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Wednesday, 6 December 2017 | MYT 7:00 AM

Fly ‘hands free’ on EasyJet

EasyJet's Hands Free luggage option is a welcome move for passengers. Photo: AFP

Would you check in your handbag to travel “hands-free” during a flight? That’s what low-cost carrier easyJet is banking on, with the launch of their latest service.

Called “Hands Free”, the new option is a way to unburden fliers of any and all baggage during the flying experience.

Fliers can check their hand luggage – laptop, handbag or backpack – at the Bag Drop desk when they check in, where it will be tagged as priority.

The “hands-free” luggage will then be among the first to be delivered at the baggage belt at arrivals.

Passengers will be given small, plastic bags for their essential items like their wallet, passport, keys and mobile phone.

Duty-free items purchased at the airport are exempt from the hands-free allotment and can be taken on board the aircraft.

The feature could come in handy for fliers who mistakenly pass their liquids limitations.

Instead of being forced to throw out the bottle of perfume sitting forgotten at the bottom of their handbag, fliers can pay £4 (RM22) to check it through.

The systemwide launch (with the exception of London Gatwick) follows a test in France conducted this spring, where 9,000 passengers chose the option within the four weeks that the service was launched. – AFP Relaxnews