By Euro Weekly News Media • 11 January 2018 • 12:47
RYANAIR: New cabin bag policy finally comes into effect on January 15, 2018
RYANAIR is reminding passengers of its new cabin bag policy that come into effect next week on January 15, 2018.
The new rules were originally due to be implemented in November 2017 but were put on hold following the flight fiasco after the holiday rotas for pilots was messed up.
The Irish budget airline carrier is ending its current arrangement that allows passengers to rake two items into the cabin for free.
They say that given the high level of loadin of its flights (95% in December), there is not enough space in the overhead cabin bins for so many bags, which causes boarding and delays.
To encourage more customers to check their bags and reduce the number of cabin bags, Ryanair has introduced changes to its baggage policy for all its flights:
If you have not purchased Priority and two Cabin Bags, you are only permitted to take one small bag on board. Your second 10kg bag will be tagged at the gate and put into the hold free of charge.
Your small bag (e.g. handbag, laptop etc.) must not exceed 35x20x20cm and should easily fit under the seat in front of you.
Your second 10kg bag must be 55x40x20cm in size and must fit into the sizers at the gate before being tagged and put into the hold free of charge.
Failure to comply will result in a charge of €50 per item at the departure gate and may also lead to delays for all passengers on board.
Priority and two Cabin Bags
Only customers who have purchased Priority and two Cabin Bags, Flexi Plus, Plus or Family Plus will be permitted to take both of their cabin bags on board.
Your second 10kg bag must be 55x40x20cm in size and must fit into the sizers at the gate.
To guarantee two cabin bags on board you must purchase Priority and two Cabin Bags
Priority Boarding can be purchased for just €/£5 at the time of booking or added to a booking for €/£6 up to two hours (on Ryanair.com) and 30 minutes (on Ryanair app) prior to scheduled departure time.
In additional changes the check-in bag allowance has increased from 15kg to 20kg for all bags and the standard check-in bag fee has been cut from €/£35 to €/£25 for a 20kg bag.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said, “We’re reminding our customers that from Monday (15th January 2018), only Priority Boarding customers will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on the aircraft. All other customers will be allowed to bring one smaller carry-on bag on board, while their second (bigger) wheelie bag will be placed in the hold (free of charge) at the boarding gate.
“This will speed up the boarding of flights and eliminate flight delays, alongside our new checked bag policy which offers our customers lower bag fees for a 33% increase in their checked bag allowance.”
WATCH: Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs, explains the new baggage policy, which should have originally come into effect on November 1, 2017.
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I’m not sure how they get more money since they are taking the extra bags into the hold for no fee.
Something had to be done. Passengers have been abusing the rules for years taking far too much on board causing chaos in the cabins with bags which were either too heavy to be lifted or too big for the lockers. Boarding and disembarking can be speeded up while airports need to improve the time for unloading and collection. .Everyone must adapt and think travel light
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