Ryanair have announced that from January 15th 2018 they would be making some changes to its cabin and check in baggage policy.
The airline currently allows passengers to take two bags, one small (35cm x 20cm x 20cm) and one large (55cm x 40cm x 20cm), on flights as carry-on.
From Monday (15/01/2018), while travellers can still take two bags for free, the larger of these will be put in the hold as standard when they reach the boarding gate. Only those who pay for Priority Boarding, which costs from £5, will be able to take both bags into the cabin with them.
Ryanair has said it is taking these steps to provide a solution to its ever increasing boarding delays. Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs says, “We hope that all our customers will enjoy these new bag rules which are centred around lower checked bag fees and bigger bag allowances,”
“All Ryanair customers will still be free to bring two free carry-on bags but because of our heavily booked flights (94 per cent load factors), we don’t have space on board for this many wheelie bags so we will ask non-priority customers to put their bigger bag in the hold – free of charge – from Monday 15 January in order to eliminate boarding delays and improve our industry leading on-time departures. These changes will cost Ryanair up to €50m pa so we hope our customers will enjoy and welcome them.
Another change that Ryanair is making is to lower its check-in bag fees from £35 to £25 per bag, and upping the baggage allowance for paid-for check-in bags from 15kg to 20kg.
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