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Value travelling is not all about the glamorous bargain Business Class flights. There are times when you need to take a deep breath, hold your nose and… fly Ryanair.
That may be a touch unfair. Ryanair is undoubtedly better than it used to be, but you might legitimately argue that it wasn’t aiming at a particularly high bar there.
So when there’s an opportunity to cannily secure the budget travel offered by Ryanair at a knock-down price you should seize it with both hands, and there’s no better way of doing that than cutting the cost of your hold luggage by half.
The trick to getting cheap Ryanair luggage is fairly simple. Ryanair offers 50% off checked luggage for children aged 2 up to under 16, and the crucial points here are:
- Children can each carry up to 3 checked in bags (15kg or 20kg)
- Adults do not need to also purchase baggage.
So, you simply need to make sure that all the checked in baggage is booked for your children!
Obviously this tip does require you to be travelling with an under 16, and similarly you are limited to three pieces of checked baggage per child, but clearly with your average 1-3 child family (assuming the mum’s not Kate Moss), then that should be more than enough.
Are you sure about this?
Yes, here’s an example.
Book two 15kg bags for adults, and it’ll cost you £60 return
Book two 15kg bags for a child (2-11 years) and it’ll cost you £30 return
Or book two 15kg bags for a teen (12-15 years) and again it’ll cost you £30 retrun.
The 50% discount does, of course, apply to whatever weigh hold luggage you buy.