easyJet, BA, Ryanair & Jet2: Hand luggage rules could see flight costs soar for Britons



    Ryanair passengers are allowed to take one item of hand luggage into the cabin free of charge, so long as it fits 40cm x 20cm x 25cm.

    Priority customers, on the other hand, are entitled to a regular small hand luggage item meeting the dimensions 40cm x 20cm x 25cm, as well as a larger bag weighing up to 10kg.

    This larger bag must fit the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm.

    Non-priority customers can add a 10kg cabin bag to their booking either online or at the check-in desk, however, this will be for an additional fee.

    Customers also face a fee for checked luggage, with costs varying between £10 and £25 for a 10kg bag depending on the flight.

    Additionally, checked luggage weighing 20kg or more costs around £25 when booking the flight, and around £40 at a later date.

    Checked bag fees can cost more at the airport.

    Despite the government advice, Ryanair has slammed the hand luggage recommendation, saying on the contrary passengers should actually “minimise checked-in luggage” according to Reuters.

    A Ryanair spokesman told Which?: “We are encouraging extra cabin bags because this reduces the risk of COVID-19 compared with the Department for Transport’s idiotic advice to maximise checked-in bags, which pass through eight different sets of hands and significantly increase the risk of COVID-19.”


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