From today, budget airline Ryanair has updated its hand luggage rules again– for the second time in a year– in an effort to reduce flight delays.
Day 1 of our new bag policy and early reports from airports and customers are that it's working well and reducing delays at security and speeding up the boarding process.
Here's a reminder of the policy for those travelling with us 👇🛫 pic.twitter.com/l4RnCSBlI3
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) November 1, 2018
The Dublin-based airline will now charge passengers flying with a small suitcase. This means that passengers will now have to pay £8/€8 to check in a 10kg bag.
The previous lowest price for checked luggage was £25 for up to 20kg, which remains an option for those with heavier cases.
This development comes just months after the airline told passengers that those who had not bought priority boarding would not be allowed to take a “personal bag” on board while a second wheelie suitcase (up to 10kg) could be put in the hold free of charge. The airline is now, however, bringing an end to this policy.