Ryanair charging €75 each way for 15kg bags on their hand baggage only soccer flights to Lyon

  • Three Dublin – Lyon @08.10, 13.20 & 18.50 on Sat June 25 
  • Two Dublin – Lyon @05.45 & 05.55 on Sunday June 26
  • Two Lyon – Dublin @21,00 & 21.25 on Sunday June 26
  • Four Lyon – Dublin @00.30, 12.00, 17.10 & 22.45 on Mon June 27

liberte-egaliteRyanair has scheduled five outbound and six inbound flgihts tor Ireland’s round of 16 European Championship clash with France on Sunday, June 26th.

Following what the airline calls unprecedented demand from Irish fans, Ryanair’s Euro specials will depart from Dublin with three flights @08.10, 13.20 & 18.50 on Saturday June 25 and two flights @05.45 & 05.55 on Sunday June 26 and return from Lyon with two flights @21,00 & 21.25 on Sunday June 26 and four flights @00.30, 12.00, 17.10 & 22.45 on Monday June 27,

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The flights will operate with hand baggage only due to operational constraints, “and in honour of Thierry Henry’s infamous handball.”

Passengers who attempt to book a 15kg bag on the flight is being charged €150 return for their bag.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “We’ve been inundated with requests from Irish fans ever since the final whistle blew in Lille last night and we’ve scheduled 5 special Euro 2016 flights for Ireland’s crunch tie against France on Sunday in Lyon, departing Dublin on Saturday and Sunday morning, and returning on Sunday night and Monday morning. Seats are extremely limited so fans should sit down (for the Boys in Green), log on to www.ryanair.com and book their flights to Lyon.These Euro specials will sell fast and are only available for booking on the Ryanair.com website. Fans should note that these flights will operate with hand baggage only, to remind ourselves of Thierry Henry’s handball in 2009, and we all hope the French defence joins their Air Traffic Controllers and the rest of their unions by going AWOL on Sunday.”

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