Ryanair have made some more changes to their baggage rules from November 1st 2018
Since Jan 15th 2018 – Non Priority Boarding customers have been allowed to bring one small carry-on bag on board Ryanair flights . Any bigger “hand luggage” bags had to be placed in the hold (for free) . Priority Boarding passengers have been allowed to bring two carry-on bags on the aircraft.
A Summary of the revised Ryanair hand luggage rules from November 2018 :-
Customers who pay for priority boarding (€6/£6) – will see no change. They will still be allowed to bring two free “carry-on” bags into the cabin (one 10kg wheelie bag and one smaller bag) . There will be a slight increase to the maximum size of the smaller bag to 40cm x 20cm x 25cm.
Non-priority customers will still only be able to bring one free, small cabin bag on to the aircraft measuring 40cm x 20cm x 25cm (a small increase from the current 35cm x 20cm x 20cm) – which must go under the seat in front of you.
From November 1st , there will be no 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 €6 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