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Thousands of Ryanair Customers Switch to Cheaper 10kg Check Bag

Thousands of Ryanair Customers Switch to Cheaper 10kg Check Bag

Ryanair today (4 Sept) reported that over ten thousand customers have switched to its new lower cost £8 x 10kg checked bag (from the £25 x 20kg bag), as part of its new cabin baggage policy, in the first 3 days since it went live on the Ryanair.com website on 1 Sept for travel on/after 1 Nov.

Ryanair’s new policy has cut check bag fees by offering a lower cost £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.

– All customers with checked bags can now switch from the £25 x 20kg bag to the cheaper £8 x 10kg checked bag.

 

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“Ryanair customers are already switching from our £25 x 20kg checked bag to our new lower cost £8 x 10kg checked bag option, which is now available for all flights from 1st November. This new lower cost £8 x 10kg checked bag means that checked bag income will probably decline as we deliver more savings to Ryanair customers. Up to 50% of customers will continue to bring two free carry-on bags from as they travel on Priority Boarding and this new policy will speed up the boarding and cut flight delays.”

                                               

          

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