Flight length will determine Ryanair’s new simpler 6 checked bag charges

  • Ryanair says baggage charges reduced for 92pc of customers
  • Did they really have 108 bag charges? We try to figure it out

Kenny jacobs Bags_June 2016 copyRyanair bag booking options have been made much more clear from Friday June 2nd. The charges for checked bags are down to six from 108.

Ryanair says they previously had 108 bag options:

  • a 15kg bag which could be booked at high or low season at 3 different stages of booking, during booking, added to booking or at airport, across 3 different route lengths / types (short, long or domestic) and as three different bag options (1st 2nd or 3rd bag).
  • Now customers will be able to choose to book a 15kg, 20kg or third 20kg bag and will pay one price per bag size regardless of whether the bag is booked during the initial flight booking, added to the booking or booked at the airport.
  • High season and low season baggage fees will be consolidated to one set rate, which will only be higher on longer haul routes (thus offering six baggage options).
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Sixteen separate enhancements were announced under round three of Ryanair’s Always Getting Better programme, some of them evolved from previous AGBs.
They say the checked-in bag fees wil be reduced for 92pc of its 116m customers. Customers on domestic flights under 2 hours will have their bag fees cut by 50pc, while customers on all other flights under 3 hours will enjoy savings of up to 17pc. Customers on flights over 3 hours will see no change to their checked bag fees.ryanair bag fee savings

Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said in a statement: “We’re pleased to cut bag fees for 92% of customers as part of our “Always Getting Better” programme with a streamlined range of just 6 bag fee options, as we continue to listen to our customers and improve the Ryanair experience for the 116m people we’ll carry this year.

Over 92pc of our customers will enjoy reduced bag fees and will pay the same price for checking-in a bag whether bought at the time of the initial booking or added to the booking, regardless of seasonality. Furthermore, customers will also be able to add bags to their bookings via the Ryanair app up to 3 hours before their scheduled time of departure.

These bag changes are in addition to our best-in-class cabin bag allowance, offering two free carry-on bags, and we’ll continue to offer the biggest and best choice of destinations, with the most on-time flights and a fantastic onboard experience, as we grow our fleet, traffic and routes – and all on the lowest fares.”

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