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EasyJet launches “hands free”: check-in of hand luggage

EasyJet is launching a new service that allows passengers to check in their hand luggage. The “hands free” option – will cost 4 pounds and is designed to encourage people to leave all their parcels in the baggage area before performing security checks.

It is The Independent who reports the news.

the airline said it hopes to give passengers a stress-free travel experience, as they can go for security checks without luggage and will not need to transport suitcases to the airport.

The idea has already been tested this spring in France, and in just four weeks over 9 thousand passengers have chosen to try it. Now “hands free” will be extended to all the airports where the company flies, with the exception of Londoner Gatwick.

Passengers who choose the option will be given small plastic bags to get the essentials and can also bring on the plane the latest purchases made at the airport. They will also be able to embark immediately after those who have purchased priority boarding.

The parcels will receive a priority card and will be taken to the hold. When they reach their destination, the airline makes sure that the “hands free” are among the first to end up on the conveyor belt. Andrew Middleton, under easyJet’s shopping manager, said:

We have seen a fantastic response from customers who have chosen “hands free” and we have faith in the fact that once you try the service you will not want to go around the airport with suitcases in hand.

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