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Ryanair Is Threatening To Ban Their Second Carry-On Bag Allowance

By Sarah

January 25, 2017 at 10:32pm


Michael O'Leary is back at it again, folks.

Following on from Ryanair's latest marketing scandal, the budget airline company has announced that it is having problems with its current cabin baggage policy. 

As a result, passengers flying with Ryanair could soon be stopped from carrying two free bags on board in future because flyers are trying to pack too much into them. Uh oh.

As reported in, Michael O'Leary has said that "we're struggling at the boarding gate because far too many passengers are turning up with half the contents of their homes now instead of one normal-sized bag and one small bag," before adding that some passengers are also arriving at boarding gates with three bags. 

"If it doesn't stop, we're going to have to change that policy."

Ryanair staff can currently prevent a bag from entering the cabin if staff deem it to be over-sized, and can instead place it in the hold for a fee of €50, however this isn't ideal for Ryanair as placing bags in the hold slows down their flight turnaround times.

Ryanair markets itself on its speedy flight turnaround, with many flights beginning boarding just 25 minutes after the last passengers have disembarked.

Enjoy squeezing in that extra wooly jumper free of charge while you still can, fellow over-packers!

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