Ryanair has announced in a statement that Non-Priority Customers must put their second bag in hold - free of charge - From 15 January.
They wanted to remind customers about its new baggage policy as part of its 'Always Getting Better' programme.
They have introduced new reduced checked bag fees (and increased check-in bag sizes) to encourage more customers to check in bags and reduce the number of customers with 2 bags at the boarding gates.
This move comes after the airline found that too many customers were availing of their 2 free carry-on bags service.
Furthermore, there was not enough overhead cabin space for this volume of carry-on bags which ended up causing boarding/flight delays.
Ryanair's new bag policy changes on all flights are as follows:
- The check-in bag allowance has increased from 15kg to 20kg for all bags.
- The standard check-in bag fee has been cut from €35 to €25 for this 20kg bag.
- Only Priority Boarding customers (including Plus, Flexi Plus & Family Plus) will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on the aircraft from 15th January 2018.
- All other (i.e. non-priority) customers will only be allowed to bring one smaller carry-on bag on board the aircraft, while their second (bigger) wheelie bag must be placed in the hold (free of charge) at the boarding gate from 15th January 2018.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:
“We’re reminding our customers that from Monday (15th January 2018), only Priority Boarding customers will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on the aircraft. All other customers will be allowed to bring one smaller carry-on bag on board, while their second (bigger) wheelie bag will be placed in the hold (free of charge) at the boarding gate."
Something to definitely keep in mind if you're travelling with the airline any time soon.