Following the news in September that it would be changing its hand-luggage policy from November 1, Ryanair has now announced that it is delaying its new cabin bag policy until January 15 2018 to allow customers more time to adjust to the changes, particularly during the busy Christmas period.
The new policy will mean that only priority boarding customers (including Plus, Flexi Plus & Family Plus) will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags onto aircraft. All other customers will only be permitted to bring one smaller carry-on bag on board, while anyone carrying a second piece of hand luggage that weighs in excess of 10kg will be required to check it in free of charge at the boarding gate.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs commented, "From January, we will be restricting non-priority customers to one small carry-on bag (their wheelie bag will be placed in the hold, free of charge at the boarding gate), which will speed up the boarding of flights and eliminate flight delays.
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"We have already introduced the first phase of the new bag policy which offers our customers lower bag fees for a 33% increase in their check-in bag allowance. This will lead to fewer customers with two carry-on bags at the boarding gates, which is causing flight delays."