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New ( 1st November 2018 ) Ryanair baggage rules

jony jony

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#1
As stated above ,Ryanair have , from today, changed their rules on cabin baggage ........see here ....

From 1 November, passengers who have not bought priority boarding will only be able to bring on board a small carry-on bag, not a wheelie. Instead, the latter will have to be checked in at the airport for £8 (if purchased at booking) or £10. That means customers will have to suffer the hassle of queuing at the Ryanair check-in desks in the airport before going through security. But it does mean they will not have to worry so much about liquids being less than 100ml and it will speed up security screening.

Just be prepared to fork out another £10 for your rucksack and of course the subsequent wait at the luggage carousel on arrival at your destination .:mad:

If you do not go to the bag check- in desk and pay the £10 fee and just turn up at the gate then it will cost you between £20 and £25 .
 
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Some but not all, and other routes too.
#2
Wonder how long it will be before Easy Jet follows suit.
Never flown Ryan Air but have used Easy Jet on a number of occasions and found them fine.
 

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
#3
I flew London Stansted to Santander this morning with Ryanair. Many people seemed unaware of the new policy and turned up at the boarding gate with large carry-on bags. The boarding staff allowed them on but with a warning that in future there will be a £25 surcharge for doing so. Worth also pointing out that the new £8 option to check in a bag up to 10kg is restricted to bags which fit within the cabin baggage size limits. Not the same as their ordinary checked bag size.
 
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#4
I flew Easy Jet from CDG to BIQ in October, I was surprised how liberal they were about the carry-on bags. I expect that will change.
 

Glenshiro

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#5
Confusingly, it is cheaper to buy Priority Boarding (and take your wheelie bag into the cabin) than to check in your wheelie - although only the first 95 passengers can buy Priority Boarding. It's all explained here. (I think.)
 
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#6
Wonder how long it will be before Easy Jet follows suit.
Never flown Ryan Air but have used Easy Jet on a number of occasions and found them fine.
I flew EasyJet last year from Santiago and they lost our suitcase, never saw it again.
This year I flew with them Santiago - Geneva and Geneva - Copenhagen. The plane from Santiago was delayed so I missed the plane to Copenhagen and EasyJet couldn’t care less, they don’t provide connecting flight???? So I had to buy a new ticket home from Geneva 😡 I don’t think they will find me on any passenger list again.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Some but not all, and other routes too.
#8
I flew EasyJet last year from Santiago and they lost our suitcase, never saw it again.
This year I flew with them Santiago - Geneva and Geneva - Copenhagen. The plane from Santiago was delayed so I missed the plane to Copenhagen and EasyJet couldn’t care less, they don’t provide connecting flight???? So I had to buy a new ticket home from Geneva 😡 I don’t think they will find me on any passenger list again.
I guess I've just been lucky, I have in the past had lost luggage on some major airlines.
I have booked them to take me to Saville in Feb, if they loose my bag it won't be a good start to the camino, keep fingers crossed.
 

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
#9
I'm curious. Did you originally buy two tickets, one for each portion of the trip or did you buy one ticket, Santiago - Geneva - Copenhagen?
Pretty sure that like many of the low-cost European airlines easyJet do not sell through tickets with connecting flights. Each flight must be booked separately and is considered a complete journey. And therefore they have no liability beyond the standard compensation for delayed flights.
 
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#10
@Bradypus is right, a characteristic of low cost carriers such as Ryanair and Easyjet is their point-to-point business model, there are no round-trip tickets and no connecting flight tickets, each leg is a separate flight. Another characteristic is their myriad of charges.

So what's the advice if you fly with Ryanair and you want to be close to your backpack during the flight? A ticket with priority boarding and early booking to make sure that you are among the first 95 passengers with hand luggage?
 
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Glenshiro

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#11
So what's the advice if you fly with Ryanair and you want to be close to your backpack during the flight? A ticket with priority boarding and early booking to make sure that you are among the first 95 passengers with hand luggage?
In a nutshell, yes.
 

MegR

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#14
Wonder how long it will be before Easy Jet follows suit.
Never flown Ryan Air but have used Easy Jet on a number of occasions and found them fine.
Not sure about Easy Jet, but WIZAIR has already has changed their policy to this.

@Isabel -- The issue with walking poles is not the airline's restriction, but the airport's. Most airports will not allow the walking poles through security.
 
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#15
Not sure about Easy Jet, but WIZAIR has already has changed their policy to this.

@Isabel -- The issue with walking poles is not the airline's restriction, but the airport's. Most airports will not allow the walking poles through security.
However the new luggage checkin policy, the 10kg bags would bypass the airport security as it wd go in the hold, we wd take it to the dropin bag counter as we currently do with with the 20kg cases.
 

Bradypus

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Too many and too often!
#16
Can we put our walking poles in the Ryanair 10kg checkin bags? I havent been able to find this information.
Yes. I put my poles and a small knife in my 10kg check in bag on Thursday. As it is going in the hold and you have no access to it during the flight the cabin baggage security concerns do not apply.
 
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2035 km of the way to Saint James in Galicia done.
#17
I would have loved to be on the Ryanair flight from Bordeaux to London yesterday - it must have been a unique experience :cool:. According to the Guardian, French officials seized the aircraft on Thursday ahead of a planned flight to Stansted and forced 149 passengers to disembark. Ryanair [had been] ordered to repay [state subsidies], which the [European] Commission said gave the airline an unfair advantage. But the French government said Ryanair had only paid back half the money, so it seized the plane and demanded the balance. The airline paid the bill on Friday.

https://www.theguardian.com/busines...france-to-end-long-row-over-illegal-subsidies
 

Aurigny

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#18
I crossed Ryanair off my list of airlines with which to fly a long time ago. Their values—as expressed by their treatment of their staff, their passengers, and the duly-appointed governments of the countries in which they do business—are not consonant with mine.

I very much doubt that EasyJet will follow them in this race to the bottom. That airline, while far from perfect, has been making something of a point of communicating to passengers that it does not treat them with the contempt that Ryanair does. This initiative enables them to substantiate that argument with still greater force.
 

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