Luggage News- Gossip

By | July 28, 2017

In this post, I aim to update you with the latest luggage news. It’s time we did some serious catching-up.  Time to find out all the juicy latest information circulating on travel luggage. 

I can’t explain how important it is, for travellers to have all the latest information at the tips of their fingers. Especially if they are planning to travel to a holiday destination. Having such information will definitely help since travellers must be 100 % certain and be prepared to rise above any challenges they may encounter.

Someone may be thinking, ‘Why do I bother checking for news updates? I have travelled by road before and I know exactly what is expected of me.”Such kind of attitude can at times lead to disastrous consequences along your travel.

Many things may go wrong and you may end up in a big dilemma. The airline will ask you to fork out more money. Simply because you would have failed to meet the boarding conditions. This results in you incurring extra charges. In extreme circumstances, you may be asked to leave your travel luggage behind.

An extra charge is something that you can easily avoid. We all know how fussy airlines can be. They won’t allow your extra sized cabin baggage to go through the boarding gate. 

Last time I blogged about this subject, I touched on  Airline Baggage Weight LimitsBy then, Ryan air’s Luggage Policy on Cabin and Unchecked baggage policy had not changed. 

  You may carry one cabin bag per passenger (no allowance for infants travelling on their parents’ lap) weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms. (click here for Regulations concerning Cabin Baggage). 

♦ Some passengers may be required on heavily booked flights to place carry-on bags in the aircraft hold. 

♦ Please ensure that you remove any valuables from your carry-on bag at the boarding gate if it is required to be placed in the aircraft hold. 

According to recent reports, Ryan’s Luggage Policy on Cabin and Unchecked baggage may be bound to change soon.

Lets hear it from the 2 sources I have quoted:

The Guardian Newspaper online – 24 July reported that travellers are taking advantage of bag rules to avoid fees. Ryan air had witnessed toddlers dragging suitcases on board as passengers bring more and more luggage into the cabin.

The Independent News online – 25 July reported that Ryan air had threatened to change its hand baggage policy as passengers were ‘taking the piss’…. ……………………………………………
Ryan air has been a victim of its own niceness as more passengers than ever were ducking baggage fees by taking hand luggage only on flights. Adding that travellers were bringing more into the cabin, and this could lead to a change in its baggage policy.

Ryan air feels that some passengers are taking advantage of the leniency in its current Luggage Policy on Cabin and Unchecked Baggage. They had seen some passengers, with their own eyes, bringing massive backpacks and things that didn’t fit under the seat.

From now on, those who bring bags bigger than 55cm by 40cm by 20cm and/or heavier than 10kg as hand luggage, risk being charged £50 at the airport for go into the hold instead.

News Sources:

  1. The Guardian Newspaper, Travellers are taking advantage of bag rules to avoid fees, downloaded 28 July 2017.
  2. The Independent News Online, Ryan threatens to Change its Hand Baggage, downloaded 28 July 2017.

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2 thoughts on “Luggage News- Gossip

  1. Jim

    That is a pretty hefty fine for oversized hand baggage…but, I can see Ryanair’s point. Too many people try to take advantage by pushing rules and regulations to the limit…and then some.

    And, then…when they are fined for breaking the rules, they sometimes go into fits of hysteria! I have seen it happen!

    It is downright awful to see an adult blatantly test the limits and think that they should get special treatment. They should be responsible enough to realize that if everyone pushed the maximum hand baggage limits…and beyond…then there would be almost nothing but baggage on the plane because the weight restrictions would not allow all the passengers to get on that flight.

    I guess having “consideration” for fellow passengers is a key trait that is sadly lacking in many air travelers.

    Good article! I enjoyed the discussion!

    Jim

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    1. Femia Post author

      Hello, Jim, thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to leave me a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this post.

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