The new rules will be valid for all bookings and stipulate that passengers who do not pay the priority landing service will be able to carry only one small piece of hand luggage free of charge.
Travelers who bought a ticket before September 1, 2018, in case of disagreement with the new rules will be able to return the money using the procedure of forced return.
Dimensions of a small object that can be taken to the aircraft cabin will be increased from 35x20x20 cm to 40x20x25 cm. At the same time, new control frames at airports will be calculated with a margin for items with dimensions up to 42x20x30 cm.
After the introduction of the new rules, passengers who want to take with them a large piece of hand luggage with dimensions of 55x40x20 cm and weighing up to 10 kg can do this by paying a priority boarding service at a cost of 6 euros or a baggage fee of 8 euros at the time of booking. In the event that fees are paid after the purchase of the ticket, their amount increases to 8 and 10 euros, respectively.
In the first case, the passenger will be able to take a large object of hand luggage to cabin of the aircraft, in the second – the suitcase will need to be handed over at the check-in counter.
In Ryanair, the change in terms of transportation of things is argued by the fact that the current policy regarding hand luggage leads to delays and does not allow short 25-minute turns of aircraft between flights.