Ryanair deters passengers from travelling with baggage

Ryanair deters passengers from travelling with baggage

Ryanair has increased baggage check in charges whilst doubling passengers’ baggage allowance, in a bid to encourage passengers to travel with carry-on luggage only.

From October 1st the charge for bags carried in the hold of aircraft will rise by 50% from £20 to £30 at the airport and to £15 to £10 if booked online.

Passengers will be able to check in a second bag weighing up to 15kg in weight, at a cost of £70 at the airport and £35 if reserved online.

A Ryanair spokesperson explained: “Ryanair continues to reduce airfares saving our passengers more than €530 million this year alone.

“In order to persuade passengers to travel with carry-on bags only, and to defray the cost of some of these fare reductions, we are increasing baggage allowances and fees with effect from October 1.

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“These baggage fees are avoidable by choosing to travel with carry-on luggage only. More than 70% of Ryanair passengers will be unaffected by these changes as they already travel with just one carry-on bag, which is free of charge.”