Society Posted on 21/06/2010
Yes, Ryanair is giving more, but before you raise your eyebrows in surprise, of course, this 'gesture' comes at a cost; and a heavy one at that. Passengers using the low-cost airline can now check-in 20kg of hold luggage as opposed to the meagre 15kg previously authorised. However this comes at a cost: for the 20kg hold luggage expect to pay a whopping £50 per item per return flight. The 15kg items will still cost £30 per return flight. Beware though as these prices only apply to passengers having checked their luggage in online - if you forget to do it and want to check-in luggage at the airport be prepared to pay a huge £70 per 15kg bag per retrun flight and £90 for a 20kg bag per return flight.
Ryanair has also announced its plan to increase hold luggage check-in prices over the summer (July-August). So better get saving early of you're planning a family trip!
TIP: When booking with Ryanair, pay in Euros if you can as it is cheaper! While British passengers pay £15 to check in luggage, other European travellers pay 15 Euros.