Ryanair to charge for passenger carry-on bags from November
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Ryanair has announced plans to cut the free 10kg carry-on bag service from the 1st of November and instead will be introducing a charge for the service The airline said that this will “reduce the volume of free 2nd gate bags which has been causing flight delays.”
The new policy will go live at boarding gates on/after the 1st of November and apples to all bookings made on/after the 1st of September.
It added that Priority Boarding customers (currently 30%) can continue to bring 2 free carry-on bags (1 x 10kg wheelie bag and 1 small bag).
However, non-priority customers, from the 1st of November, will only be able to take on board free one (small) carry-on bag.“If non-priority customers want to bring a 2nd bigger (wheelie) bag they can buy a lower cost 10kg check bag for €/£8 at time of booking. This 10kg wheelie bag must be checked in at the airport bag drop desk,” the airline said.
Ryanair claimed that 60% of its customers will be unaffected by this bag policy change, “since 30% of customers already buy Priority Boarding and 30% already travel with only 1 free (small) carry-on bag,” it said.
Ryanair expects that of the remaining 40% of (non-priority) customers affected by this new policy, most will either switch to priority boarding or will switch to travelling with 1 free (small) carry-on bag only, and others will buy the lower cost 10kg check bag.