EasyJet Connecting Flights


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This is an easyJet connecting flights guide.

This guide contains information about connecting flights with easyJet, as well as baggage rules, air passengers rights and compensation regulations. EasyJet is a British low-cost airline group, with its headquarters at London Luton Airport. There are several airlines operating under the same brand — EasyJet UK, EasyJet Europe and EasyJet Switzerland. EasyJet airline group operates scheduled services on more than 900 routes.

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EasyJet plane
EasyJet plane

1. EasyJet Connecting Flights

EasyJet is a low-cost airline.

Just like many other low-cost airlines, easyJet doesn’t offer connecting flights. You can’t book airline-protected connecting flights with easyJet. There are only direct flights. If you book several separate, direct flights with easyJet, it is considered a self transfer.

Self-transfer connecting flights are:

  • Always risky. If you miss a connecting flight, it’s your fault.
  • Less convenient. You check in separately for every flight. You collect and recheck baggage after every flight.
  • More difficult to book. You have to book every flight separately.

Self transfers are worse than protected connections.

EasyJet sells self-transfer flights / self transfer connections.

Book protected self-transfer connection with Kiwi.

EasyJet doesn’t sell protected connecting flights.

1.1 Several Flights With EasyJet

You may book several flights with easyJet.

This is the only option if you want to have a connecting flight with easyJet. As the airline doesn’t offer traditional, airline-protected connecting flights, self-transfer connecting flights are the only option. Self-transfer flight is when you book flights separately, on different tickets.

People book self transfers with low-cost airlines all the time. When you want to get to some place, where there are no direct flights with easyJet (or with any other budget airline for that matter), you can book two, three, and sometimes more, consecutive flights, with easyJet. However, it’s still is a self-transfer flight. It’s not a proper connecting flight. And self-transfer flights are more risky than protected connecting flights.

EasyJet doesn’t sell protected connecting flights.

1.2 Flights With Different Airlines

You may decide to fly with two or more airlines.

You can plan your connection with different airlines. You can book one flight from easyJet, and the other — from with Wizz Air or Ryanair. It can also be a flight booked from a full service airline like KLM, Lufthansa or Qatar Airways. No matter what kind of airline you choose, your connection still will be a self transfer. It will be your responsibility to make it in time for your next flight.

If one of your flights will be late, and you don’t make it in time for your next flight, you will have to book a new flight. You aren’t protected against missed connection because it’s not an airline-protected transfer.

There are also protected connecting flights with different airlines. But if one flight is with easyJet, then these aren’t these type of flights.

No matter if it’s only easyJet, or easyJet and some other airline:

  • You check in for every flight separately.
  • You collect baggage and recheck it yourself.
  • If you miss a connecting flight, it’s your responsibility. Booking a new flight. Paying for the new flight. You have to do it yourself. No airline is obligated to help you with this. In some situations you may have a right to care from airline and flight compensation. Speaking of the latter, you should contact the airline operating the “bad flight”.

It is possible to insure self-transfer flights.

A good example is Kiwi.com. It sells protected self-transfer flights. If you book a self-transfer flight with Kiwi.com, you are protected in case of missed connections. With Kiwi, traveling is safer and more convenient. Also Kiwi allows its customers to check in for several flights at once. You won’t get any of these perks when you book flights directly from easyJet.

Landing in Egypt
EasyJet plane landing in Egypt

2. What If EasyJet Cancels a Flight?

Why is easyJet cancelling their flights?

This can happen due to a number of reasons, such as bad weather, staff shortage, technical problems, airport congestion, security issues.

2.1 One of Your Flights Is Cancelled

EasyJet is a British airline (European airline).

According to the EU Regulation 261/2004, they must:

  • Offer you a choice between a new flight and full refund.
  • Offer you assistance at the airport (you have a right to care).

The rules are the same on all their commercial flights.

It applies to all all cancelled easyJet flights.

If you miss a connecting flight as a result of this, this is going to be your problem, not the airline’s. They are responsible for their flight only. They won’t assist you in case any of the other flights that you have will be affected — even if the other flight or flights are operated by easyJet. 

You may have more rights if your connection is insured.

You may have a right to compensation (more on this below).


Did you miss a connecting flight? File a compensation claim online.


2.2 All Your Flights Are Cancelled

Overall, for you as a passenger, the options are the same.

