Ryanair’s new onboard luggage policy starts this Monday (January 15th) in a bid, according to the low-cost carrier, to reduce the volume of carry-on bags and to cut down on flight delays.

As from next week, only passengers paying extra for priority boarding will be allowed to carry two bags with them onto aircraft.

Reduced fees for checked bags are being introduced with an increase in checked-in bag sizes to cut down on the number of passengers with two bags at the boarding gates.

“There is not enough overhead cabin space for this volume of carry-on bags, which is causing boarding/flight delays,” the airline said.

The check-in bag allowance is going up from 15kg to 20kg for all bags while the standard check-in bag fee has been cut by £10 to £25 for a 20kg bag.

But only priority boarding passengers, including those on Plus, Flexi Plus and Family Plus fares, will be allowed to bring two carry-on bags onto the aircraft.

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