A suitcase is often full faster than you would like. For the passenger, this can mean significant additional costs at the airport. To prevent this from happening, some travelers use tricks to smuggle their extra luggage into the plane unnoticed. But Ryanair wants to keep a closer eye on this in the future. If you don't comply with the luggage regulations, you could have to dig deep into your pocket.
A video clip the airline posted to its Tiktok account in mid-September shows young women using the luggage tricks. The footage has been circulating on the internet and shows garments tucked away in a pillowcase and heavily dressed people with numerous clothes. The video also shows a Ryanair machine that was given a moving emoji with an evil grin. Several prices are displayed: 5 euros for a neck pillow, 17.50 euros for an onion look and 24.99 euros for a pillow.
One piece of carry-on baggage, such as a backpack or handbag, is included with all Ryanair fares. However, this must fit under the front seat. A second piece of hand luggage that has been booked must not be heavier than ten kilograms and must not exceed the dimensions of 55 centimeters x 40 centimeters x 20 centimeters. In the case of excess baggage, 11 euros per additional kilogram are due at the airport, and the airline even charges a fee of 69.99 euros for pieces of luggage that are too large.
On Monday (September 26) the German Press Agency reported that Ryanair would like to raise its flight prices due to the higher fuel prices. "The average price for a Ryanair ticket should rise from 40 to 50 euros in five years," said Germany boss Andreas Gruber of the German Press Agency. This will probably make flying more expensive for customers.
Sources: Tiktok, Ryanair, with dpa material