Sunday, 7 January 2018

Ryan Air New Baggage Rules Aimed At Cutting Delays

Ryan Air had announced the new baggage rules late last year and these are set to take effect from January 15, 2018. As per the new rules, the cabin baggage will see a major revision wherein non-priority passengers would be allowed to bring in only a small baggage of size 35cm*20cm*20cm. The larger cabin baggage of size 55cm*40cm*20cm and 10 kg weight would be allowed only for the Priority passengers. These Priority booking customers could be Plus, Flexi Plus and Family Plus members.

Another noteworthy point in the new Ryan Air baggage allowance is that wheelie suitcase would not be allowed in cabin.

To compensate for the cabin baggage restrictions, Ryan Air has increase the check in baggage allowance from 15 kg to 20 kg per passenger. And, even the fee of check in bag has been reduced from Euro 35 to Euro 25 per bag.

These measures are designed to encourage customers to pack more in their check in baggage and carry less on-board. This will help the airline to cut down on delays since a lot of time is taken by passengers to keep their bags in overhead cabins or under the seats which prevents others from seating down well before the flight time. This results in delay which impact the operation of this low cost carrier.

It shall be noted that prior to introduction of these changes the airline allowed passengers to carry two cabin bags on board, one smaller and the other larger. Now, the larger one would be put on hold at the gate for non-Priority passengers. 

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