Ryanair introduces lower baggage fees to reduce boarding delays

Ryanair has announced that beginning November 1, it plans to cut check bag fees by introducing an EUR/GBP 8 fee per 10kg for checked bags and reducing the volume of free second gate bags, the company said.

Priority boarding customers (currently 30%) can continue to bring 2 free carry-on bags (1 x 10kg wheelie bag and 1 small bag). Non-priority customers can only bring 1 free (small) carry-on bag from 1 Nov.

Sixty percent of Ryanair customers will be unaffected by this bag policy change, since 30% of customers already buy Priority Boarding and 30% already travel with only 1 free (small) carry-on bag. Ryanair expects that of the remaining 40% of (non-priority) customers affected by this new policy, most will either switch to priority boarding or will switch to traveling with 1 free (small) carry-on bag only, and others will buy the lower cost 10kg check bag.