Cheap airlines in the spotlight: easyJet

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    There are many options for travelling through Europe as there are so many cheap airlines to choose from. We certainly have a few favourites among the many European airlines. So let's talk about the orange airline: easyJet, another one of our favourites in Europe.

    There are basically two things we like about easyJet: their extensive route network and their carry-on luggage policy. Most cheap airlines have extremely low fares but they have a small allowance of carry-on luggage as they would love for you to check in your luggage (so they can charge you for it).

    EasyJet is different. They only have two rules for cabin baggage: the maximum size is 56 x 45 x 25cm (including handles and wheels) and you must be able to put it in the overhead bin. No weight restrictions. However, on busy flights, your cabin bag may be placed into the hold. You can bring an additional under seat bag (45cm x 36cm x 20cm) if you are a Plus cardholder, FLEXI fare, Up Front or Extra Legroom customer. More info.

    easyJet's amazing destinations

    The easyJet route network is quite extensive, they practically fly to any European country. And the great thing is that they fly to major airports, not the small, far-away regional ones like some other cheap airlines do. Check out easyJet's route map and see for yourself.

    Also, easyJet has a great mobile website, packed with things like real-time flight info. You're always in the loop about your flight. Their updates are honest and done regularly, so you're not dependent on the info on the monitors in the airport. You can sit back and relax in the pub at the airport and simply check your mobile for easyJet flight info. Perfect, as most airports have free WiFi.

    Another big PLUS is the fact that there's no mad dash to plane when boarding starts, as they have allocated seating. Simply check-in online and either pick your favourite seat (for a small fee) or have the system allocate a seat to you (no charge).

    Tip: the system places you and your travel partner next to each other, so if you're not picky about where you'll be sitting then this is excellent (as it will save you the small fee).

    Oh, and did we tell you that it's easy to find low fares on their website? Simply compare all days on the low fare calendar. Easy as… easyJet.

    See more of Europe, travel cheap

    That says it all… We love to save money on travelling so we can see more of Europe. And easyJet is the perfect airline to do that.

    Interested in more cheap airlines in Europe? Have a look at our review of Vueling (for low fares to/from Spain and many southern European countries) and our article about airBaltic (many destinations in Eastern & Western Europe).

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