So Ryanair charge for cabin baggage now...

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  1. litefoot

    litefoot Active Member

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45289432

    So what they're saying is, that if your little suitcase doesn't fit under the seat, you will pay a £6 charge to put it in the overhead bin.

    And if the stewards say it has to go into the hold, you pay £10.

    This is supposedly because the current process causes delays - but Ryanair already have a great record in that department. Far better than other airlines like BA.

    I use Ryanair to get to Dublin, but I might have to switch to Aer Lingus for those little hops as I'm getting tired of Ryanair's policy changes.
     
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    It's getting difficult to keep up! I think I find the policy changes more annoying than any of the actual policies in themselves.....
     
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    Also worth noting that none of those cabin baggage suitcases wil fit under the seat in front. They're too big for such a narrow gap.

    So that effectively makes a nonsense of all those suitcases produced specifically to fit within airline baggage dimensions, so that customers can reduce the fees they pay.
     
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    With all the extra costs involved with going on ryanair, you're better off using BA or easyjet - plus saves a lot of hassle
     
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    Upshot seems to be that if you pay the £6 for Priority you can still bring a 10kg bag onboard - same as now. Given Ryanair prices and the convenience for me from Leeds/Manchester, I'll still fly them a lot, but it's definitely a confusing, negative (and likely infuriating on day of travel) change for many passengers.
     
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    Even if you pay the £6 (which presumably many more now will) there's no guarantee of getting your bag in the overhead locker.
     
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    Fair - particularly as only 30% can book Priority.

    Personally though, I hate waiting for bags so much I'd probably pay £6 just to keep it out the hold, even if that meant under the seat in front!
     

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