Ryanair is changing its baggage policies and
charges. The changes will come into effect for all new bookings
from 1st October 2009 onwards.
From 1 October Ryanair passengers will be able
to travel with 2 checked in bags (which can be paid for at the
time of booking). Each bag will have a separate 15kg allowance
which will allow passengers to travel with up to 30kg of checked
in baggage – double the current allowance of 15kg.
The popular low cost airline is also
increasing its checked in baggage and excess baggage
fees for travel from 1st October as part of its programme to
encourage passengers to travel with carry on luggage only.
passengers can avoid these optional checked in baggage fees by
travelling with carry on baggage only.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said, “Ryanair continues to
reduce air fares – saving our passengers over €530m this year
alone. In order to persuade passengers to travel with carry on
bags only and to defray the cost of some of these fare reductions
we are increasing baggage allowances and fees with effect from 1st
October. These baggage fees are all avoidable by all passengers
who choose to travel with carry on luggage only. Over 70% of
Ryanair passengers will be totally unaffected by these changes as
they already travel with just one carry on bag, which is free of
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