Ryanair are changing their baggage policy yet again 8 months ago

Ryanair are changing their baggage policy yet again

Ah lads!

So, Ryanair aren't exactly in the good books at the moment, due to all those cancelled flights.

I'm speaking from recent experience, it's a real pain in the ass.

Anyway, just to make matters worse, the lads at Ryanair have decided to introduce new charges.

Timing is everything, and Ryanair's could be better tbh.


Back in the glory days, Ryanair allowed you to bring a handbag and a cabin-sized suitcase onboard, free of charge.

Then they introduced priority boarding.

This called for passengers to pay extra if they wanted to bring their cabin bag onboard.

However, if you chose not to pay for priority, your bag would be tagged and placed in the hold, for free.

Until now...

Basically, if you don't pay for priority boarding you will be charged for your small suitcase.

Ryanair say that this is a move to speed up boarding and decrease delays.


A statement released by the airline 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."

"This new policy will speed up the boarding and cut flight delays. 60 percent of customers will be unaffected by these changes and we expect that the other 40 percent 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 percent already do so today."

The new policy kicks in on 1st November, and for all bookings made on or after 1st September.