Ryanair on Tuesday confirmed that it will delay its new cabin bag policy until January 15, 2018, to allow customers more time to adjust to the changes, particularly during the busy Christmas period.
The airline’s new bags policy includes cuts to checked bag fees to encourage more customers to check in bags and reduce the volume of carry-on bags.
“We have already introduced the first phase of the new bag policy which offers our customers lower bag fees for a 33 percent increase in their check-in bag allowance,” Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said. “This will lead to fewer customers with 2 carry-on bags at the boarding gates, which is causing flight delays,” he added.
Ryanair has announced the following bag policy changes on all flights:
From September 6, 2017:
– The check-in bag fee was cut from 35 euros to 25 euros for all bags.
– The check-in bag allowance increased from 15kg to 20kg for all bags.
From January 15, 2018:
– Only Priority Boarding customers (including Plus, Flexi Plus & Family Plus) will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on the aircraft.
– All other (i.e. non-priority) customers will only be allowed to bring one smaller carry-on bag on board, while their second (bigger) wheelie bag will be placed in the hold (free of charge) at the boarding gate.