varig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 360 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 591 times:
I've just checked in for a Jet2 flight to a popular European destination.
I'd paid extra to check a suitcase into the hold, so the only carry on baggage I've got is my laptop bag.
Apparently I have to store it under my seat to leave more room in the overhead bins for people with larger trolley bags.
In other words the people who did not pay extra to put their luggage in the hold.
Now my laptop bag is not huge. But if it is stored under the seat in front of me, it is big enough to make my two and a half hour flight uncomfortable.
This seems a little unfair to me. By paying extra I have created more space in the overhead bins. But I can't put my laptop bag in there, because they need to save room for people who won't pay extra.
Next time I think I'll just bring a bigger laptop bag that won't fit under the seat in front of me.
SK736 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 558 times:
Monarch has recently started this policy too - a purple tag means under your seat, a yellow tag means in the overhead locker. You're right that it does seem unfair that those who haven't paid for baggage get to put theirs in the overhead whilst those that possibly have, end up putting theirs under the seat.
On another note, I understand Monarch is now going to charge £2.50 for 'priority' check-in. I presume this means that printing your own boarding pass at home will no longer qualify you for the online check-in priority bag drop. I bet Ryanair is kicking itself for not thinking of this one first!
PI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 546 times:
Per the Jet2.com website and their baggage policy, why do you assume you can't put your backpack in the overhead bin? It states carry-on is limited to 10K in weight and certain linear dimensions and any over that amount/limit will need to checked as "hold" luggage. It does not state you must have a carry-on that will only fit under the seat. If you backpack is under 10kg and within the inch dimensions as stated, you're "entitled" to overhead "locker" space as anyone else within the carry-on rules. If all else fails, call Jet2 and get a more definitive answer. It otherwise appears you'll be fine to use the bin to provide you more unseat space. It also appears to not be Jet2 policy to charge for carry-ons placed in the bin or overhead "lockers" as some US low-cost airlines do. I hope you have a good trip.
varig_dc10 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 months 19 hours ago) and read 520 times:
Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 2): It otherwise appears you'll be fine to use the bin to provide you more unseat space.
Regardless of what it does or does not say on their policy, when I checked in yesterday, they put a yellow tag around my laptop bag which indicated that I had to store it under the seat in front of me.
If I had turned up with a larger bag (but still within the cabin baggage limits) I would not have been expected to store the item under my seat. Instead I would have been allowed to put the item in the overhead bins.
It seems very unfair to me that people with less cabin baggage are being expected to compromise their comfort, to provide space for passengers with more cabin baggage.