Luggage News- Gossip

By | February 28, 2020

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Its high time we did some catch up on what’s trending in the travel bag industry. I intend to update you with most recent developments including news update.

Changes to hand luggage restrictions
If they go unchecked, changes to hand luggage restrictions can ruin your trip. It is very important for travellers to have up to date information about restrictions especially if they are planning to travel.

Having most recent updates definitely helps travellers to be 100 % certain and to be prepared to rise above any challenges they may encounter. This is where this post, ‘Luggage News- Gossip,’ comes in.

News updates bring you the best cabin bags for easy travel and overhead storage

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  • It can be locked via your smartphone
  • Has in-built tracking devices
  • Weigh themselves, so need to use bathroom scales.

The latest developments have seen hard-sided luggage becoming more and more popular. According to the Travel Goods Association, from 2010 to 2015, hard-sided luggage’s share of the market more than doubled. 

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Every traveller’s dream is to have a stress-free journey, the easier the bags are to carry, the merrier the trip. Keeping abreast with changes of bag sizes and airline restrictions fully prepares every traveller to be on the alert to avoid disastrous consequences.

Many things may go wrong and travellers may end up in big dilemmas. The airline will ask them to fork out more money simply for failing to meet the boarding conditions. The end result is incurring extra charges. In extreme circumstances, traveller may be asked to leave their travel luggage behind.

Extra charges are easily avoidable by getting prepared. We all know how fussy airlines can be. They won’t allow your extra-sized cabin baggage to go through the boarding gate. 

The Cabin Bag Policy for Travel Bags?

What were the subjects I blogged about last time?
Airline Baggage Weight Limits.  Ryan air’s Luggage Policy on Cabin and Unchecked baggage policy below, 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. 

It was reported Ryan’s Luggage Policy on Cabin and Unchecked baggage may be bound to change soon.

The Guardian Newspaper online – 24 July 2014, 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, 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 to 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!


    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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