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.
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.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will expire on 2nd November 2021:
- 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express
- 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus
- 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express
Here are the top current deals:
British Airways American Express
10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending: