How are Ryanair’s hand luggage rules changing?
The changes to Ryanair’s luggage rules, which come in on 1 November, will still apply for customers who booked on 1 September or later.
Full info is in our Ryanair cuts its cabin baggage allowance again MSE News story, but here’s a summary:
- Non-priority customers can only bring one free small cabin bag on to the aircraft measuring 40cm x 20cm x 25cm (a small increase from the current 35cm x 20cm x 20cm) – which must go under the seat in front of you. You will not get a second bag free of charge.
Confusingly, Ryanair has said its ‘bag sizer’ – the box used to measure your bags at the airport – will be increased to measure 42cm x 20cm x 30cm, which is slightly bigger than the permitted size for the free carry-on bag. This suggests there is some wiggle room, but it’s best not to take any chances, because if you arrive at the airport and your bag is too big, you’ll have to pay £25 to put it in the hold.
- Customers who pay at least £6 for priority boarding will see no change, except the maximum dimensions of their smaller bag will increase to 40cm x 20cm x 25cm. They can continue to bring two free carry-on bags (one 10kg wheelie bag and one small bag) into the cabin.
Priority boarding costs £6 at the time of booking, or you can add it at any point before your flight for £8.
If non-priority customers want to put a 10kg bag into the hold they can pay £8 at the time of booking, or £10 to add this at any point after booking.
Currently, a 20kg bag costs £25 if you add it at the time of booking, or £40 at any point after booking.