EasyJet & Bikes – Quick Question
Hi, I’ve booked a flight with easyjet and paid additional money for a bike. (My hold weight allowance is now 32kg as opposed to 20kg – my stuff combined is well within 32kg) However, I’ve only booked one item as hold luggage thinking that the additional bike supplement would allow me to take a seperate bike bag. Now one of my colleagues is sowing the seeds of doubt and says that I should’ve booked two hold bags. (One for my rucsac and one for the bike bag – the bike supplement alone not being enough apparently)
Easyjet have not replied as yet to my query and thir website is not clear on this matter. Can anyone who’s flown easyjet with a bike shed any light on the matter?
Cheers, Rich.Posted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Yeah you book 1 hold item which covers the rucksack and 1 sports equipment item which covers the bike (as a physical object not just extra weight). Don’t put lots of non-bike stuff in the bike box though as they can be pissy about it (they didn’t question my cycling shoes, tools, tubes and energy bars though when I went recently).Posted 8 years agouplinkMember
So, does that mean its 32kg combined i.e. rucksack + bike bag = 32kg max?
But take a print of the relevant part of the Ts&Cs as they don’t always know
(1) Carriage of bicycles:
* The bicycle must be packaged in a bicycle box or bag
* Only one bicycle per bicycle box or bag will be permitted
* No other items can be carried in the bicycle box (i.e. clothing)
* The handlebars must be flush with the frame
* The pedals must be flush against the frame or removed
Passengers travelling with bicycles are recommended to check-in 2 hours prior to departure. Bicycles are subject to the sports equipment fee and exempt from any excess baggage charges relating to the weight of the bicycle.Posted 8 years agoDrillerSubscriber
Paying the sports equipment supplement allows you to take an extra bag.
I’ve had way over-weight baggage with Easyjet and they didn’t quibble because I had paid for the bike. There’s something in the conditions of carriage that says they will take your bike if you’ve paid for it, even if it puts you over weight, that’s why they ask if it’s just the bike in the bag. Try and make sure your normal bag is 20Kg or less and you should be okay.Posted 8 years agoFieldMarshallSubscriber
Yes. 32kg is your maximum weight of bag + bike.
We flew to Geneva with Easyjet last summer and got caught out.
They charge for every kg you are over. And it wasn’t cheap. Somwhere in the order of an extra £200!! just for the outbound flight.
The charge is somewhere down in the small print.
However, it seems really random, as one of the group flew out of Luton and paid no excess whilst another from Liverpool got hit with a huge bill.
We went from BRS and some of us got charged, others didn’t. Just depends on which charming (not) ground staff person you get.Posted 8 years agouplinkMember
You need to point out the regs to them that specifically refer to bikes
As I posted above from their website
The general sporting equipment fee allows 32kg in total but bikes are exempt
We had a run in last year at Luton & ended up getting an easyjet director involved who explained it to the check in girl
Print off this
& this [which is referenced in the above] & take it with you with the relevant bits highlighted
I’ve never had to pay extra again once I realised the dispensation for bikes – but got caught a couple of times before that.Posted 8 years agokimbersSubscriber
actually found it the iother way round staff at stanstead fussy, geneva they were fine
guess it just depends on who your check in person is, so be extra nice to them 😉
to be honest of all teh budget airlines easyjet are the best for flying imePosted 8 years ago
had some shocking times with lyinair!coolhandlukeSubscriber
We found the staff at Geneva more picky too but we got off with a telling off.
I crammed all my gear into my hand luggage (as already suggested) and tried to keept he bike and hold baggage as light as possible. We managed the under 32kg’s even though it looks like we needn’t have bothered.Posted 8 years agonasherMember
We have had guests with problems.
Essentially you are allowed a total of 50kg in checked in hold baggage.
with easyjet you have to pay for your hold baggage, and each piece of baggage cannot be over 20kg. so if you want to take 50kg you must buy/book 3 pieces of hold bagage.. i.e 20kg + 20kg + 10kg = 50kg.
Now if you want to take a bike you are still limited to 50kg total hold baggage as above. However if you have booked in your bike you have a weight limit of 32kg. your other bag (clothes etc..) will still have a limit of 20kg.
however if your bike bag weighs 32kg, then your other hold bag will have to be 18kg i.e 32 + 18 = 50kg.
As long as you are within these limits you will be fine, but as said above take the T&C as it can be just as difficult for easyjet staff to understand as it is for us.
Also bear in mind that many airports will refuse to carry anything over 32kg (due to H&S) so try not to over pack it.Posted 8 years ago
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