60 responses

  1. Nat
    08/12/2013

    Hi I have a rucksack which size is W39 x H62 x D18cm so the height is 12cm over the allowance. However as it is a soft bag if I don’t fully pack it and tighten the strap I think I can get the height down. Will this be allowed?

    • Dave
      08/12/2013

      No, I really would not try with a strict airline like Ryanair. That is substantially over and you may get an aggressive staff member who says you can`t squish it. You will have to take a smaller bag and make use of the second hand luggage bag you can now take too which is actually quite generous or pay for hold luggage. Hope that helps even if that is not the answer you wanted!

      • Nat
        08/12/2013

        Sorry another question. This sounds really sill but in their bag size of 55 x 40 x 20cm which is the height, width and depth? I thought it went W,H,D but I just measured 55cm and it seems very wide. Also are these measurements fixed or can it be applied if you were to turn the case on it’s side for example then measure.

      • Dave
        10/12/2013

        55cm high, 40 cm wide and 20 cm is the depth. If it is obvious that your case fits in a certain way then make sure you put it in that way and it will be fine. If not buy a bag like the Right Sized Cabin Bag or the Cabin Max on this page or anything rated highly on Amazon with slightly lower than the correct dimensions and lots of good reviews and take a small handbag up to the 35 x 20 x 20 cms.

        I am sure you will be fine – Ryanair are trying to be more friendly now also

        Flying is fine also once you are on the plane and Ryanair are improving and some people love them for being on time and cheap.

  2. Nat
    08/12/2013

    Sorry I meant 22cm over!

    • Nat
      10/12/2013

      Thank you Dave! I managed to find a case that fit and the flight was successful. You were a great help!

      • Dave
        18/12/2013

        Cool, glad you found the site useful – that is what it is here for. If you know anyone else flying soon please share it with them!

  3. Nat
    08/12/2013

    Thank you! Yes I will definetly be taking a second bag. I’m not an experienced flyer and have never flown with Ryanair so you’re advice is much appreciated!

  4. maria
    15/01/2014

    hello
    my bag is 30cm high, 50 cm wide and 20 cm is the depth.do they accept that?

    • Dave
      15/01/2014

      Should do if you put it in the cage the right way round – even if that means it is upside down and check the depth really is 20cm – they are quite strict. Or take another bag and a small handbag as you are allowed 2 bags now – see the post for more on this.

      Have a good flight!

  5. Maureen
    16/02/2014

    Am travelling with Ryanair. I understand cabin baggage is max 10kg (55cm x 40 x 20) & 35cm x 20 x 20.
    Does this mean 10kg is total of two bags?

    • Dave
      22/02/2014

      Hi Maureen!
      The 10kg limit is for the larger cabin bag with the max size of 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
      So, it is NOT a combined weight limit for Ryanair cabin bags allowed for free meaning you can take a little more. Hope that helps!

      • Maureen
        22/02/2014

        Many thanks for your help.
        Have just booked with Ryanair for August so have plenty of time
        to sort but can be very confusing.
        Thanks again for your help.

      • Dave
        24/02/2014

        No problem – glad you found it useful and hopefully you`ll check back next time you fly!

  6. Tanya Lakhdar
    17/07/2014

    What are the rules on the liquids in the second bag? Are you allowed to have small amounts or none at all?
    I’d imagine if you were allowed that you’d have to put it in a plastic bag and less than 100ml or whatever, but are you allowed that as well as liquids in your main carry on?

    Also, are there any weight restrictions? I take it that there isn’t as I can’t find it anywhere on the internet…

    • Dave
      17/07/2014

      Hi Tanya – 2 good questions there!

      1) I would stick to just putting all your hand luggage liquids in one place in ONE clear zip lock bag – as that is a security restriction so there would be no point having liquids in both bags.

      2) No weight restrictions on the second bag it seems – there is no info about it anywhere as you say but 10kg on the main bag.

      Have a great flight!

  7. Angela
    14/08/2014

    My bag is 56 x 35 x 23 would that be exceptable flying with ryanair??

    • Dave
      15/08/2014

      No that is slightly too bad I`m afraid.

      • Angela
        15/08/2014

        Thanks for that I’ve changed my case now to the exact measurements, can’t take any chances, but what I’ve noticed the cabin cases are more expensive the smaller they get! Thanks for your help!

  8. dawn
    15/08/2014

    I’m taking a hard body case in the exact size 55x40x 20 will this be ok

    • Dave
      16/08/2014

      That is the size limit Dawn so should be fine = just watch out for the weight limit of 10kg for Ryanair as well.

  9. Angela
    16/08/2014

    Hi, it mentions on ryanair page with an asterisk that you can take a cabin case 55x40x20 plus a small handbag is that right?

    • Dave
      16/08/2014

      Yes you`re allowed the small handbag as well which is quite generous! It`s all on this page Angela.

  10. Angela
    16/08/2014

    question on addition handbag 35x20x20, does it have to be the exact dimensions, could it be 35x30x10 for example?

    • Angela
      18/08/2014

      Does handbags have to be the exact dimensions I’ve got a messenger bag 35x30x4 would that be acceptable?

      • Dave
        18/08/2014

        If it`s smaller in all dimensions then that`s fine – otherwise it`s not.

      • Angela
        18/08/2014

        Great thanks!

