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.”