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New Ryanair luggage allowances

Ryanair will only allow one small hand luggage as part of their new luggage policy from November


Ryanair Boeing 737-800. Photo: Adrian Pingstone.

Non-priority passengers will no longer be allowed to take two pieces of hand luggage into the cabin. Only a small handbag or a laptop bag will be allowed on board. Instead you will be offered to place your wheelie bag in the hold, free of charge. Priority passangers will still be able to bring two pieces of hand luggage as before.

According to Ryanair the changes were necessary in order to prevent boarding delays. Too many people have been bringing two pieces of hand luggage causing delays due to lack of space in the overhead lockers.

Furthermore Ryanair is increasing the check-in bag allowance from 15kg to 20kg, and reducing the standard baggage fee from £35 to £25 for a 20kg bag. The checked bag fees have been reduced to encourage more customers to check in their bags, reducing the number of passengers who bring two bags to the boarding gates.

The bag policy changes will be come into effect for all flights from 1. November 2017.


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