Ryanair is now charging up to £6 for carry on luggage

What is Ryanair’s new baggage policy?

From November, the airline will cut the cost of a checked bag from €/£35 to €/£25 and increase the bag size from 15kg to 20kg.

Why is Ryanair making this change?

To reduce the number of flight delays caused by too many customers arriving at the gate with two carry-on bags.

Will customers still be able to take two pieces of cabin baggage on board?

Yes for priority boarding customers, who will still be able to bring two bags, one normal (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) and one small (35cm x 20cm x 20cm) into the cabin.

No for non-priority customers, who will put their bigger (wheelie) cabin bag in the hold (free of charge), and will be able to take their smaller bag into the cabin.

How will this change be implemented?

There will be two queues at the gate: Priority customers/two bags and non-priority/one bag only.

How much is Priority Boarding and can it be added to bookings?

€/£5 at the time of the flight booking. It can be added after booking (for €/£6) up to one hour before the scheduled flight departure time, via the Ryanair app.

What about a 15kg bag?

The 15kg bag will increase to 20kg. 

What about bookings before the new policy was implemented?

The new baggage policy will start on November 1, and will apply to all bookings made before and after November 1, and flights from that date onwards. 

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