Ryanair on Thursday said it would give a free 10kg check bag to all non-priority customers who booked their tickets before August 31 for travels after November 1.
November 1 is the date when Ryanair introduces its new cheaper 10kg check bag service and eliminates all free gate bags.
“Ryanair continues to lower the cost of travel, while our new bag policy from November 1 means we can eliminate all free gate bags and related flight delays,” said Ryanair Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs.
According to an announcement, all 2 million non-priority customers have been advised by email that a free 10kg checked bag has been added to their booking.
In addition, there are approximately 50,000 passengers who booked on/before August 31 but bought priority boarding (as a separate service) after September 1, since this new policy was introduced on August 31. All these passengers have had the €8 cost of their priority boarding refunded but Ryanair will still allow them to travel with priority boarding free of charge.
According to Ryanair, this means that all non-priority passengers who made a booking prior to August will not be penalized in anyway by the introduction of Ryanair’s lower cost €8 check bag service from November 1, as they will be now able to check-in their free 10kg bag, at the airport, on the day of travel.
“All passengers booking the lowest fares after August 31, have chosen our €6 priority boarding fee (which allows them to bring two free carry on bags) or have chosen our €8 (10kg) check bag service, or have chosen to pay no optional extra but will travel with our generous small carry on bag allowance – which has been increased by 40 percent – from November 1,” Jacobs added.