My family's planning to book a flight with Easy Jet from Rome FCO to Palermo this December, coming from the USA via Aer Lingus. For safety on time and connections, we'll have 3-4 hours between arrival in FCO and the Easy Jet flight to Palermo. No problem.
Question A: "checking a bag" / "Hold Baggage" with Easy Jet and the Palermo Airport. I have read online that there are more frequent problems with checked luggage at the Palermo airport than other locations throughout the world. Is this the case?
Have people had, or heard of particular problems with Easy Jet checked luggage on flights from FCO to Palermo getting lost for days?
Can we be optimistic that for a nonstop flight from Rome to Palermo we will be able to retrieve our bags at Palermo baggage claim safely if we check them?
We have some carry ons that are 22" by past airline standards, but WITH wheels and handles become more like 24". I'm assuming this bag will not work with Easy Jet. I'd like to not have to go buy a new bag right now and instead pay ahead and check the bag (for Easy Jet, even though we'll probably be able to carry it as carry on with Aer Lingus), but I want to be sure we get that bag once we get to our destination!
Question B: Is it really just one bag on Easy Jet? I can't take a small 12" x 6" x 4" hand bag for example to put under the seat along with one's 50 x 40 x 20cm or 56 x 45 x 25cm that goes overhead?
"They say, Cabin bags: All fares. ONE piece of cabin baggage per person."
Any experience reports and suggestions are welcome. Thanks!