Passengers traveling with RyanAir can expect a significant increase in fees for checked luggage, especially for travel during peak holiday seasons like Christmas and summer.
Effective for bookings made from December 15, 2011, the high season fee for checking a 15-kg bag is €25 if booked online or €100 if booked through the call center or at the airport. For a second 15-kg bag per passenger, the fee increases to €45 for online bookings or €135 for call center/airport bookings. These high season rates are in effect for Christmas travel from December 21, 2011 to January 4, 2012, and for all flights from June through September 2012.
For low season travel, the checked luggage fees only increase for bookings made through the call center or at the airport.
The revised fees are £60 for the first 15-kg bag and £105 for a second bag.
“Over 70 per cent of Ryanair passengers will be unaffected by these changes as they already travel with no checked-in bags”, said Ryanair spokesperson Stephen McNamara.
RyanAir allows one free carry-on item weighing up to to 10-kg per passenger. However, if the carry-on bag exceeds this limit it will have to be checked and full fees will apply.