Ryanair / Wizz Air: Cabin baggage is not free

The two low cost airlines will now charge cabin baggage to their customers.

They announced this change last August. The low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air endorsed their new pricing policy on Wednesday, November 1st.

Passengers will now have to pay for the bags or suitcases in the cabin. Customers of the Irish airline Ryanair will have to pay an additional six euros when booking their plane ticket. If the option is taken out after the reservation, the customers will have to pay of eight euros of expenses instead of six. Only the premium passengers of the company will be exempted from this formality.

In case of forgetting to add baggage, passengers will be able to buy “a checked bag of 10 kg at the baggage counter for 20 euros or at the boarding gate for 25 euros”, said the company on its website Internet.

The free luggage allowed in the cabin must now respect the following dimensions: 40x20x25 centimeters. The airline puts forward several reasons to justify its new fare policy: reducing delays and saving time when tagging baggage by ground staff.

The Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air draws on Ryanair. Only passengers with a cabin luggage of less than 10 kilos up to 40x30x20 cm can board without additional cost.

“There is no regulatory constraint that imposes on a company free or no luggage transport,” said a spokesman for the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

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