Ryanair: What are the new hand luggage restrictions?
Ryanair passengers have often taken advantage of their cheap flights and alternative destinations on offer.
The low-cost airline has since announced new changes to their hand luggage policy, with some passengers taking suitcases that were too long onboard.
Passengers flying with the airline should take note of the changes taking place on January 15 to avoid being hit by additional charges.
But what are some of the new restrictions?
Ryanair: Hand luggage must be put in the hold unless Priority Boarding
Ryanair passengers will no longer be able to put their second larger piece of hand luggage in the overhead lockers
Ryanair passengers will no longer be able to put their second larger piece of hand luggage in the overhead lockers unless purchasing Priority Boarding.
This costs just £5 if booking it when purchasing flights, or £6 if booked up to two hours before flying.
They will instead have to put it in the hold for free and wait for it at the carousel upon landing.
The small carry on will still be allowed to be on the flight with the passenger.
Ryanair: The airline hopes to speed up boarding
Anyone looking to check in a bag has some good news, with the weight increasing from 15kg to 20kg for any heavy packers.
The price has also been reduced from £35 to £25, to prevent additional costs to spiral.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs stated: “We’re reminding our customers that from Monday (15th January 2018), only Priority Boarding customers will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags on the aircraft.
“All other customers will be allowed to bring one smaller carry-on bag on board, while their second (bigger) wheelie bag will be placed in the hold (free of charge) at the boarding gate.
It is hoped that the changes will “eliminate flight delays” as well as “lower bag fees.”
Ryanair: The airline will still allow one small bag on the flight
The budget airline has had a difficult year following problems with pilot holiday allowances and pilot strikes.
In September, over 18,000 flights were cancelled due to a lack of pilots after a rota problem.
A pilot strike also threatened passengers with flight cancellations over the Christmas period.
Ryanair chose to acknowledge the pilot unions for the first time in its 34-year history to prevent any more problems.