Ryanair today (18 Sept) revealed that more customers with a two-person booking are purchasing its new lower cost €8 x 10kg check bags instead of its 20kg bag (€25) for city breaks and winter getaways, where customers can save €9 per booking, by purchasing two 10kg check bags (€8) instead of one 20kg bag (€25).
The new policy has cut check bag fees by offering a cheaper €8 x 10kg check bag (currently €25 x 20kg). This new bag policy eliminates all free 2nd gate bags, (which have been causing flight delays this summer), from 1 Nov next as follows:
– Priority Boarding customers can continue to bring 2 free carry-on bags (1 x 10kg wheelie bag and 1 small bag).
– Non-priority customers can only bring 1 free (small) carry-on bag from 1 Nov.
– If non-priority customers want to bring a 2nd bigger (wheelie) bag they can buy a lower cost 10kg check bag for €8 at time of booking (currently a 20kg bag costs €25). This 10kg wheelie bag must be checked in at the airport bag drop desk.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:
“Ryanair customers are already making savings with our new lower cost €8 x 10kg check bag option, which is now available for all flights from 1st November. We have noticed more customers travelling on two-person bookings are availing of the new cheaper 10kg check bag (per person), enjoying even more savings.
This new lower cost €8 x 10kg check bag means that check bag income will probably decline as we deliver more savings to Ryanair customers. As always we continue to lower the cost of travel, while our new bag policy from 1 Nov means we can eliminate all free gate bags and related flight delays.”