According to the EU Regulation 261/2004, easyJet must:

  • Offer you a choice between a new flight and full refund.
  • Offer you assistance at the airport if it’s a last-minute cancellation and you are already at the airport (you have a right to care).

This applies to all their flights departing from Europe.

Refund must be paid within seven days.

You may have a right to EU flight cancellation compensation.

2.3 EasyJet Refund for Cancellation

Yes, you have a right to ask for a refund.

If your easyJet flight is cancelled, and you don’t want to take the alternative flight offered to you, you can request a refund. The refund must be transferred to your bank account within 7 days. You don’t have to accept any vouchers or coupons from easyJet.

Hong Kong airport layover
Hong Kong airport

3. EasyJet Missed Connecting Flight

What if you miss connecting flight with easyJet?

Why people even miss their flights? Mostly it happens due to delay or cancellation of the previous flight. Or it can be a silly mistake like confusing am with pm, or waiting at the wrong gate.

3.1 What Happens If You Miss EasyJet Connection?

Remember this, easyJet doesn’t sell connecting flights.

If you have several flights with easyJet, or one flight with easyJet and one with, let’s say, Ryanair, or any other airline, this is a self transfer. No matter why you miss connection, it’s your responsibility.

No airline is responsible for this connection.

No airline is responsible if you make it or not.

But the airlines are responsible for their own flights. They are responsible for delays, cancellations and overbookings (denied boarding). EasyJet is responsible for their flights. According to the EU Regulation 261/2004, the airlines must:

  • Take you to your final destination as soon as possible (if a flight is cancelled, another flight must be offered; the same rules apply to involuntarily denied boarding due to overbooking).
  • Offer you assistance at the airport (you have a right to care).

Read more: Missed Connecting Flight Due to Delay 

3.2 Right to Compensation from easyJet

Sometimes you have a right to compensation.

Let’s assume, you have two separate flights with easyJet. If your first flight has arrived 3 or more hours later than planned, you may have a right to compensation. You may miss your second flight, but you won’t get compensation for that. You aren’t entitled to compensation for missed connecting flight. But still you could be entitled to compensation for the first flight.

The same rules apply to your second flight. If it’s delayed and you reach your final destination later than planned, you may get compensation.

File a claim in order to get compensation.

Flight cancelled less than 2 weeks before the trip?

You might be entitled to flight cancellation compensation.

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3.3 Right to Care from easyJet

On all easyJet flights from Europe you have a right to care.

According to the EU Regulation 261/2004 airline should provide:

  • Free food and drinks in a reasonable relation to the waiting time.
  • Free hotel accommodation if a stay of one or more nights is necessary;
  • Free airport transfer to hotel and back.
  • Plus, two telephone calls, telex or fax messages, or e-mails.

It applies to all domestic and international flights with easyJet. Again, it’s because easyJet is a European airline. With non-European airlines it applies only to flights departing from European airports.


When it comes to air passenger rights, unless otherwise stated, we talk about air passenger rights in the EU, EEA and UK. When we say Europe or European, we mean EU, EEA or UK. This is done for the simplicity, since the according laws in these countries are about the same.


Istanbul Airport
Istanbul Airport

4. How to Book Connecting Flights with easyJet?

You can do it directly from easyJet or via a third-party.

But I’ll repeat— these will be self-transfer flights. Unlike with airline-protected connecting flights, sometimes it’s safer to book self-transfer flights from a third-party flight booking website than directly from the airline. Because it may include a travel insurance. We recommend kiwi.com for that.


How to Book?

Flight booking websites, or airline websites.

Few examples: skyscanner.net, expedia.com, momondo.com.

Want to be on the safe side? Add insurance right away.

Or book a flight from Kiwi.com (with Kiwi Guarantee).


Read more: How to Book Connecting Flights?

Two backpacks

5. EasyJet Connecting Flights: Baggage

EasyJet is a low-cost airline from Europe.

EasyJet sells only direct flights, not connecting flights.

Accordingly, you have to recheck baggage for every flight. Every flight you book with EasyJet (or any other budget airline, for that matter) is considered a separate flight. That’s why you have to collect and recheck your bag after every flight. If there’s a passport control (immigration) at the airport, you have to go through the control after every flight. Take this into account when planning a layover / stopover. Leave yourself plenty of time for this.

