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    Ryanair Hold Baggage
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    • 25th Jul 11, 12:56 PM
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    Ryanair Hold Baggage 25th Jul 11 at 12:56 PM
    Travelling to Spain this Summer with Ryanair and was planning to not give any extra cash to Mr O'Leary by taking hand luggage only.

    However, as I've just got back into golf, thought I'd take a cheap half set of clubs out with me to leave at my house in Spain. Ryanair charge 40 one-way for sport equipment, but I'd still be in pocket given the price of golf clubs in Spain.

    Hang on though, what's this - the box that my golf clubs came in is actually slightly smaller than the maximum dimensions for hold baggage as published on Ryanair's website - 81cms (height), 119cms (width) and 119cms (depth), and weighs less than 15kg, so if I just put this in the hold as normal baggage then I only have to pay 20 !!

    Obviously I don't want to turn up at the airport and Ryanair refuse this as normal baggage, so is there any reason why they may do this? I've looked at their terms and conditions and none of the following statements seem to apply, but then I'm a reasonable person and I know that being reasonable often doesn't apply to some employees of Mr. O'Leary!

    8.3 ITEMS UNACCEPTABLE AS BAGGAGE
    8.3.1 You must not include in your Baggage:
    8.3.1.1 items which are likely to endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft, as more particularly set out in Article 8.10 below;
    8.3.1.2 items the carriage of which is prohibited by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any state to be flown from or to;
    8.3.1.3 items which are reasonably considered by us to be unsuitable for carriage because they are dangerous, unsafe or by reason of their weight, size, shape or character, or which are fragile or perishable having regard to, among other things, the type of aircraft being used;

    The box in question would be approx. 117cm x 30 x 30.

    I've seen plenty of boxes appearing on the baggage carousels at airports before, but I wanted to find out the views of other Moneysaving Experts before deciding.
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