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Hand luggage policy: Could it soon be the end for free bags on planes?

hand luggage ryanair easyjet freeGettyHand luggage could no longer be free on budget airlines

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.

It could be the end of the cheap flight era.

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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.

Thu, August 18, 2016 The holiday season is in full swing so make sure to check what you are allowed to pack in your hand luggage before you fly.
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hand luggage ryanair easyjet budgetGettyHand luggage could soon cost if airlines see travellers taking advantage of it

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

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