Inside a Ryanair plane
Colin Gleeson, in The Irish Times, reports:
Ryanair has axed its second free bag policy and reduced checked bag fees in a move the airline says will cost it €50 million a year.
As part of its “always getting better” programme, Ryanair had allowed passengers to carry one normal cabin bag as well as one additional small bag such as a handbag, laptop case or shopping bag on board for free.
However, the airline has been threatening to axe the scheme after abuse by passengers led to delays.
In a statement on Wednesday, the airline said “too many” customers were availing of the scheme, and that there was not enough overhead cabin space for the volume of carry-on bags, which was in turn “causing boarding/flight delays”.