EASYJET. The summer promises to be hot at EasyJet with several strike calls in Spain which should cause disruptions, delays and even cancellations.

[Updated July 5, 2022 1:29 PM] Planning a trip this summer via an EasyJet airline flight? Beware of the Easyjet strikes planned this summer within the company! They will affect Spain where several strike calls have been issued in recent weeks. In July, it is the hostesses and stewards who are called to strike, that is to say 450 Easyjet staff members in Spain. Already, during the first weekend of July, delays and disruptions were observed on departure and landing at Spanish airports which are always very busy during the summer. What are the next strike days at Easyjet? The call was launched for July 15, 16 and 17 but also for July 29, 30 and 31.

Unsure of the deadline for check-in or baggage drop-off? Want to track your flight live due to disruptions like strikes or bad weather? This is possible via the “Flight Tracker” which allows you to consult all the information concerning your Easyjet flight. To do this, simply provide your flight number. You can also find a flight by indicating its origin and destination. The company updates the news on the state of the traffic, particularly in the event of new formalities of control, social movements or unexpected events at the airport.

You can check in directly at the airport, but Easyjet recommends doing this online. An option that has several advantages. First, it allows you to print boarding passes for all your flights up to 30 days before departure: no need to find a printer while on vacation to get your boarding pass back , you are calm. Also, at the airport, the wait will be shorter: if you only have cabin baggage, go straight to the security checks. If you have baggage to put in the hold, find a baggage drop-off counter. Arrive well in advance, however, with baggage drop-off and boarding gates closing at least 30 to 40 minutes before departure.

As of November 2021, the low-cost airline is offering a new carry-on option for its customers. By paying a minimum supplement of £5.99, it is thus possible to board with a large bag in the cabin in addition to your usual small hand luggage. The option can be added when booking your flight via the mobile app, and on easyJet.com, regardless of seat fare. Previously, this paid option was reserved for easyJet Plus cardholders and FLEXI fare customers. By choosing this option, you also gain access to fast boarding.

EasyJet has announced that it is changing its baggage policy, with the type of seat booked now determining the type of cabin baggage allowed. The suitcase will therefore become chargeable for certain fares and impossible for the lowest ones, only the bag that can slip under the seat will remain free for all passengers.

For all bookings made for travel on or after February 10, 2021, “the new policy means that all customers can take a small under-seat bag on board free of charge (max 45x36x20cm) which must fit under the seat in front. This will allow them to bring everything they need for their trip or enough for a short trip,” the low cost company’s statement read. To travel with a cabin suitcase in addition to a small bag, the traveler can choose the paid option (from 10.49 euros) allowing them to reserve a seat in the front or an “Extra legroom” seat (space for legs) and take your bag in the cabin (max 56x45x25cm) or put your luggage in the hold. easyJet Plus cardholders and FLEXI fare customers will also continue to have one extra large cabin bag included in their booking, subject to sufficient space on board.

If your flight is delayed for more than 5 hours, you can cancel your flight and receive a full refund. Also note that if your trip is delayed overnight, Easyjet covers accommodation, transfer and meals. If your flight is cancelled, you can choose to be transferred to the next flight, or opt for a full refund. Also, if your flight arrives more than three hours after the scheduled time, or if it is canceled within 14 days of departure, you can claim compensation. This amounts to 250 euros for a journey of up to 1,500 km, 400 euros for a journey of 1,500 to 3,500 km, and 600 euros for flights over 3,500 km (for overseas departments, the amount is capped at 400 euros). However, if the delay or cancellation is considered an “exceptional circumstance” (bad weather, air traffic control strike, etc.), you will not be able to claim compensation.

The British low cost operates around 700 routes, to 130 airports in more than 30 countries. See the map of Easyjet destinations. The orange company has notably launched the “Worldwide by Easyjet” platform which will allow passengers to book long-haul connections in continuity with flights already operated by the company. For starters, this capability will be available from London Gatwick with two launch partners, WestJet and Norwegian. Easyjet has designed a system to book its short-haul flight, the Gatwick Connects and the partner airline’s long-haul ticket, all with a single transaction. This system only works with connections of at least 2h30.

Called Flight Club, Easyjet’s loyalty program launched in 2015 does not allow you to accumulate miles or earn free tickets, but offers advantages, particularly in terms of services. Members can change their flights and names on tickets free of charge. On the price side, Easyjet offers them the “price guaranteeM” allowing the passenger who finds a cheaper ticket elsewhere, on an equivalent flight, to be reimbursed for the price difference. Furthermore, if the customer realizes that the fare has dropped on the Easyjet website between the time of booking and departure, the company offers a voucher equivalent to the price difference. Members also have access to previews and special offers, as well as a dedicated contact team. How do we access it? At the company’s invitation, if you have booked and flown 20 or more flights in the last 12 months, or if under booked and flown 10 or more flights and spent £1,500 (approximately €1,754) in the last 12 months, or if you have booked and flown 10 or more flights on average over the last 10 years, with at least one flight each year. The company’s other loyalty program, Easyjet Plus, is available to everyone, against 199 pounds (232 euros) per year. Among the advantages: choice of seat included, skip-the-line security control, priority boarding, additional hand luggage…

In France, you can contact Easyjet customer service on 0820 420 315. It is open 7 days a week, from 08:00 to 20:00 (service 0.12 euros price of a normal call). In addition, if you need specific assistance at the airport or on board the aircraft, call the dedicated service directly on 0805 080 394, available from 09:00 to 17:30 (service and free calls).

Easyjet is not just an airline. Since 2014, she is also an online travel agency with “Easyjet holidays”. This site offers offers whose price includes flights (with Easyjet, of course) and accommodation. Beach breaks (Agadir, Majorca, Algarve, Nice, Ibiza…), city breaks (Venice, Lisbon, Rome, London, Prague…), but also promotions and last minute offers, the choice of destinations is vast with the advantage of offering visibility at a glance of flight schedules and the total bill for the trip.

Free, the Easyjet application is available on iPhone and Android. It allows you to book flights, choose your seat, add options (additional luggage, for example), manage your reservation (in particular to modify or cancel a trip), or even track your flight in real time. Another advantage is that you can check in and download your boarding pass, rather than printing it out. Good news if you travel regularly with EasyJet, the British low cost has launched a new feature on its mobile application which should be useful to many travelers. This feature uses augmented reality to scan cabin baggage and ensure it meets the maximum dimensions allowed by the low-cost carrier. The main one is simple: the scanner visualizes a box in 3D on the screen of your smartphone. Combined with the phone’s camera, it measures the size of your cabin suitcase (height, width and depth of the luggage) directly from your home. Using Apple’s ARKit 2 technology, this new feature of EasyJet’s mobile app is initially available on iOS (from iPhone 6S). Please note, the following airports do not yet use mobile boarding passes: Izmir, Agadir, Antalya, Belgrade, Bastia (Corsica), Bodrum, Casablanca, Dalaman, Moscow Domodedovo, Essaouira, Figari (Corsica), Hurgada, Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), La Rochelle, Menorca (Mahon), Monastir, Ponta Delgada, Preveza, Pristina, Marrakech, Sharm El Sheikh, and Tel Aviv.