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EasyJet’s New Baggage Policy Continues to be a Bitter Blow to Musicians

Despite our correspondence with airline EasyJet, we have been unable to persuade them to amend their new baggage policy, which will come into play from 10 February 2021.

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By Dave Webster Published: 08 February 2021 | 5:42 PM Updated: 08 February 2021 | 6:55 PM
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Further to the news item we released in December 2020, the MU has been unable to persuade EasyJet to amend its new baggage policy or grant a variation for musical instruments.

EasyJet have told the MU that, “All instruments must be able to fit in a cabin bag maximum size 45 x 36 x 20. Which can fit under a seat. Musical Instruments that are larger than your cabin bag, up to size of a cello, can travel in the cabin if a separate ticket is purchased for them. Seats bought for musical instruments do not come with any cabin bag allowance”.

There was no recognition by EasyJet of musical instruments being allowed to go into overhead lockers. Also, it’s clear from the baggage policy that if you purchase an Up-front or Extra legroom seat you can have an additional bag (56 x 45 x 25) and that must fit in an overhead locker.

The information from EasyJet on their musical instrument policy can be found on their website. You can also read EasyJet’s full cabin baggage policy on their website.

This is a bitter blow for musicians - who are being hit from all sides. Musician Annika francke has started a petition on change.org against EasyJet’s change, and we urge you to sign and share it.

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