Ryanair low-cost airline out of Ireland. It is notorious for nickle-and-diming passengers for additional services. Naturally, this includes baggage fees. We recommend you always plan ahead and pay for your baggage online, in order to get a better rate than at the airport.
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Only one bag of 10kg/22lbs is allowed, and must be no larger than 55x40x20cm. Ryanair WILL weigh and place your bag into a measuring device to confirm it meets their specifications. If it doesn't fit or is overweight, you'll be charged 50 EUR/GBP on the spot.+ Show Full Policy
Strictly one item of cabin baggage per passenger (excluding infants) weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm is permitted. (handbag, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera etc.) must be carried in your 1 permitted piece of cabin baggage.
Extra/oversized cabin baggage will be refused at the boarding gate, or where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft for a fee of £50/€50. If you are unsure, check at the Bag Drop desk before going through security.
Smaller musical items such as a guitar, violin or viola which exceed our cabin baggage dimensions may be carried in the cabin if a seat for it has been reserved and the appropriate fare paid. There is no checked or cabin baggage allowance associated with the purchase of an extra seat. To book an extra seat for an item the word "ITEM SEAT" must be entered as the surname and "EXTRA" must be entered at the first name. EXTRA ITEM SEAT will then be displayed on the reservation and online boarding pass. The accompanying passenger's travel document details must be entered during the online check- in process. Spanish Resident and Large Family Discount is not applicable on EXTRA seats.
You'll be made to pay for EVERY checked bag on Ryanair flights. These should always be purchased online for a fee ranging from 15-40 EUR/GBP for a first bag, and 35-50 EUR/GBP for a second bag.
Do not book your checked baggage through the call centre, as you will be paying the the same rate as at the airport. This is up to 4 times as much as the online rate.+ Show Full Policy
Checked Baggage Fees
Fees subject to VAT on Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese & German domestic routes at applicable government rates
*Low Season - From 26/04/12 - To 31/05/12
From 01/10/12 - To 20/12/12
From 05/01/13 - To 31/05/13
High Season - From 01/06/12 - To 30/09/12
From 21/12/12 - To 04/01/13
** Higher baggage/flight change fees apply on all flights on the following routes: International Canary Islands (excl Spanish domestic), All international Greek routes (excl Thessaloniki SKG) and all International Cyprus routes.
Each passenger may check in up to two checked bags upon payment of the applicable checked baggage fees by electing to purchase a checked baggage allowance of either 15 kilos or 20 kilos when make their initial booking. After the booking is made checked baggage can be added to a reservation via the Manage My Booking facility up to 4 hours before the scheduled flight departure time. The checked baggage fees are charged per person/per one way flight and are discounted when booked on-line. Higher baggage fees apply when checked bags are purchased via a Ryanair call centre or airport ticket desk, during peak periods and on selected routes. Fees may vary from time to time but it is the rates in force at the time you book and/or pay for your checked baggage allowance which apply.
Any sharp objects in Checked Baggage should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to screeners and handling personnel
No pooling or sharing of baggage allowances is permitted, even within a party travelling on the same reservation. Pooling of an individual checked baggage allowance is not permitted even if you have two items of checked baggage (each item must be within its own prepaid weight allowance).
No upgrading of a checked bag from a 15kg bag to a 20kg bag is permitted.
The transfer of a checked bag from one passenger to another is not permitted.
Any passenger exceeding their personal checked baggage allowance will be charged for excess baggage at the rate prevailing on the day of travel. This is currently 20 GBP / 20 EUR per kilo (or local currency equivalent).
At airports with self-service kiosks, you must have paid any checked baggage fees and/or excess baggage charges and deposited your checked baggage at a bag drop desk no later than 40 minutes before scheduled departure time.
