Baggage is one of the most sensitive issues for travelers. The rules of low cost airlines are full of nuances that you should know to save on flights. What to take on board, what are the baggage fees at Ryanair, how to deal with oversized cargo – the answers to these questions are important to many travelers.
The basic rule of saving is very simple – try to travel with hand luggage, because its transportation is completely free.
Ryanair carry-on size allowed
- Until November 1, 2018
Only customers with Priority Boarding will be able to take 2 pieces of hand luggage with them to the salon. All others will be required to hand over their large carry-on baggage to the luggage compartment – for free.
If you want to carry your baggage on board, you must purchase Priority Boarding. The service can be purchased at the time of booking for 6 euros, or for 8 euros at any time, but no later than 1 hour before the trip.
free in the luggage compartment
- After November 1, 2018
An important change! For all bookings from November 1, 2018, the rule for transportation of a large unit of hand baggage changes. Now only Priority Boarding owners can take it to the salon with them. Other passengers are allowed to carry on board only. small hand luggage size 40x20x25 cm
In case you forget to purchase Priority Boarding and board for landing with two pieces of hand luggage, your suitcase will be regarded as checked baggage (and you will be asked to pay according to the current extra baggage rates).
At the same time, try to keep the suitcase not too “plump”: when entering the airport there is a special frame for checking carry-on baggage. If the bag fits easily into it, you will easily miss on board. But if there are any problems with this, you will be asked to pay extra for luggage, which means unforeseen and fairly large expenses. Such a suitcase will be placed in the luggage compartment of the aircraft, although at some airports for 35 euros it is allowed to be carried in the cabin.
Low Cost Tip: It is advisable to put all your belongings in a bag with hand luggage. The fact is that additional items, such as a laptop bag, purchases on duty free and even flowers, are not allowed on board.
Can I take food and alcohol in hand luggage?
On board Ryanair, you can take food that does not contradict the generally accepted rules for the transport of baggage. A detailed list of food that you can take with you on the flight read here.
Those who travel with hand luggage, should pay special attention to liquids, even so harmless as perfume. For security reasons, their transport is extremely limited, and you cannot take more than 1 liter of any liquids on board. In this case, the total volume should be distributed in bottles of not more than 100 ml each.
Low Cost Tip: according to European standards, toothpastes, shower gels, many cosmetics (for example, mascara and lip gloss) and so on are ranked as liquids. They must be transported in a zippered transparent bag, for example, a plastic cosmetic bag. The exceptions are some medications and baby food, which may be needed during the flight.
You can pick up a backpack for traveling with Ryanair hand baggage on the Bagland website.
Very often we do not have the opportunity to travel only with hand luggage. This means that it is necessary to separately register and hand in the luggage. This can be done both at the time of booking a ticket and at the airport, but the first option is much cheaper. You can order the service online no later than 4 hours before departure; at the airport, baggage check-in ends 40 minutes before departure.