Come November, Ryanair passengers will only be allowed to carry one “small personal bag” without paying, unlike the current policy of allowing one large as well as one small cabin bag free of charge.
Under the new rules, passengers will be allowed to take one “small personal bag” on board, to be placed under the seat in front. But if a passenger wants to bring a medium-sized suitcase of up to 10 kgs, they will now have to pay. They can pay between 6 and 8 euros to take it on board and put it in the overhead locker or pay between 8 and 10 euros to check it in.
“Punctuality has been a challenge this year,” said Kenny Jacobs, the airline’s chief marketing officer, adding: “We’ve flagged for a while that while we love offering two cabin bags, it was creating a problem at the boarding gates. We want to protect our punctuality.”