In my previous article, Luggage News – Gossip, I gave you a hint about Ryan’s Luggage Policy on cabin and unchecked baggage; that it may be bound to change very soon.
It’s now official that Rynair has said many customers will no longer be able to take two pieces of luggage into the cabin.
BBC’s report Rynair Cuts Cabin Baggage Limit to Speed up Boarding, has confirmed this.
According to the report, Ryanair is making these changes starting from November this year, 2017. This has come about as a solution to ease delays after too many customers took two bags on board.
The airline will no longer allow customers to bring a second carry-on bag for free.
Rynair has resorted to introducing this policy as a way of solving a long outstanding problem, the airline has been experiencing with its passengers.
Some customers had been ‘abusing’ the policy by taking on bags, up to three times the permissible size. And as a result, this has been causing flight delays.
Under the new changes, passengers without priority boarding will only be able to take one smaller carry-on bag on board the aircraft.
Also, Ryanair is going to lower its checked-bag fees and increase the check-in bag allowance from 15kg to 20kg.
By changing this policy, the airline is hoping to cut delays and save money in the process.
Offering bigger bags at reduced fees, will encourage more customers to consider checking-in their bags. This will reduce the high volume of customers Ryanair has with two carry-on bags at the boarding gates.
The change in policy will benefit the airline. Firstly, in solving its outstanding problem coming from passengers who have been misusing the airline’s baggage policy.
Secondly, it will speed up the process of checking-in. Hopefully, this will yield higher returns in terms of profits.
Time is money. So, more profit will be generated by minimising delays.
It all depends from what angle this turn around in policy is looked at. Looking at it, from the airline’s point of view, and from the passengers’ may not be necessarily the same.
While this maybe a good move for Ryanair, the passengers may not see it that way.
The change may have different or negative impacts on the passengers themselves.
Please feel free to share your views and comments regarding Ryanair’s change of policy on its Cabin an Unclaimed Garbage.