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24th Oct 2017

Ryanair Has Good News For Anyone Flying Before January 2018


Good news for anyone expecting to be hit with Ryanair’s new baggage rules, as the airline has announced that it is delaying the introduction of its new cabin baggage policy until 2018.

The company took to Twitter this afternoon to confirm that the changes – which were expected to be rolled out next month – will now take effect from January 15 instead.

The airline were originally banning bringing wheelie cases as a carry on from next month unless the passenger had booked ‘priority boarding’ which would cost an extra €5.

Now, Ryanair has said that all wheelie bags are to be placed in the hold of the aircraft to try help speed up boarding times.

The Irish airline announced that they will be cutting the cost of checking in a bag from €35 down to €25 and the check-in bag allowance has also increased from 15kg to 20kg.

It is only those who have ‘priority boarding’ that will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on board (their wheelie bag included). 

All other passengers will be allowed to bring one smaller carry-on bag on board, while their usual wheelie hand luggage bag will be placed in the hold free of charge at the boarding gate.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said, “We will be restricting non-priority customers to one small carry-on bag (their wheelie bag will be placed in the hold, free of charge at the boarding gate) which will speed up the boarding of flights and eliminate flight delays.

“The new cabin bag policy will be implemented for all travel after 15 January 2018, and we hope our customers will enjoy the savings of our new simplified bag policy.”

So if you’re travelling from January 15, put the reminder in your calendar!

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