Travelling with instruments and equipment
Access the ISM's comprehensive guide to transporting instruments into the EU and Northern Ireland.
In March 2021, the ISM wrote to EasyJet Chief Executive Johan Lundgren to express our concerns over their reduction to the cabin bag allowance size for musical instruments to a maximum dimension of 56 x 45 x 25 cm, which excluded most instruments in cases.
EasyJet has now reversed this policy to allow for larger instruments (up to 30 x 117 x 38 cm) to be taken onboard as cabin baggage, provided that the musician has purchased an 'Up front' or 'Extra legroom' seat.
This change in policy will come as a welcome relief to the many musicians who feel more confident and comfortable knowing that their instruments are safe and close by. EasyJet has long been considered a choice airline for music professionals, due to the company's consideration of their individual needs. We are pleased to see that this is still their position, especially when UK-based musicians are starting to take up bookings for overseas engagements as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift.
Instruments larger than 30 x 117 x 38 cm can still travel in the cabin if a separate ticket is purchased for them. These instruments must meet further EasyJet policy requirements, otherwise they may need to be stowed in the hold.