Ryanair Hand Luggage Rules

Ryanair have made some more changes to their baggage rules  from November 1st 2018


A Summary of the revised  Ryanair hand luggage rules from November 2018  :-

Customers who pay for priority boarding  are allowed to bring two free “carry-on” bags  into the cabin

  • One 10kg bag no bigger than 55cm x 40cm x 20cm bag
  • Plus one smaller bag – no bigger than  40cm x 20cm x 25cm.

Non-priority customers will  only be able to bring one free, small cabin bag on to the aircraft measuring 40cm x 20cm x 25cm  – which must go under the seat in front of you.

There are no longer any free bags put in the hold.

If non-priority customers want to put a 10kg bag into the hold they will need to pay €8 at the time of online booking, or €10 at any point after booking.
Non-priority customers who have not added a bag to their booking  before they fly will have to pay €20 at the airport bag drop desk or €25 at the boarding gate to put a 10kg  bag in the hold .


We can see why  some people are wary of putting their hand luggage in the hold – especially if there are fragile or expensive items in there.  If it’s just clothes – then there shouldn’t be a problem – but people will be concerned that laptops etc. could get damaged.

The best solution is probably to try and put items such as laptops or tablets in a separate smaller bag and keep that with you on the plane . Of course – many laptop bags measure around 40cm by 30cm  or more – which exceeds the Ryanair size limits for smaller bags .
Not all laptops are going to fit in a bag of  40cm x 20cm x 25cm. (Of course – it depends how strict the staff are about checking bag sizes .)
So if you are bringing laptops etc. on a Ryanair flight it might be worth paying the extra   for priority boarding so you can keep all your hand luggage in the cabin with you . It will be cheaper than a laptop repair or replacement.


See a summary of the  Ryanair Bagagge Charges Here