Ryanair's baggage changes come into effect from tomorrow - here's what you need to know 7 months ago

Ryanair's baggage changes come into effect from tomorrow - here's what you need to know

Take note if you're flying with Ryanair soon.

In case it slipped your mind, from tomorrow (1 November) onwards, Ryanair non-priority customers will only be allowed to take one "small personal bag", such as a handbag or laptop case, into the plane's cabin as long as it can fit under the seat in front.

Passengers will no longer be able to put a second bag in the hold for free.

Passengers who want to bring an even bigger bag will have to pay additional charges ranging from €6 -€10, unless they are a priority boarding customer, which already commands an additional fee.

From 1 November, passengers who want to bring a medium-sized suitcase of up to 10kg with them have two options:

  • They can pay between €6 - €8  to put it in the overhead locker above them.
  • Or they can pay between €8 - €10 to check it in.

Also, the bag that non-priority customers are carrying onboard must fit into the 'sizer' designated by the airline. The small bag allowance will increase by 40% in size and the size parameters are 40 x 20 x 25cm.

If you're a non-priority customer and you want to add a 10kg bag, you can a) purchase priority boarding for €6 and bring two bags (1 wheelie bag and 1 small bag), or b) add a 10kg checked bag to your booking for a fee of €8. This bag is then left at the bag drop desk.

Here's a brief explainer of the changes being implemented.