Ryanair hand luggage policy changes: the 2nd (bigger) bag must be put in hold

This week Ryanair started with their new hand luggage policy, allowing passengers with two pieces of hand luggage to take only the small one on board. The 2nd (bigger) bag must be put in hold (free of charge).
Ryanair hand luggage policy changes

1Ryanair hand luggage policy changes

The changes are due to the increased number of passengers carrying a small bag (35 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm) and a bigger bag (55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm) on the plane, which caused problems with the lack of space in the overhead lockers, following boarding delays.

The 2nd (bigger) bag must be put in hold

The new rules, which came into force on Monday, 15. 1. 2018, still allow you to take two pieces of hand luggage, with the difference that you will no longer be able to take both with you on the plane. The larger of these will be put in the hold as standard when you will reach the boarding gate – free of charge. However, customers who will purchase Priority & 2 Cabin Bags, Flexi Plus, Plus or Family Plus will be permitted to bring both of their cabin bags (1 bigger cabin bag and 1 small cabin bag) on board.

Lower checked bag fees

Ryanair also introduced changes in the price of checked luggage. This time in favor of passengers. Instead of € 35, you will now be paying € 25 for 1 piece of checked baggage, which can now weigh up to 20kg (instead of 15kg).

Ryanair claims that the changes are aimed at encouraging passengers to check in their luggage, in order to eliminate boarding delays and improve the on-time departures.

For more detailed information, please check Ryanair’s website.

Have you already purchased a plane ticket and start packing? Don’t forget to book your airport transfer!


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