Eurowings relaxes carry-on baggage rules at BASIC fare



Like other airlines, Eurowings adapts the carry-on baggage rules in its entry-level BASIC fare to the international industry standard. For flight bookings from August 31, 2021, BASIC fare passengers may take small hand luggage on board. This corresponds, for example, to a laptop bag, a medium-sized handbag or a business backpack. The dimensions of this baggage for personal necessities on board will in the future be significantly larger than before: instead of the previously allowed 40x30x10 cm, the extended dimensions for it are now 40x30x25 cm. Larger hand luggage, such as trolleys, will no longer be automatically included in the BASIC fare. Of course, BASIC fare passengers can flexibly and reasonably book additional services in addition to their flight – for example, larger hand luggage weighing up to 8 kg (from just 10 euros), such as ‘a cart measuring 55x40x23 cm.

In addition, Eurowings responds to the desire of many passengers for more flexibility and will also offer BASIC fare customers the option of smaller check-in baggage up to 12 kg at the end of this year. Passengers will then be able to flexibly add it to their flight from ten euros – for example, if they are only traveling for a short time.

SMART and BIZclass prices remain unchanged

With this adjustment, Eurowings differentiates the entry-level BASIC tariff from the SMART and BIZclass tariffs. In the future, Eurowings customers will only pay for the elements of service they explicitly want and will thus be able to travel under optimal conditions. Existing reservations are not affected by the new carry-on baggage rule.

Passengers who choose to add a second large carry-on baggage will also benefit from ‘priority boarding’, meaning they can board the plane as one of the first guests, ensuring quick and easy storage of items. luggage.

Less space in the hand baggage compartments

Adjusting the BASIC fare is also expected to reduce congestion in the hand baggage compartments, allowing for faster boarding and disembarking. Surveys show that carry-on baggage is still one of the main factors of delay, for example when carts have to be loaded into the hold after boarding due to overcrowded overhead compartments. The redesigned BASIC fare with reduced hand luggage makes a decisive contribution to further speeding up the processes on board. Eurowings is one of the most punctual and reliable airlines in Europe. In June 2021, for example, the airline delivered passengers to their destinations on time on 93% of its flights.

The BASIC rate at Eurowings

The BASIC fare is Eurowings’ cheapest ‘entry-level’ fare, at which passengers can flexibly book additional low-cost services according to their individual needs. In addition to the BASIC tariff, customers can also choose between the SMART and BIZclass tariffs, which remain unchanged. These “worry-free allround” fares are specifically tailored to the personal needs of customers thanks to their complete components and offer the greatest possible flexibility: the SMART fare, for example, already includes many included services – such as a preferential seat, a priority boarding and two hand bags on board.



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