12 € per kilo, up to 32 kg / piece is required.
Read more about Vueling's baggage rules & fees.
Jet2 allows you to carry a hand luggage (56 x 45 x 25 cm) weighing up to 10 kg, and a small bag, laptop or bag with purchases from the Duty Free shop.
Jet2 allows you to check in 3 bags up to 22 kg each. The maximum total weight allowed is 66 kg but the single piece must not weigh more than 32 kg. Baggage fees can only be found online for each flight reservation or via the call center.
If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight, an additional cost of 12 £ € per kilo is required.
Read more about Jet2's baggage rules & fees.
On the Norwegian flight, all passengers are allowed to take one piece of hand underseat baggage (30 x 20 x 38 cm) for free. Passengers with LowFare+ can take an additional bag (55 x 40 x 23 cm) up to 10kg, while passengers with Flex fare will be able to have a bag weighting max 15kg.
The LowFare ticket does not include any free checked baggage, whereas with the LowFare+ ticket, you can register a bag up to 23kg at no extra cost. Flex tickets include in the price two bags up to 23 kg.
If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight, a surcharge of 12 € per kilo must be paid.
Read more about norwegian's baggage rules & fees.
Eurowings allows all passengers to carry one small bag (40 x 30 x 25 cm). Passengers with SMART are allowed to carry also a large cabin bag (55 x 40 x 23 cm) up to 8 kg for free and passengers with BIZClass two large cabin bags.
On Eurowings flights you can check in a maximum of 5 pieces of luggage and each piece must not weigh more than 32 kg. The cost for the baggage depends on the type of ticket purchased.
- With the Basic ticket you'll pay from 17 € for a bag up to 23 kg and 75 € for the second bag.
- With the Smart Pass you can bring one bag up to 23 kg for free and pay 75 € for the second bag.
- With the Best ticket you can take two pieces of luggage up to 23 kg, while with the BIZclass you'll be able to check-in two pieces up to 32 kg free of charge.
* Check all the fees per weight in the image above
The extra cost of baggage that exceeds the allowable weight is determined based on the type of flight. For baggage that exceeds the permissible weight (up to 9 kg), from 67 € more will be charged.
Read more about Eurowings' baggage rules & fees.
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