Ryanair Baggage Charges 2018

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


Of course  – if you are going to the UK  or France you could avoid all baggage charges by using the Ferries  instead.   See Irish Ferries or Stena

 

24 thoughts on “Ryanair Baggage Charges 2018

  1. As briefly mentioned above make sure to check the price of adding bags via Ryanair’s mobile App.

    Using desktop I was about to add a single bag for a return trip to Poland that was going to cost €85, then after reading this I checked the app and it only cost €65.00 there.

  2. I booked flights to London then forward to Kiev before Sept 1st . Effectively Ryanair are now demanding extra money to ferry me and ny luggage 32euro altogether. it is immoral to charge extra after contract. they say they will give me my money back but obviously I would lose accommodation . Who can a customer complain to

  3. I’m flying with Ryanair tomorrow to Spain as a non-priority customer. Will I still be able to put my carry on bag into the hold free of charge?

  4. Which Ryanair app do I download for bookings and hold luggage…I can only see Q/A app …and others that don’t seem related to bookings…
    Thank you

  5. Surely, if the new rules contravene what they state in their contract regarding prices in play at the time of booking, Trading Stds or some such body will rule this as unlawful?

    • It looks like more passengers have also been querying the legality of refusing to honour booking condition.
      Ryanair last week has now conceded by allowing 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 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.

  6. I am traveling before Nov 1st, as a non-priority passenger. Does my 10kg bag have to be on wheels? Can it be my backpack?

  7. How does the new baggage rules and priority customers affect disabled travellers who require assistance and are usually allocated a seat by ryanair after contacting them

  8. l m confused with all the new changes… I ‘ve booked priority boarding for a flight in November… can I take my handbag plus cabin luggage ?? Thanks for your help!

    • Customers who have paid for priority boarding will still be allowed to bring two free “carry-on” bags into the cabin (one 10kg bag and one small bag) .

  9. I’m going to Portugal the end of this month, I just paid for flights and priority boarding I didn’t pay for a check in bag, I want to add a 20kg bag on how much will it cost me?

    • You will need to go back on the Ryanair website to add it. You will be shown theh price before you do it. Don’t forget – a 10kg bag is cheaper .

  10. I have a question..What will be the size of the checked-in baggage which will cost 8 pounds/euros (available after 1st november)?

  11. I am flying to Seville in November booked flights with Ryanair in June they have added 10k bags to hold luggage free but I want to add Priority boarding to our flight and take 2 bags as canon luggage not able to add to check in and have tried to contact Ryanair a few times on their live chat get three to them after lengthy wait and then surprise surprise connection drops off just before the finish dealing with my query any advice would be appreciated.

  12. I booked flights for two for December aware of new baggage policy and decided to pay for the 10kg check In bag. no option to add the bag in booking, aware that I would have to pay an extra €2 to add it later I went ahead with the booking as I didn’t want to lose out on price. now it seems I cannot add a bag for just one passenger only for both passengers which is unnecessary and expensive. I would pay for priority but my elderly aunt is unable to carry the bag on board. I’ve spoken to chat and been sent around in circles, eventually been ignored on twitter, sent emails to complaints and hung up on from the call centre. advice would expect greatly appreciated

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