  11. Julie brown
    17/08/2014

    I have a holdall not a case so the biggest measurement is the length not the height will it still be accepted if i put it in the measure cage on its side…does that make sense ?

    • Dave
      17/08/2014

      Yes a holdall is fine – just put it in the right way around in the measuring cage. As long as it will fit if you`re asked it is fine.

      • Julie brown
        17/08/2014

        Sorry that’s what I mean it won’t go in the measure cage the right way it will need to go in on it’s side

  12. Eric Thompson
    30/08/2014

    Can I take a solar powered alarm box in hand luggage which will be sealed as new to France?

    • Dave
      01/09/2014

      Yep that`s fine.

  13. Heather bridge
    01/09/2014

    Hi is it right that I can carry a hand bag FREE of charge onto the plane?
    Thanks

    • Dave
      03/09/2014

      Yes that is correct Heather – you can take a small handbag and a cabin bag onto Ryanair flights.

  14. SUSAN
    04/09/2014

    I use e-light cigarettes which need battery’s, am I allowed to Carrie these in my hand bag ????

  15. David
    07/09/2014

    If you chose to pay for checked in baggage, do you still get free cabin luggage allowance. Sounds greedy but just wanted to weigh up my options

    • Dave
      07/09/2014

      Absolutely David – not greedy at all! You get the hold (checked luggage) for your Ryanair flight and the free cabin luggage allowance if you pay for the checked bags.

      • David
        07/09/2014

        Many thanks for your reply. Just didn’t want to be restricted on what could be taken on the trip.

  16. Kelsey
    09/09/2014

    Hi, im really struggling with the decision to buy a different hand luggage bag. My suitcase is 52.5 x 38 x 23.8, do you think they will be strict with the 3.8 over, as the other two are under the limit?

    • Dave
      15/09/2014

      Depends if you get lucky Kelsey. However, considering you can take a small handbag on Ryanair also I would definitely recommend into getting a new smaller cabin bag for future flights and the fine would be more.

      • Kelsey
        16/09/2014

        Thank you Dave, I have decided to use a smaller bag, the other one will be okay for flights other than Ryanair. Thank you again!

      • Dave
        17/09/2014

        No worries Kelsey – have a good flight!

  17. monica
    21/09/2014

    wishing to take a tennis raquet with me , but the handle will poke out the top of the small rucksack. will this be ok?

    • Dave
      24/09/2014

      They will say it won`t be OK unfortunately. There are separate charges for sports equipment or you will have to try and put it inside paid hold luggage Monica.

  18. Mirela
    23/09/2014

    I have one spray deodorant, two bottles of shampoo (400ml and 250ml), facial cream (200ml), toothpaste (80ml) and some make-up. Is that ok to carry in my hold-baggage, according to Ryanair rules?.. I dont want trouble or unnecessary delay at airport and its my first flight by plane ever so many thanks for answer!

    • Dave
      24/09/2014

      That is fine in hold luggage but not in hand luggage Mirela. Hope that helps!

  19. catherine
    23/09/2014

    hi if i paid excess 15kg luggage can i take larger case to go below into storage

    • Dave
      24/09/2014

      I don`t really understand Catherine.
      If you`ve paid for 15kg then that is what you will have plus the standard hand luggage allowance detailed on this page.

  20. Zeeshan
    28/09/2014

    Hello

    I have been struggling with bags allowed with Ryanair, as per their site they have written.

    http://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions/regulations-cabinbaggage/

    “One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms may be carried per passenger*.”

    and * refers to

    * A baby bag up to 5kg may be carried by the accompanying adult in addition to their own cabin bag allowance when an infant (aged 8 days to 23 months) is travelling on an adult’s lap

    I have checked online and on boarding pass it says,

    “1 large cabin bag (size 55 x 40 x 20 cms) plus 1 small bag or personal item (size 35 x 20 x 20cms) per passenger.”

    Information on their site and boarding pass conflicts so which one should I follow?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Dave
      28/09/2014

      Hi Zeeshan.

      Both are actually correct but unless you are travelling with an infant ignore the latter part.

      So the “One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms may be carried per passenger.” is correct for Ryanair flights and is the standard hand luggage allowance.

      However, IF you are travelling with an infant then you get the additional 5kg. This is a separate policy and I imagine not relevant to your situation.

      Hope that helps!

  21. Diane Sherin
    04/10/2014

    I am traveling to Italy for 5 weeks and need to take essential medication with me,can I carry it in its foil packets in my handbag as I cannot lose it in transit.Does it need to be in a20cmx20cm transparent zip plastic?Also will it be the same for cosmetics,ie in my handbag?

    • Dave
      04/10/2014

      Yeah take the medicine in your hand luggage. If it`s a liquid just put in in the 20 x 20 cm transparent bag (the same as cosmetics). For medicine it is best to carry a prescription/doctor`s note too if possible. It should be fine.

      Have a great trip Diane!

  22. ROW
    04/10/2014

    My bag is 55 X 40 X 22 do you think I could risk it?

    • Dave
      04/10/2014

      No, just take a smaller bag and make good use of the second handbag too.

  23. Anna
    07/10/2014

    Is it alright to have one bag for two people weighing 20kg we are travelling on Thursday

    • Dave
      07/10/2014

      No unfortunately Ryanair don`t let you pool hand luggage so you would need 2 separate 10kg bags. Remember each person can also take a small handbag – sizes are on this page.

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