Ryanair – what happens if your baggage is too large?
Passengers of Ryanair have only one piece cabin baggage included in their ticket price. Its dimensions must not exceed 55×40×20 cm. However, sometimes you have to unexpectedly travel with larger baggage. What to do in such cases?
You can still purchase checked baggage at the airport. The first 15 kg baggage costs €60 / £60 in low season and €100 / £100 in high season. If your suitcase is heavier than 15 kg and lighter than 20 kg, you will pay €75 / £75 in low season and €105 / £105 in high season. These charges are per bag per flight.
Ryanair allows each passenger to check-in up to two bags.Second baggage cannot be purchased during the initial booking. The maximum weight of the second bag is 15 kg and you will pay €105 / £105 for it in low season and €135 / £135 in high season.
Try not to exceed your baggage allowance. Otherwise you will be charged €20 / £20 per kilogram at the airport ticket desk.
If it is possible plan your journey ahead, do it. You can save a lot of money by booking your baggage in advance. Details can be found at ryanair.com.
Petra Vaškových, Nov 5, 2013
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