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Ryanair Baggage Fees 2023

Ryanair Carry On 2023 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

Ryanair Baggage Report Card

Carry-On Allowance8 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance4 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees6 / 10
Overall Grade6.0 / 10

Ryanair has recently updated it's carry-on baggage policies for 2023, so please read carefully to understand the new rules.

Ryanair only allows you to bring 1 small bag up to 40 x 20 x 25 cm free of charge. If you bring a 2nd bag to the gate, or if your first small bag is too large/oversized, you will be charged a fee of 45.99 GBP/EUR to gate-check the bag (it will be sent to the hold of the plane). [AMZ asins='B00LB7REFK,B082K8ZNQ1,B07ZWLQF9T,B00NW62PCA']

If you would like to bring more baggage as carry-on, your only option is to upgrade for "Priority Boarding" ahead of time, which allows you to bring a 2nd carry-on bag.

Option 1: Upgrade to "Priority Boarding", for a fee of between 6.00 - 35.99 GBP/EUR per flight, which entitles you to a 2nd carry-on bag (max weight 10 kg, max size 55 x 40 x 20 cm), in addition to the free small bag allowance.

If flying with only a little of luggage and don't need a full suitcase, you still have the option to purchase a small 10 kg checked bag allowance for a fee between 12-25 GBP/EUR if adding it to your reservation while making your original booking - otherwise, it will cost you 24-46 GBP/EUR when adding to your reservation later on or paying at the airport. This is the same as checking in a regular suitcase, just a lower weight limit and much cheaper. Keep in mind you will not have access to this bag while on the plane.

Flying with Infants on Ryanair
There is no cabin bag allowance for an infant (aged 8 days to 23 months) travelling on an adult’s lap; however a baby bag up to 5kg may be carried by the accompanying adult in addition to their own cabin bag allowance

* A baby bag up to 5kg may be carried by the accompanying adult in addition to their own cabin bag allowance when an infant (aged 8 days to 23 months) is travelling on an adult’s lap.

You may also bring 2 items of baby equipment free of charge, per child.

Musical Instruments
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.

Extra Seats
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.

Reserved seating in emergency rows 1,16 and 17 may not be purchased if you have purchased an extra seat for item/comfort/broken leg.

Ryanair Checked Baggage Fees 2023 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits

Ryanair Checked Baggage Fees 2023
Ryanair has increased the cost of checked bags for 2023. Keep in mind it is always cheaper to plan ahead and to buy your baggage allowance when making your initial booking, rather than adding bags to your booking afterward or paying for them at the airport (most expensive). You may bring up to a maximum of 3 bags. You may choose whether you will bring a 10 kg bag or 20 kg bag.

The rate you will be charged depends on your flight route and dates, which you will see online when making a booking or in your Manage Bookings page. For 2023, please note that the discounted rate is only available while making your original booking on the Ryanair website - if you are adding a bag later on to an existing reservation, you will be charged the higher "at airport" rate. Rates are per person, per bag, per route.

10kg Checked Bag - starting from 12.99-35.99 EUR/GBP during booking, depending on route - up to 45.99 EUR/GBP later or at airport check-in.
20kg Checked Bag - from 17.99 - 59.99 EUR/GBP during booking, depending on the route and travel dates. Prices go up if when purchased later online, via the call centre, at airport ticket desks, during peak travel periods, and on select routes. 69 EUR/GBP at the airport check-in desk.
Excess weight per kilo - 9-11 EUR/GBP per Kilo (can be purchased online up to 2 hours before departure - 11 GBP/EUR per Kilo when paying at the airport)

Please note that the 20kg Checked Baggage fee varies depending on the route and travel dates selected. A supplement on price during peak travel periods, such as Christmas/Easter/Summer will be charged. Max weight allowed is 20kg, before incurring the overweight fee per KG.

You may now purchase an excess weight allowance ahead of time by adding it to your booking online (up to 2 hours before your flight), at a rate of 9 GBP/EUR per KG - this is cheaper than the 11 GBP/EUR per KG that you will be charged at the airport.

Higher baggage fees apply when checked bags are purchased via a Ryanair call centre, at airport ticket desks, during peak periods and on selected routes.

Pooling of Baggage on Ryanair
A recent change from Ryanair is that now the pooling or sharing of purchased checked baggage allowances is permitted with others included on the same flight reservation when checking in together. This means that if there are 2 people travelling on the same reservation, with each passenger having bought a 20 kg allowance, the total weight allowance can be split unevenly among the bags - for example one bag weighing 25 kg, and the second bag weighing 15 kg. Keep in mind that no individual bag may weigh more than 32 kg.

Ryanair Overweight Baggage Fee 2023 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

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 Ryanair's rates, conditions and limitations.

If your bag weighs more than your 20 kg / 44 lbs weight limit, you may purchase an excess weight allowance online at a discounted rate (available online until up to 2 hours before your flight), rather than paying the higher overweight baggage fee at the airport. The discounted rate is 9 EUR / GBP per KG, as opposed to 11 EUR / GBP at the airport.

Ryanair Overweight/Excess Baggage Fee 2023: €11 / £11 per Kg at the Airport

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.

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