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Ryanair warns baggage rules will be ‘rigorously enforced’ this summer

Passengers flying with Ryanair are being urged to “fully comply” with its cabin bag rules as the airline enters its busiest ever summer season.

The budget carrier warned that rules will be “rigorously enforced” after some travellers have been found to be taking larger than permitted bags on board its aircraft.

Only 90 normal cabin bags can be carried at any one time due to overhead locker space restrictions and the reminder will have to be stowed in the hold.

Only passengers who buy priority boarding from €5 are guaranteed to get their bag on board

The airline allows one normal sized (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) 10kg bag and one smaller bag on board per passenger.

Any over-sized luggage will either be refused or placed in the aircraft hold at a cost of €50.

Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said: “Customers are permitted to bring a normal cabin bag and a smaller bag onboard and the allowance of a second bag has been one of our most popular ‘Always Getting Better’ improvements.

“However, we’ve noticed some customers are bringing larger than permitted bags onboard, which can cause delays, and our policy may be reviewed should this practice continue.”

He added: “As we enter the peak summer period with many full flights, we urge customers to ensure that they travel with less carry-on bags where possible.

“Our aircraft can only carry 90 larger carry-on bags and our gate agents will rigorously enforce our carry-on policy to avoid flight delays and ensure an enjoyable travel experience for all customers.

“Any customers who wish to carry larger baggage are advised to purchase a checked-in bag.”

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