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You'll Now Have To Pay For All Of Your Luggage On Ryanair Flights

Ryanair has introduced changes to its baggage policy, and passengers will now have to pay for any luggage that will not fit under the seat in front of them from this November.

Previously, passengers were able to put a small cabin sized suitcase in the hold for no extra charge, but in just a couple of months, there will be a charge of up to £10 to do the same.

Luggage also has to be checked in at the main desks under the new rules.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

However, passengers can pay £6 to have it stored in the overhead lockers, but there is only capacity for 95 passengers per flight, which wouldn't be everyone on-board.

The airline has insisted that these changes are not a money making scheme but are being introduced to 'improve punctuality and reduce boarding gate delays'.

Credit: Pexels
Credit: Pexels

Announcing the news, Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair's Chief Marketing Officer, said: "From November 2018, we are introducing a new lower cost 10kg checked bag and changing our carry-on bag policy to eliminate boarding/flight delays.

"Priority Boarding customers will continue to enjoy two free carry-on bags. All other (non-priority) customers will be allowed one free (small) carry-on bag, and those who wish to check in a second bigger 10kg bag can do from €/£8 at the time of booking.

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"This new policy will speed up the boarding and cut flight delays. 60% of customers will be unaffected by these changes and we expect that the other 40% will either choose to buy Priority Boarding or a 10kg check bag or will choose to travel with only one (free) small bag as 30% already do so today."

Ryanair customers are still trying to get to grips with the last baggage policy change that was brought in during March this year, which allowed flyers to bring a small and a medium sized suitcase onto the flight free of charge, with the larger of the bags being put in the hold for free.

The new policy is set to go live at airport boarding gates on 1st November, and for all bookings made on or after 1st September.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images/Pexels

Topics: News, Life News, Ryanair, Real

Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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