easyJet Plus is the nearest thing that easyJet has to a loyalty scheme – ie not very near at all!
The scheme has been around for a while, and offers a number of benefits:
Free seat selection – this is a genuine cash saving
Speedy boarding – a cash saving, although less important if you have a seat selected
Access to ‘fast bag drop’ desks
The fee to join easyJet Plus is £149 per year, so for the regular easyJet traveller who wants seat selection it is a simple matter of working out if £149 saves you money or not.
From how I interpret the website, the benefits are only available to the member – you would not get free seat selection for your entire family, for example, with one easyJet Plus card between you.
I have mentioned easyJet Plus today because there is now another new benefit.
From 2nd July, easyJet is no longer guaranteeing to accept bags exceeding 50cm x 40cm x 20cm as cabin baggage. The easyJet cabin baggage limit is actually 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, but bags of this size will now be specially tagged and will be removed from the cabin on full flights. Passengers will need to collect them from the luggage belt as usual on arrival.
This rule will not apply to easyJet Plus members, who can continue to bring on bags of 56 x 45 x 25 with no fear of them being popped into the hold at the last minute! The rest of us will need to bring smaller cases if we want to be certain of keeping them with us.