easyJet Plus – £22-£37 off via Amex and now bring TWO bags into the cabin

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 given the usual fees of up to £15.99 per flight. This ONLY applies to the member and NOT to other people travelling on the same booking.

Speedy boarding – a cash saving, although less important if you have a seat selected

Fast track security – whilst not a stated benefit this appears to work at certain airports based on previous feedback from HFP readers

Access to ‘fast bag drop’ desks

Able to bring a larger bag into the cabin – you are allowed to bring on a 56cm x 45cm x 25cm item.  Other passengers, on busy flights, will be asked to check in bags which exceed 50cm x 40cm x 20cm.

From March 19th, easyJet Plus members (as well as anyone travelling on a FLEXI fare or who has paid for an exit row or upfront seat) will be able to take two bags into the cabin.

I imagine that this is especially beneficial for female travellers, who previously had their handbag counted as their ‘piece of cabin baggage’ and were forced to check in any other item.

Full details can be found on the easyJet website press pages here.

easyJet A319 at Rome Ciampino

The fee to join easyJet Plus is £149 per year.  This can easily be recouped from the saving on seat selection fees.

American Express is currently running a special offer on easyJet Plus membership.

You can save 15% if you enter the code EASYAMEX whilst signing up. The price will drop to £126.65.  This deal is valid until February 28th.  In theory you need to pay with an American Express card but this does not seem to be enforced.

Looking at the comments below, some people have a more generous offer sitting in their American Express online account – especially Platinum charge card holders.  Have a look online before applying to see if you have been targeted for something more generous than the mainstream deal.  (EDIT:  25% code seems to be AMEXCODE)

Full details and the sign-up form can be found on their website hereThe small print of the Amex discount can be found on the cardmemberoffers website (search for easyJet).

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Comments

  1. All the above benefits are available to anyone who pays for an extra legroom or ‘upfront’ seat (except the free seat selection obviously). It is actually the nearest thing easyJet has to a business class. An extra legroom seat certainly gets priority check-in and fast track security at Manchester.

    Just a note that those not who have not paid for upfront or extra legroom seats may, not “will”, have their bags over 55x40x20 cm put in the hold at the gate on busy flights, without charge.

    You need to take around ten easyJet flights a year to make the Plus membership cost effective.

  2. I have the offer sitting (inactive) on my Platinum card account, and it is offering a 25% discount rather than 15%.

  3. U2 assign seats to everyone at check-in, so the benefit of speedy boarding is primarily the overhead space.

  4. I’ve also got a 25% deal via Amex offers. Anyone know if its possible to combine both the 25% offer and the 15% code? Probably not, but if any one does – shout out how.

    Other thing to keep in mind with EasyJet is that in order to guarantee that a larger bag goes in the overhead bins you have to make sure that you are one of the first on the plane. EasyJet+ or Speedy boarding gives you a head start – but be a little bit tardy getting to the plane and if there is no room in the bins or it won’t fit under your seat your bag will go into the hold. To be fair to EasyJet this is also pretty much what happens now on BA flights that are sold with a discount for hand luggage only passengers.

    Apart from the right to go on first EasyJet+ doesn’t give any priority. Are the cabin crew really going to referee the ruckus that would ensue if the bags of non EasyJet+ passengers were taken out of already full lockers and sent to the hold to be replaced by the carry-on of someone else?

    • If you do have to check bags (which you will have paid for), there’s normally a separate check in q for easyjet plus too….

  5. Sam Brown says:

    Does anyone know how to get hold of a 25% code? All I’ve found online is the 15% version Raffles mentioned. Or if someone has the code and doesn’t intend to redeem it i would be very grateful!!

  6. George Graham says:

    The code required to receive the 25% discount is: AMEXCODE

  7. The 2nd bag option makes this interesting

  8. Used the 25% off code last night no problem to join up prior to booking a flight – didn’t have either 15% or 25% offers in my Amex My Offers but it still worked (I did use Amex to pay but would have anyway).
    NB. On booking my flight I was offered another code – “EZYBB15” for 20% off Easyjet Plus membership – valid to 9 March, in case of use to anyone who misses the 28Feb deadline.