Ryanair changes luggage rules for second time in a year

Ryanair has changed its hand luggage rules for the second time this year.

From Thursday the Dublin-based airline introduced charges for passengers flying with a small suitcase.

It said the measure is necessary to reduce delays.

In January, Ryanair began a policy which saw passengers who had not bought priority boarding permitted to take a 'personal bag' – such as a handbag – on board while a second, larger bag – such as a wheelie suitcase weighing up to 10kg – could be put in the hold free of charge.

But this resulted in up to 120 bags being tagged at boarding gates for each flight, meaning departures were disrupted.

Ryanair has responded by no longer allowing any luggage in the hold free of charge.

Ryanair has changed its baggage rules (Peter Byrne/PA)

Ryanair has changed its baggage rules (Peter Byrne/PA)

Passengers have to pay £8 to check in a 10kg

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