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New Ryanair luggage rules
Post: #1
I know some of the trips I'm looking at involve flying Ryanair, so it's probably worth noting these new rules for cabin luggage.
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I've travelled with "on the size-limit" hand luggage only on Ryanair in the past and, as it was a backpack rather than wheeled, it was ignored at the gate and I always got to take it into the cabin. That privilege will have to be paid for in future.

More relevent to the JY trips, if I was flying with hold luggage I'd take a medium sized backpack carrying my camera gear into the cabin. That will now fall foul of the new rules and have to be paid for.

It's rather ironic. The company which introduced baggage charges to encourage customers away from hold luggage (presumably to minimise check-in and baggage handling costs) are now introducing charges to encourage them to get their luggage back into the hold.
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Post: #2
Hi the new rules only apply to ordinary bookings, rather than those choosing Priority.  When I travelled Ryanair to the Azores with JY, they booked us Priority tickets and presume they will do this on all tours using Ryanair.  In this way, you'll have a 20kg baggage allowance and will be able to take a cabin bag on to the plane as usual.  Ryanair have changed their policy, due to too many people abusing it and taking those big cabin cases on board and hogging the luggage bins!

All the best,

Bob
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Post: #3
(24/08/2018, 03:13 PM)BGray Wrote: Hi the new rules only apply to ordinary bookings, rather than those choosing Priority.  When I travelled Ryanair to the Azores with JY, they booked us Priority tickets and presume they will do this on all tours using Ryanair.  In this way, you'll have a 20kg baggage allowance and will be able to take a cabin bag on to the plane as usual.  Ryanair have changed their policy, due to too many people abusing it and taking those big cabin cases on board and hogging the luggage bins!

All the best,

Bob

That's good to know. Thanks Bob

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Post: #4
I'm flying Ryanair with JY next month and I've got Priority with 20kg baggage allowance.

It does make me laugh seeing people struggling to find a space for their cabin baggage and trying to shoehorn it in. Don't think you save that much time when you land anyway unless you manage to find space close to you. If you're down one end of the plane and your bag is the other you've got to battle your way through everyone getting off to get to it! I usually check cases into the hold.
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Post: #5
Maybe if Ryanair hadn’t started to charge passengers for putting a suitcase into the hold in the first place, people wouldn’t bring larger bags into the cabin! While it never ceases to amaze me how much ‘stuff’ people bring onboard an aircraft these days, this only encourages people to abuse the rules of what is allowed.

As for the original charges being brought in to minimise check-in and baggage handling costs, I think it’s got far more to do with Mr O’Leary introducing a new money-making scheme - after all, does he really think that passengers go on holiday (even a short break) without taking a suitcase of some description? Of course not! And presumably passengers have to pay an additional fee for a Priority booking to qualify for the 20kg baggage allowance (plus cabin bag) as well, so you’re being charged every which way!

However, it’s to be hoped that as Bob suggests, JY book Priority tickets for all their Ryanair flights.

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Post: #6
Hi

I think more Airlines will start doing this due to people abusing the system. BA is the worst as it allows 23kg to be taken in the Cabin - the same allowance as the hold luggage and I also do not think they check to see the size of the Cabin bag as I have seen people board the plane with large heavy bags - dangerous and against Health and Safety. It would be better for all Airlines to offer a reasonable weight (between 20-23 kg) for the hold luggage and smaller for the Cabin. Quantas are quite strict with the weight of the Cabin bags.

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Jaya
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Post: #7
Quantas are quite strict with the weight of the Cabin bags.

Air Malta have a limit of 10kg I was pleased to see. Hold bag was 11 kg … I suspect most people's were heavier.
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