It’s always tricky trying to decide whether your bag will meet the baggage allowance restrictions and fit in the dreaded baggage sizer at the airport.
Well, thanks to a hardly known feature that’s hidden away on the easyJet app, called the ‘cabin bag sizer’, you can check from home without the use of a tape measure!
Using 3D augmented reality, the tool uses your device’s camera to ‘scan’ your luggage and check whether it meets the airline’s baggage allowance.
Sounds complicated? Fortunately, it’s really easy to use!
What Hand Luggage Are You Allowed to Take on easyJet?
Before we dive into this nifty bit of technology, it’s worth reminding ourselves what easyJet allow you to take on board one of their flights.
Small Cabin Bag
Included for free. Must fit underneath the seat in front.
45cm x 20cm x 36cm
Also known as
Small cabin bag
Large Cabin Bag
Available for an extra fee. Must fit in the overhead compartment.
Remember, these dimensions are not the same for every low cost airline. Check out our baggage guide if you need help deciphering what you can take on your upcoming flight.
What is The EasyJet Cabin Bag Sizer App Feature?
The easyJet bag sizer App feature powered by Apple’s ARKit 2 technology and works with the phone camera to scan real-life luggage and determine whether the cabin luggage will fit easyJet’s baggage allowance measurements.
This actually isn’t new technology – easyJet released this feature back in 2019 however it’s gone under the radar for many. I only just discovered it!
The good news though, is that the dimensions it shows are up to date with what the airline currently allows on board.
How Do I Use the easyJet Cabin Bag Sizer App
Watch Me Use the easyJet Cabin Bag Sizer App
Just me, or is it always easier to do something after watching someone else?!
Is the easyJet Cabin Bag Sizer App Accurate?
As long as you’ve followed all the instructions, you should get quite an accurate reading on whether your luggage will fit on your next easyJet flight.
However, easyJet does say:
Does this defeat the point? Perhaps a little bit, yes. But what I like about the app is that it gives you a good visual reference for the shape of the baggage sizers that you may be asked to slot your bags inside at the airport.
Also, if you find yourself without a traditional way to measure your luggage, it’s definitely a clever hack to check you’re on the right lines.