Stasher Ranks Hold Luggage Costs For Major European Carriers

Stasher Ranks Hold Luggage Costs For Major European Carriers

by George Mouratidis
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Ancillary hold luggage fees have helped the airline companies to increase their revenue and keep ticket prices low. It is estimated that the top ten airlines have earned $29.7 billion in 2017 and the trend doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

We have gathered data about the hold baggage costs and hand luggage allowance for nine of the busiest airline carriers in Britain and Europe and we added the data in this neat infographic. Feel free to share it with your friends and give us a shoutout!

Index

Airline Types of Fares Luggage Cost Online/Airport Size Limits
Flybe Just Fly (hand luggage no larger + personal item). Get More (flexible ticket, free 23kg hold baggage allowance). All In (Get More + fast-track security, access to lounges + two 23kg hold luggage allowance). Online: £19-24 Airport: £40 Hand luggage: 55x35x20cm, <10kg Hold luggage: up to 23kg
Jet2 Flat £10-25 rate (per person, per flight) rate for hold luggage of up to 22kg, depending on route. Hand luggage + personal item: free Online: £10-25 Airport: £45 Hand luggage: 56x45x25cm, <10kg Hold luggage: up to 23kg
Lufthansa Economy Light (hand luggage + personal item). Economy Classic & Flex (one free bag up to 23kg). Business Class (two cabin bags + two bags of up to 32kg each). Online: £15-23 (<23kg), £57-80 (additional bag) Airport: £26-35 (<23kg), £57-80 (additional bag) Hand luggage: 55x40x23cm, <8kg Hold luggage: 158cm in total (LxWxH), <32kg
Ryanair Standard (one personal item) Plus (Standard + larger cabin bag + hold luggage item up to 23kg). Flexi Plus (Plus, in addition to flexible tickets). Online: £6/8/25 (cabin bag <10kg/ hold luggage <10kg/ hold luggage <20kg) Airport:  £8/10/40 (cabin bag <10kg/ hold luggage <10kg/ hold luggage <20kg) Hand luggage: 40x25x20 <8kg / 55x40x20cm, <10kg Hold luggage: 119x119x81cm, <20kg
British Airways Economy Basic (hand luggage + personal item) Economy Plus (1 free bag up to 23kg) Business Class (2 bags, each 32kg) Online: £20-65 (depending on the airport, <32kg) Airport: £40-140 (depending on the airport, <32kg) . Hand luggage: 56x45x25cm, <10kg Hold luggage: 90x75x43cm, <32kg
EasyJet Standard (hand luggage) Flexi (Standard, + personal item + 23kg checked bag) Online: £9-30 (<15kg), £14-34 (<23kg) Airport: £40 (flat fee) Hand luggage: 56x45x25cm, <10kg Hold luggage: 275cm in total (LxWxH), <23kg
KLM Economy Light (hand luggage + personal item Economy Standard (Economy Light, + 1 free checked bag up to 23kg) Business Class (Economy Standard, + 2 checked bags, each up to 32kg) Online: £22 (<23kg), £44 (additional bags) Airport: £35 (<23kg), £60 (additional bags) Hand luggage: 40x30x15cm, personal item 55x35x25cm, <10kg Hold luggage: 158cm in total (LxWxH), <23kg
Wizz Air Basic (personal item) Wizz Go (Basic, + 1 free checked bag up to 20kg) Wizz Plus (Wizz Go + Priority, 1 free checked bag up to 32kg) Online: £6 (for larger cabin bag), £12.5-63.5 (<20kg), £17-78 (<32kg) Airport: £10 (for larger cabin bag), £56 (<20kg), £108(<32kg) Hand luggage: 40x30x20cm, <8kg / 55x40x23cm, <10kg Hold luggage: 171x149x119cm, 20kg
Norwegian Air Low Fare (hand luggage + personal item) LowFare+ (1 checked baggage, up to 20kg) Flex (2 checked bags, 20kg each) Online: £9-120 (<20kg, depending on the season, connection and destination) Airport: £44-142 (<20kg, depending on the season, connection and destination) Hand luggage: 55x40x23cm, <10kg Hold luggage: 250x112x79cm, <20kg

Flybe hold luggage cost

There are three available fare types for Flybe flights:

  • Just Fly (hand luggage no larger than 55x35x20cm, plus a personal item).
  • Get More (flexible ticket, free 23kg hold baggage allowance).
  • All In (Get More plus fast-track security, access to lounges and two 23kg hold luggage allowance).

Flybe hold luggage cost online

There are two sizes of hold baggage you can book. Prices are per person, per flight. Bear in mind that these are prices you get when you book online.

  • Up to 15kg: £19.
  • Up to 23kg: £24.
  • The penalty for overweight luggage is £15/kg.

Flybe hold luggage at the airport

  • Checking a bag at the airport will cost you a flat fee of £40 regardless of size.
  • Special luggage, such as instruments or sports equipment cost £30.

Jet2 hold luggage cost

Jet 2 does not offer separate fare types to passengers. Instead, there is a flat £10-25 (per person, per flight) rate for hold luggage of up to 22kg, depending on your route.

All passengers are allowed to take a carry-on bag on board (no larger than 56x45x25cm), plus a personal item.

It is recommended that you book your luggage online, as prices at the airport can be up to 50% more expensive. Checking baggage at the airport will incur a £45 fee per item/flight.

Lufthansa hold luggage cost

There are three available fare types for Lufthansa flights:

  • Economy Light (hand luggage no larger than 55x40x23cm, plus a personal item).
  • Economy Classic & Flex (one free bag up to 23kg).
  • Business Class (two cabin bags, plus two bags of up to 32kg each).

Lufthansa hold luggage cost online

Checked baggage rates for online bookings are as follows (limit is 23kg):

  • Up to 23kg: £13-25 (depending on destination).
  • Additional piece of baggage: £57-80.

Lufthansa hold luggage cost at the airport

  • Up to 23kg: £26-35 (depending on destination).

Ryanair hold luggage cost

There are three available fare types for Ryanair flights:

  • Standard (one small cabin bag no larger than 40x25x20).
  • Plus (Standard, in addition to one more cabin bag and a free hold luggage item up to 23kg).
  • Flexi Plus (Plus, in addition to flexible tickets).

As of November 1st, 2018 passengers are required to purchase “Priority Boarding” if they wish to bring a cabin bag larger than 40x25x20 onboard. Generally, the only way to avoid fees when travelling Ryanair would be to bring only a bag that can find underneath the seat in front of you.

Ryanair hold luggage cost online:

  • Larger cabin bag up to 10kg (priority boarding): £6
  • Hold baggage of up to 10kg: £8
  • Hold baggage of up to 20kg (no larger than 119x119x81cm): £25

Ryanair hold luggage cost at the airport:

  • Larger cabin bag up to 10kg (priority boarding): £8
  • Hold baggage of up to 10kg: £10
  • Hold baggage of up to 20kg (no larger than 119x119x81cm): £40
  • Excess baggage fee: €10/£10 per kilo

British Airways hold luggage cost

There are three available fare types for British Airways flights:

  • Economy Basic (hand luggage no larger than 56x45x25cm, plus a personal item)
  • Economy Plus (1 free bag up to 23kg)
  • Business Class (2 bags, each 32kg)

British Airways checked baggage fees vary depending on your destination and airport of origin. It is highly recommended to book your items online, as the price difference can be quite steep.

British Airways hold luggage cost online:

  • To/From London City airport: £25- 40 for your first bag, £60 for each additional bag.
  • To/From London Gatwick airport: £20-35 for your first bag, £36 for each additional bag.
  • To/From London Heathrow airport: £25-40 for your first bag, £60 for each additional bag.
  • To/From other airports in the UK: £20-65 for your first bag, £60 for each additional bag.

British Airways hold luggage cost at the airport:

Prices for hold baggage range from £40 to £140 when checked at the airport, for up to 32kg. Anything extra will have to be shipped as cargo.

easyJet hold luggage cost

There are two major fare types for EasyJet flights:

  • Standard (hand luggage no larger than 56 x45x25cm)
  • Flexi (Standard, plus a personal item and free 23kg checked bag)

EasyJet hold luggage cost online:

  • For bags up to 15kg: £9-30, depending on the route and season
  • For bags up to 23kg: £14-34, depending on the route and season

EasyJet hold luggage cost at the airport:

  • If you check your bag at the airport, you will pay a flat fee of £40
  • If your cabin baggage exceeds the size limits, you will be charged a further £47 and your bag will be added to the hold.

KLM hold luggage cost

There are three available fare types for KLM flights:

  • Economy Light (hand luggage no larger than 55x35x25cm, plus a personal item no larger than 40x30x15cm (16x12x6in).
  • Economy Standard (Economy, plus 1 free checked bag up to 23kg)
  • Business Class (Economy Standard, plus checked 2 bags, each up to 32kg)

KLM hold luggage cost online

  • First checked baggage up to 23kg: £22
  • Additional bags: £44

KLM hold luggage cost at the airport

  • First checked baggage up to 23kg: £35
  • Additional bags: £60

Wizz Air hold luggage cost

There are three available fare types for Wizz Air flights:

  • Basic (hand luggage no larger than 40x30x20cm)
  • Wizz Go (Basic, plus 1 free checked bag up to 20kg)
  • Wizz Plus (Wizz Go, Priority, 1 free checked bag up to 32kg)

Since November 1st, the Hungarian-based low-cost operator works in a similar fashion as Ryanair, offering a slightly more generous cabin bag allowance. With Wizz Air, you can bring a free cabin bag of up to 40x30x20cm, plus a larger hand luggage of up to 55x40x23, if you pay for priority boarding.

Wizz Air hold luggage cost online & call centre

  • Larger cabin bag up to 10kg (priority boarding): £6
  • Baggage up to 20kg: £12.50-54.50 (low season) / £17-63.50 (high season)
  • Baggage up to 32kg: £17-67 (low season) / £22.50-78 (high season)

Wizz Air hold luggage cost at the airport

  • Larger cabin bag up to 10kg (priority boarding): £10
  • Baggage up to 20kg: £56
  • Baggage up to 32kg: £108

High Seasons:

  • 19 December 2018 – 13 January 2019
  • Easter 19 peak: 13 April 2019– 28 April 2019
  • Summer 19 peak: 16 June 2019 – 22 September 2019

Norwegian Air

There are three available travel classes for Norwegian Air flights:

  • Low Fare (hand luggage no larger than 55x40x23cm, plus a personal item no larger than 40x30x18cm)
  • LowFare+ (1 checked baggage, up to 20kg)
  • Flex (2 checked bags, 20kg each)

Norwegian Air hold luggage cost online

  • Baggage up to 20kg: £9-120 (depending on the season, connection and destination)

Norwegian Air hold luggage cost at the airport

  • Baggage up to 20kg: £44-70 (direct) / £89-142 (connecting)

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