Ryanair To Delay New Cabin Bag Policy Until 2018

Ryanair To Delay New Cabin Bag Policy Until 2018
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

24 Oct 2017

Ryanair was set to bring in a new cabin bag policy over the coming weeks. 

However, they have now announced that this won't come into effect until January.

At the moment, the airline allows you to take a larger and a smaller bag on board.

But from the 15th January those without priority boarding will have to put their second bag in the hold free of charge at the gate.

The delay is to allow customers more time to adjust to the changes.

Last month the check-in bag fee was cut from €35 to €25 and the check-in bag allowance was increased from 15kg to 20kg for all bags.  

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“We will delay the introduction of our new cabin bag rules until 15th January 2018, to allow our customers more time to familiarise themselves with the policy changes. From Jan, we will be restricting non-priority customers to one small carry-on bag (their wheelie bag will be placed in the hold, free of charge at the boarding gate) which will speed up the boarding of flights and eliminate flight delays.

We have already introduced the first phase of the new bag policy which offers our customers lower bag fees for a 33% increase in their check-in bag allowance. This will lead to fewer customers with 2 carry-on bags at the boarding gates, which is causing flight delays.

The new cabin bag policy will be implemented for all travel after 15th January 2018, and we hope our customers will enjoy the savings of our new simplified bag policy.”