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    Posted: 02/February/2019 at 10:34
I asked a similar question last year on booking our first flight with EasyJet from Manchester but am still unsure on how the Hands Free works in practice. We are due to fly out tomorrow, with cabin bags and handbags only. I have read the info on the EasyJet site, and I know that we can only bring one piece of hand baggage onto the plane. We are therefore looking at checking in the Cabin baggage, but it is not clear whether we can just do this when we arrive at the airport, or whether we need to prebook and pay online. It says that it costs £6.00 per case, but as we only want to use the service for the outbound flight, I am unsure whether if it is pre booked we would be required to pay for both journeys as is the case when checking in hold luggage.
I would be grateful for any advice, as I cannot find the thread for the original question I asked, and I cannot seem to find anything on the TA flight forum without asking my own question. TIA Pauline.
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No problem to book in your `hands free` bags ... go to the `priority` desk and check in the bag. They give you a receipt which you take to the `enquiry` desk to pay .. that`s it ...
you will collect your bags as normal from the carousel at Faro (don`t expect them to come out first as Easyjet and Ryanair promise). I kept all my other stuff, tablet, etc, in my duffel bag on the plane .. under the seat
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Hi Pauline, I did this a few weeks ago. 
I pre-booked online - yes you can choose how many bags, and on which flights (so one way only).

It was a great way to guarantee getting a wheelie bag full of liquids to Portugal for only £6!!
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Originally posted by sidsmum sidsmum wrote:

Hi Pauline, I did this a few weeks ago. 
I pre-booked online - yes you can choose how many bags, and on which flights (so one way only).

It was a great way to guarantee getting a wheelie bag full of liquids to Portugal for only £6!!
M xx
It is also free if you have a three telephone contract. 
Just tried to book the same on an already booked Ryanair flight for two people.As usual with Ryanair you can`t book one bag you have to book two!!! Up yours Paddy O`Leary I will not book any.
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To get round the Ryanair problem can you not just book as two separate transactions, out with a bag and return without? Do you have to book both legs in the same transaction? Never tried it so I don't know.
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Originally posted by Jock Jock wrote:

To get round the Ryanair problem can you not just book as two separate transactions, out with a bag and return without? Do you have to book both legs in the same transaction? Never tried it so I don't know.
Jock no it was the same flight for the two people. We realised after booking we could do with taking some stuff back to UK so I thought no probs I will book one hand luggage. That is not possible you have to book a bag for both people!!
Yet another reason why now unless the prices are way cheaper I try not to use Ryanair.
Reminder to self to book both people on separate tickets.
Had similar problem trying to add 4 year old on a booking after already booked had to pay extra £30 plus ticket price to add her to booking.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/February/2019 at 11:38
Thanks for the info TD. From Edinburgh I have the choice of Ryanair or Jet2 who are almost always a good deal more expensive.  To be fair to Ryanair I have never had a problem with Ryanair.  I always follow their rules.  My only problem is the dreadful queue at Faro, up and down stairs with nowhere to sit.  Jet2 used the airbridge which was much better.
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Here is the link to current Ryanair cabin bag policy .. it might last a year ..
https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/plan-trip/flying-with-us/baggage-policy
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Thanks for the advice all. We arrived here yesterday on our first EasyJet flight (they’ve only recently started flying from Manchester). The bag drop was easy and took only a couple of minutes. We hadn’t booked online, so we went to the desk to pay and were given a receipt to check in the bags and drop off. So very handy, as we were able to take handbags with IPads and a snack onto the plane whilst offloading our cabin bags which I was able to pack with liquids, and other bits and pieces which are more expensive, and often difficult to find over here. First part was a breeze, with easy boarding, and promise of arriving here ahead of schedule. Sadly that was not the case, as thanks to our British weather, we had to wait for the plane to be de-iced, then this was followed by the discovery of a technical fault which meant we remained on the tarmac for almost two and a half hours. This was rather frustrating, but much better to be safe than sorry. Thanks to a tail wind, we recouped a half an hour on the journey. The Captain was very apologetic, and the cabin crew were friendly and efficient, so overall not a bad experience. We have already got a further three trips booked through EasyJet for this year as they came in quite a bit cheaper than Ryanair and Jet2.
I have to say that I like the idea of the £6.00 bag drop (NB information in their February flight magazine is incorrect, as it still states it’s a fiver per bag). It will save us having to take a big suitcase every few trips to get those liquids and other items over that cannot go in the cabin.
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