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In practice: How strict is the new Ryanair luggage policy 2018?

In practice: How strict is the new Ryanair luggage policy 2018?


It’s five o’c lock in the morning, it’s
-5 C and I am about to get on a train to the airport so that I can try
out this wonderful new Ryanair luggage policy. Looking forward to see exactly how this works. I’m with by X25 here I’ve got my RiutBag Crush inside and the idea is: when I get to the plane, because I haven’t paid
extra to be allowed to take my normal hand luggage on, that means I need to transfer my laptop and passport a couple of belongings so that I can take
that free bag onto the plane and we’ll just have to see how it actually works
once I get there. I was expecting them to be super super
super strict but she (gate staff) looked at my X25 which definitely is way above the small
bag limit and but does still fit on as normal hand luggage
she’s just let it on…! It seems, you see people with pretty big backpacks and
luggage out here and there they’re being let on and I have not bought the extra
priority pass so that’s the situation. I think basically it’s going to be up to
the person who’s there (at the gate) and up to how full the flight is and then they’re going
to enforce their rules if they feel the need to. So do always bring along an
extra bag and it has to fit inside that small part. OK, so if you want to you can put your bags in this bit but actually, if you haven’t been forced to at the gate where they put this little tag on your bag, then you can take it on the plane. So it’s all still pretty flexible. I think it’s worth saying that once you’re on the plane you just don’t have the kind of insanity on
the plane of everyone trying to crush in bags
that are way bigger than the allowance and luggage space so it
definitely feels calmer on the planes which I’m sure is part of the policy
decision behind Ryanair’s luggage restriction rule. But yes, it seems to be pretty flexible! Catch you soon 🙂

44 comments on “In practice: How strict is the new Ryanair luggage policy 2018?

  1. what if my laptop measures more than 35x20x20cm? Can I leave it in my older "cabin bag" which will be put in the hold ("restricted items in hold, ie electronic devices") or should I try to get it through at the boarding gate in my "small handbag" ?

  2. How as they separate the people who pay the priority pass luggage from the wos not pay, we usually board a bus that takes us to the board aircraft everyone together? That is not fair

  3. I am glad I paid priority for my next Ryanair flight , I can bring 2 bags in the cabin, I can pass through before and I already have a sit that I picked.. I make my life less stressful

  4. Id really urgently like to ask- what can I bring with me if Ive booked the non priority (no extra fees) option? My friend booked it for me and Ive a 44x40x20 bag or something but im wondering:
    A) can I also carry a small ladies folder handbag with my passport and money in?
    B) is my less than 100ml liquid make up, nose spray and electronic razor machine allowed in the big bag?
    Im confused :/

  5. Ok. Lets say they marked my hand luggage and tell me to put into the hold, does somebody control me after I cross the gate? Will somebody notice If I unstick my baggage and take it on the board?

  6. The comment from Lerxst94 is personal and cruel – totally irrelevant & irreverent…….. what a callous & vile person

  7. Personally I wouldn’t put this to the test if you’re keen to have your luggage with you in the cabin and enjoy peace of mind. For the price of £5 you have the reassurance that your bags are safe & accessible, with the added bonus that you won’t have to wait around at baggage collection. It also avoids the possibility of any of your luggage going missing.

  8. You can actually bring two bags on the plane without the priority ticket. As it says on the sign at the beginninng, there's 'in hold – no fee' on the hand luggage. You can bring your smaller cabin bag with you on the plane and your hand luggage will be stored in the luggage area of the plane together with the bigger suitcases right after boarding. Ryanair is so confusing.

  9. But what about safety? It just seems to me that the bags taken on 'hold' are more likely to get lost? Do they mark every bag when they do so? First time using Ryan Air and I'm taking a small bag with a 50L backpack, and I'm nervous out of my mind.

  10. I'm going on Ryanair tomorrow with my mum and my two siblings. Do I have to pay extra if I bring a backpack(school backpack) and a suitcase

  11. Shit company. Most of the time flights are delayed. Regardless of the low prices I will never fly with them again. Last time I was delayed over 3 hours, just a month before that, over 2 hours. Too much time wasted in shitty airport lounges waiting for flights. Life is short, time is money. I rather pay more. It seems that they are treating their customers the same way as their employees.

  12. very good idea.stops crushing on plane and stops squeezing bags into overhead compartments when there is no room,,

  13. Ryanair your new bag policy I’m not going to moan about it it’s easy and straightforward to understand pay for priority is about £5 or £6 it’s not a problem nor any issue

  14. So you can take a decent sized 40 l rucksack onto the plane as hand luggage but your additional 55cm spinner suitcase has to go into the cargo hold?

  15. Easyjet Cabin bag
    Maximum size 56x45x25cm, including handles and wheels. Cabin bags should be placed in the overhead lockers or if small enough under the seat in front of you. No more ryanair for me…..

  16. Thanks for the video. Starting November, all passengers without priority option have the right to bring on board only One small hand bag. they still can bring in cabin a small hand bag AND a small 10Kg luggage if paying 6€ on time of the reservation, or 8€ online after.
    so confusing Ryanair, thanks.

  17. Thanks for having the courage to identify yourself as a cheating cheapskate ignorant, no I won't use the word, but it begins with c. You are the type of person that makes the Ryanair flying experience poorer. Show a bit of decency and manners next time you fly Ryanair.

  18. I have a Quechua forclaz 50 L that I won’t fill for a 12 days trip to Europe. Will I be able to get in without problems ? I can make it fit in the test thingy

  19. RyanAir updated this bags policy in November 2018… so they may be a bit stricter. The Priority Pass Price has increased too – so I'm reading between the lines that they may start to be a bit stricter at the front line. I spent an hour researching last night for travel with a family of 5 – and decided in the end that although an additional £40 – having the two extra cabin bags as carry on (as part of the Priority option) will prevent headaches on the day. Was 10% of the total price. It was close though – as we would have all had the free 'Cabin Bag' option and we had 2 x 20kg bags in checked luggage (in the hold).

  20. I hate you Ryanair! You are just greedy company looking for easy many. And flying with you is like riding by crowded bus in the city centre at rush hours.

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