Ryanair Baggage Charges 2018
Hand Luggage Price Changes from Nov 1st 2018
In August 2018 Ryanair announced more changes to their policy on hand/cabin luggage. These changes will come into effect on all flights from November 1st 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 bag and one small 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 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.
- The main change is that from November, 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 an €8 checked baggage fee at the time of 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 for a 10kg wheelie bag .
(Size – 55cm x 40cm x 20cm)
Amazon have a good selection of bags that will fit the Ryanair size criteria. View the bags here
Update – Sept 21st :
After complaints about the legality of refusing to honour the original booking conditions … Ryanair has now conceded by saying they will allow a 10kg bag to be checked in free, for all of the 2 million non-priority customers who booked before 31 August to travel after 1 November.
Around 50,000 passengers who had already booked before31st Aug and since bought priority boarding will also have the €8 fee refunded.
The airline said that all pre-booked passengers will not be penalised in any way by the changes.
Checked Baggage Charges:
Ryanair’s checked baggage allowance is still up to 3 bags per person, weighing up to 20kg each .
The Ryanair website says that charges for a 20kg checked bag range from €25 to €40 per leg of a journey . They also mention that at” peak times and on certain destinations a €10 supplement will be charged per flight” . But the baggage terms and conditions also say …. “Fees may vary from time to time but it is the rates in force at the time you book and/or pay for your checked baggage allowance which apply.”
We have checked – and it is possible to get 20kg checked bag for €15 per leg of a journey on the Ryanair website. It all depends on the time of year and the popularity of the flight.
On flights after November 1st 2018 – a checked bag weighing up to 10Kg will cost you €8 each way at the time of booking, or €10 at any point after booking. It will cost €20 at the airport bag drop desk or €25 at the boarding gate .
Tip: If a couple add two 10kg bags when booking the flight it will work out cheaper than taking one 20kg bag.
Alternatives: A useful luggage delivery service is provided by Send My Bag . They will collect your bags from your house and deliver them to your destination overseas. (Door to Door) . This does mean you will have to send the bags a few days before you travel – but the prices are reasonable and it means you can travel light! It could also mean cheaper and easier transfers at the destination.
It’s also a very good idea for long distance ferry and train travellers – you will have no heavy bags to lug around. It can also sometimes work out cheaper and less hassle for larger items such as bikes , ski equipment or golfing gear.
Check out the prices for various destinations on the SendMyBag Website