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Ryanair It's official, no free 10kg cabin baggage in Ryanair's flights
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  Ryanair's new cabin baggage policy begins today after being postponed in November
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  Ryanair's new cabin <a href="https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/plan-trip/flying-with-us/baggage-policy">baggage policy</a> officially starts today. The airline is allowing passengers only to bring one small bag on board, which must not exceed the 35x20x20cm measures and "should easily fit under the seat in front of you."
  If you haven't purchased a priority boarding pass or the 2 cabin bags fee when buying your ticket, your second bag of 10kg, from now on, will be placed into the hold at the gate. In exchange check-in bag allowance will be upgraded from 15kg to 20kg.
  This action is free of charge, but has generated angst among passengers that don't want to waste time waiting for their luggage at the carousel when arriving to destination. Nevertheless, Ryanair insists that 90 per cent of the hold luggage arrives to the terminal before the passenger <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ryanair-new-baggage-rules/">(The Telegraph).</a>
  “So far we’ve had lots of flights taking off today and we haven’t had any issues," said Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair's chief marketing officer to <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/5live">BBC 5 Live</a> this morning about how the implementation is going so far.
  The new policy is said to improve punctuality and avoid slow boarding, which usually ends in plane delays, as reported<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-bag-policy-latest-passengers-carry-on-luggage-cabin-hold-budget-airline-a8159481.html"> by The Independent.</a> It was expected to be issued in November, but was postponed due to the fiasco with the pilot roaster in September that led to 40-50 flights being cancelled till the end of October. About 400,000 were affected<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/18/ryanair-flight-cancellation-passengers-holiday"> (The Guardian).</a>
  "These bag policy changes will cost Ryanair over 50 million euros (£46 million) per annum in reduced checked bag fees. However, we believe offering bigger bags at reduced fees will encourage more customers to consider checking in a bag, which will reduce the high volume of customers we have with two carry-on bags at the boarding gates," <a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/ryanair-is-cutting-hand-luggage-allowance-to-one-bag-a3628041.html">said Jacobs in September.</a>
  Airlines all over the world are suffering against the trend of low-cost budget airlines. The market is becoming more competitive and they have to find new ways to make money and cut costs.  In Asia, the trend that has long been adopted in America and Europe, started no too long ago with AirAsia bringing the model to the region.
  This New Year's Signapore Airlines tried to introduce a new fee of $50 if purchasing a ticket with card. The customers complain was so loud, they had to take remove it with no success, <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/9dc0a704-f747-11e7-8715-e94187b3017e">The Financial Times reports.</a>
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A Ryanair counter at Glasgow airport. Photo by Ralf Roletschek, Wikipedia &nbsp;
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