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Hand luggage allowed on planes for free is why many travellers choose to fly with a budget airline.
However, as more travellers use this free loophole to go abroad with super cheap flights, it could soon no longer be an option.
Jet2.com recently announced that holidaymakers must pay to ensure their luggage doesn’t go into the hold, as the first in what could be a long line of airlines changing their hand luggage policy.
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Ryanair has come under fire after blaming passengers for taking advantage of the free hand luggage rule.
Neil Sorahan, chief financial officer said: “I’ve seen two-year-olds wheeling a bag up to a plane as people try to take advantage.
“We’re very generous with our cabin baggage allowance. It’s the people coming with the kitchen sink that could change the policy.”
Many of the costs for checking in hold luggage with a budget airline can cost more than the ticket itself, so it comes as no surprise that travellers looking for a bargain choose not to.
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With some Ryanair flights starting at just £4.99, checking in a suitcase can start from as much as £30 for each way.
Fewer than one in six fliers now check in their