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06th Sep 2018

Ryanair’s New Baggage News Is What We’ve Wanted To Hear Since Forever

Darragh Berry

Ah yes, the words ‘free’ and ‘Ryanair’. It’s not something you’ll hear too often but oh my, what a treat it is when you do.

Ryanair has confirmed it will give a free 10kg check bag to all 2m non-priority customers who booked before 31 Aug, to travel after 1 November.

This is the date when Ryanair introduces its new cheaper 10kg check bag service, and eliminates all free-gate bags and related flight delays.

All these 2m non-priority customers have been advised by email today that a free 10kg checked bag has been added to their booking.

In addition, there are around 50,000 passengers who booked on/before 31 Aug but bought priority boarding (as a separate service) after 1st Sept since this new policy was introduced on 31 Aug.

All these passengers have had the €8 cost of their priority boarding refunded but Ryanair will still allow them to travel with priority boarding free of charge.

These pre-Christmas gifts from Ryanair means that all non-priority passengers who made a booking prior to 31 Aug will not be penalised in anyway by the introduction of Ryanair’s lower cost €8 check bag service from 1 Nov as they will be now able to the check-in their free 10kg bag, at the airport, on the day of travel.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“All passengers who had booked on/before 31 August will now face no extra cost or inconvenience, as they have today received a free 10kg check bag, from Ryanair, added to their booking.

“All passengers booking our lowest fares after 31 August have chosen our €6 priority boarding fee (which allows them to bring 2 free carry on bags) or have chosen our €8 (10kg) check bag service, or have chosen to pay no optional extra but will travel with our generous small carry on bag allowance – which has been increased by 40% – from 1 November.

“As always Ryanair continues to lower the cost of travel, while our new bag policy from 1 Nov means we can eliminate all free gate bags and related flight delays.”

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