Ryanair’s new baggage rules which came into force at the end of 2018 essentially aim to tighten up flight admin and clamp down on those not paying extra for luggage.
While this was temporarily relaxed to accommodate people to the changes, yesterday marks a new era for customers using the airline.
A 10kg bag will cost you eight quid to check in, while a larger case weighing up to 20kg costs £25, or sometimes more depending on your flight details and destination…
You can watch the full explanation below…
Day 1 of our new bag policy and early reports from airports and customers are that it’s working well and reducing delays at security and speeding up the boarding process.
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— Ryanair (@Ryanair) November 1, 2018
Anyone who pays for priority boarding will still be able to bring their 10kg suitcase on board, as well as their ‘personal’ bag, with prices starting from £6 one way.
Those who turned up to the gate with a larger bag and tried to bring it on board without paying the extra fees were warned that they would have to pay for it to be checked into the hold, although this rule came with a grace period.
As of today, you’ll now be charged £25 to have your suitcase put into the hold at the gate. Or, you can pay £20 to check it in at the airport’s bag drop area before going through security.
Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs, said, “We’ve received lots of positive feedback from our customers and airports across Europe that our new bag policy has reduced airport security queues and improved the boarding gate experience.”