Ryanair's New Baggage Policy Explained

Ryanair's New Baggage Policy Explained
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

13 Jan 2018

Ryanair have always been one for their strict baggage policies. 

Well from this Monday, January 15th, their policy for cabin baggage will change. 

The policy requires 'non-priority' customers to place their 10kg carry-on bags in the hold. 

So what does this mean for you? 

From Monday, only customers who pay Ryanair's €5 Priority Boarding fee when booking, will be permitted to bring two carry-on bags onto the aircraft - that is your handbag/backpacj and your cabin bag suitcase. 

If you don't pay the priority fee, you are only allowed bring a handbag or backpack on board.

Your bigger (up to 10kg) pieces of hand baggage will be placed into the hold at boarding gates - free of charge. 

The changes are being introduced to reduce boarding delays and make sure there is enough space for priority boarders bags in the overhead space. 

The new policy also sees check-in bag allowances increased from 15kg to 20kg for all bags, and the reduction of its check-in bag fee from €35 to €25.