5.1 Baggage Transfer: Different Airlines

What happens if there are several airlines?

What if one of your flights is with a different airline, not easyJet? It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t change anything, as these still are separate flights. You still have to collect and recheck baggage after every flight. Even if you have booked this connection via kiwi.com. 

Read more: 

5.2 EasyJet Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowance varies — it’s not the same on all flights.

It varies depending on the airline, ticket type, destination and travel class. You must pay attention to this when making a booking. 

As any other low-cost airlines, easyJet doesn’t offer free checked baggage allowance. Also don’t forget that cabin baggage rules on easyJet flights are pretty strict. The cheapest fare includes only one small under-seat cabin bag (smaller than a regular carry on).

5.3 EasyJet Carry-On Bag Allowance

By default you can bring only one small bag (max 45 x 36 x 20 cm).

With Standard Plus you bring one more item (max 56 x 45 x 25 cm).

Learn more about easyJet cabin and hold baggage here.

Remember this! If you have several flights, and you would like to have more than one small cabin bag, you have to purchase Standard Plus ticket for every single flight separately. The same applies to checked baggage, you have to book it separately for every single of your flights.

A private beach in Sharm El Sheikh
A private beach in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

6. Connecting Flight Examples

Here are two “connecting flight” examples with easyJet.

6.1 Self-Transfer Flights with EasyJet (Most Common)

For this example I’ll use the websites of easyJet.

For example, I want to fly from Cologne Bonn to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. But there are no direct flights from this airport to Sharm El-Sheikh. So, I have to book two separate flights.

  1. I know that easyJet has flights from Cologne Bonn to London. And from London, I could get to Sharm El-Sheikh. So, I search for flights for October 28, from Cologne to London. There is a flight that arrives at London Gatwick at 9:40 pm.
  2. And then I search for flights from London Gatwick to Sharm El-Sheikh, using the website of easyJet. Since I arrive at London Gatwick late in the evening, I have to search for flights for October 29. There’s one departing from Gatwick at 11:55 am, more than 12 hours later. It’s enough time for a layover.

Here is the first flight:

Cologne to London with EasyJet
Cologne to London flight with easyJet

Here is the second flight:

London to Sharm el Sheikh flight with easyJet
London to Sharm El-Sheikh flight with easyJet

I can book these flights, or look for other options.

There are literally hundreds of options. You can search them yourself, or you can use a flight booking website you like, and see what you can find there.

Unlike how it is with connecting flights, with self-transfer flights sometimes it’s the opposite — sometimes it’s more safe to book flights from a third-party flight booking website than directly from easyJet. Because it may include an insurance.

6.2 Flights With Different Airlines (Very Popular)

You can travel on the same route but with different airlines.

For this example I’ll use the websites of easyJet and Ryanair.

For example, I want to fly from Riga to Sharm El-Sheikh. But there are no direct flights from Riga to Sharm El-Sheikh. I have to book separate flights.

  1. I know that Ryanair has flights from Riga to Berlin. And from Berlin, I could get to Sharm El-Sheikh. So, I search for flights for November 24, from Riga to Berlin. There is a flight that arrives in Berlin at 10:35 am.
  2. And then I search for flights from Berlin to Sharm El-Sheikh, using skyscanner.net. I have found that easyJet sells flights to Sharm El-Sheikh. There are no flights on November 24, however. But there’s one on November 25, at 07:00 am. I can book that flight and have a 20-hour stopover in Berlin.

Here is the first flight:

Riga to Berlin Ryanair Flight
Riga to Berlin Ryanair Flight

Here is the second flight:

Berlin to Sharm El Sheikh flight with easyJet
Berlin to Sharm El-Sheikh flight with easyJet

Be extra careful when an itinerary involves change of airports.

In both situations, make sure to check the entry and transit rules. Do you need a visa for a connecting flight or not? If you need a visa for that country you are stopping at, most likely you will need a visa for connection. Because these are self-transfer flights. Even if you don’t plan to leave the airport, you may need a visa with self transfer. Don’t forget about this!

What is your experience with easyJet? Have ever missed a flight with easyJet? How did the airline solve this? Have you received compensation or refund from easyJet? Did you file a compensation claim yourself or via a flight compensation company?

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