There is no checked/hand baggage allowance for infants. However, one fully collapsible pushchair per child may be carried free of charge. Additional infant equipment such as car/booster seats and travel cots may be carried in addition to your personal checked baggage allowance. Infant equipment up to a maximum of 20kilos (car/booster seats and travel cots) booked online is charged at the rate of £10/€10 per item/per one way flight or at the airport or through a Ryanair call centre, the higher rate of 20 GBP/20 EUR per item/per one way flight will apply. Any infant equipment weighing over the 20 kilos allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kilo.
Mobility equipment is carried free of charge.
Sporting and Musical Equipment
Sporting or musical equipment including but not limited to large fishing rods, golf clubs, bikes* (bikes have a weight limit of 30 kilos), scooters, fencing equipment, pole vaults, surfboards, bodyboards, snowboards and skis and large musical instruments including but not limited to harps, double bass and drums are inherently unsuitable for carriage by airlines operating fast turnarounds such as Ryanair. However, these items may be carried in the hold of the aircraft in addition to your personal checked baggage allowance up to a limit of 20 kilos per item upon payment of a discounted online fee of 50 BGP /50 EUR per item, per one way flight. If the item is purchased at the airport or through a Ryanair call centre a higher fee of 60 BGP/60 EUR per item/per one way flight will apply). Any sporting and musical item weighing over the 20 kilos allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kilo.
*Bicycles - MUST be contained in a protective box or bag.
Smaller musical items such as a guitar, violin or viola which exceed our cabin baggage dimensions may be carried in the cabin if a seat for it has been reserved and the appropriate fare paid. There is no checked or cabin baggage allowance associated with the purchase of an extra seat.
To book an extra seat for an item the word "ITEM SEAT" must be entered as the surname and "EXTRA" must be entered at the first name. EXTRA ITEM SEAT will then be displayed on the reservation and online boarding pass. The accompanying passenger's travel document details must be entered during the online check- in process.
For health and safety reasons Ryanair does not accept for carriage any individual item exceeding 32 kilos or with combined dimensions of more than 81cms (height), 119cms (width) and 119cms (depth). This weight limit does not apply to mobility equipment.
Ryanair is not liable if and to the extent that the Damage resulted from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the Baggage. Accordingly, we shall have no liability for unsuitably packed, perishable, damaged or fragile items.
Avoid packing any bags over the limit you pre-purchased online (either 15kg or 20kg), as Ryanair will charge you a massive fee of 20 EUR/GBP per kilogram exceeding your limit. If you bought a 15kg allowance, you will not be able to upgrade to a 20kg limit. In those cases, you will be charged the 20EUR/GBP per kilogram rate.+ Show Full Policy
You will be required to pay a charge for the carriage of Checked Baggage in excess of your personal Checked Baggage allowance and for any sports equipment, musical instruments and certain other items which we may elect to carry, all subject to our rates, conditions and limitations.
Battery Operated Wheelchairs and other Mobility Equipment
Electric Wheelchairs can only be accepted in the aircraft hold provided the battery is disconnected, the battery is dry/gel cell and the dimensions of the wheelchair when collapsed do not exceed 81cms (height), 119cms (width) and 119cms (depth). The passenger must advise us how the battery power is isolated and ensure that exposed terminals will be protected from short circuiting. Wet cell battery operated wheelchairs cannot be accepted for travel.
No wheelchairs are permitted to travel in the cabin of the aircraft.
Wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walking frames are carried free of charge. The 32kg maximum single item weight does not apply to mobility equipment.
Stretchers are not permitted on Ryanair flights.
We recommend that passengers obtain adequate travel insurance cover for their mobility aid as airline liability is limited under the Montreal Convention 1999.
Reservation of Special Assistance
Passengers requiring special assistance or who are of reduced mobility must pre-advise their condition and pre-book any assistance (if required) through the Ryanair Special Assistance Phone Line.
Reduced mobility passengers who have pre-advised their condition should arrive at the boarding gate at least 30 minutes prior to the flight departure. They will be boarded, with travelling companions, after general boarding has been completed. Specific seats are allocated on board the aircraft and therefore Reserved Seating or Priority Boarding should not be purchased.
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