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    • Katykat
    • By Katykat 11th Oct 16, 12:29 PM
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    Ryanair cabin baggage- how strict
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    Ryanair cabin baggage- how strict 11th Oct 16 at 12:29 PM
    OK! IM not taking the kitchen sink away. Travelling as a couple with 2 cabin bags. Going out with Monarch, no problems as both are bags are within their measurements. But coming back with Ryanair, their measurements are different. They state 55x40x20. Our 2 bags are 55x40x22. I know it's only 2cm over and in the grand scheme of things, is minute. But if the bags have to fit in a measuring guide, chances are that they might not go in as they are both hard bodied bags. So, DO Ryanair put your bags in a measuring guide? If not, how likely is it that they would refuse these bags? Once flew with Easyjet and even though they have measurement restrictions, they didn't seem to enforce it. People were taking quite large bags on.
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    • basil92
    • By basil92 11th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
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    OK! IM not taking the kitchen sink away. Travelling as a couple with 2 cabin bags. Going out with Monarch, no problems as both are bags are within their measurements. But coming back with Ryanair, their measurements are different. They state 55x40x20. Our 2 bags are 55x40x22. I know it's only 2cm over and in the grand scheme of things, is minute. But if the bags have to fit in a measuring guide, chances are that they might not go in as they are both hard bodied bags. So, DO Ryanair put your bags in a measuring guide? If not, how likely is it that they would refuse these bags? Once flew with Easyjet and even though they have measurement restrictions, they didn't seem to enforce it. People were taking quite large bags on.
    Originally posted by Katykat
    Pot luck I'm afraid. Flown with them many times and have seen people charged for overweight and over sized bags at the departure gate...on other occasions they just scan your boarding card and usher you aboard.
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    • TheShape
    • By TheShape 11th Oct 16, 12:48 PM
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    Really depends how full the flight is. Flown 8 times with Ryanair. 7 of those I've seen plenty of oversized bags allowed on but on a recent fully booked flight from Dublin to London they were checking bags. I saw a large but soft sided bag was able to be jammed into the measuring guide but another case with a hard base and large wheels just wouldn't go. Think the cost was £50/€50.
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 11th Oct 16, 1:17 PM
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    Luck: just to add, on one flight with them I saw several people being asked to put their bags into a measuring guide (and being charged for minute size differences) but they didn't bother with me, although my bag was probably slightly over-sized (but was soft and so I could probably have squashed it into the guide).
    • antenna
    • By antenna 11th Oct 16, 1:18 PM
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    They may be "hard bodied" bags but if i was caught and forced to pay £50/£100 i would stand on the bags to permanantly push in the sides,yeah,wreck the cases and buy 2 correct bags for my next trip.......Will they push in?.......
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    • antenna
    • By antenna 11th Oct 16, 1:22 PM
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    Or buy 2 at a charity shop of the correct size for £5 each
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    • antenna
    • By antenna 11th Oct 16, 1:23 PM
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    The charity shop does not have to be the "correct" size,any size shop will do!
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    • safesound
    • By safesound 11th Oct 16, 1:55 PM
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    My experience (earlier this year) when flying out they didn't even look at the hand luggage, but flying back from Crete they not only had those silly cages at the boarding gate but also tape measures and were actively enforcing the measurements by going down the queue checking anything that looked even slightly over.
    As other people have said im afraid it depends on lots of things. I wouldn't risk it but ymmv.
    • mikeeboy
    • By mikeeboy 11th Oct 16, 2:48 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 2:48 PM
    I've flown Ryanair quite a bit over the years. In more recent times they definitely seem to have relaxed their attitude.

    Good job too seeing the size some people take these days. All they seem to do now, is put a sticker on the larger looking ones and put them in the hold for free, especially on the way back when everybody has their second bag of duty free.
    • Katykat
    • By Katykat 11th Oct 16, 3:37 PM
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    Mmmm. So, take a chance or not? Might just take a couple of bin bags!!!!!
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    • safesound
    • By safesound 11th Oct 16, 4:22 PM
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    Home bargains are doing a basic cabin bag for £9. Probably not brilliant for that price but would work for one trip.
    http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/10037-trek-buddy-carry-on-cabin-luggage-wheeled-bag.aspx
    • Shelldean
    • By Shelldean 11th Oct 16, 6:50 PM
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    When we decided to do short trip and thus relying on just cabin bags, I noted all sizes from various airlines. Budget as well as others.
    Then using the smallest dimensions searched.for a case.
    My search got us the following from decathlon. Used for several short breaks and one main holiday so far. Still in good condition too. And holds a reasonable amount.

    Costs £11.99

    And even more importantly they fit Ryan air allowed cabin bag size.

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/tr-100-30l-cabin-case-id_8327867.html

    Also in pink...

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/tr-100-30-l-carry-on-case-id_8355130.html
    • Shelldean
    • By Shelldean 11th Oct 16, 6:54 PM
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    Or for £6.99 a soft sided cabin bag

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/35-l-foldaway-cabin-bag-id_8298646.html


    Might be worth getting a cheap bag for this trip as it'll be cheaper to buy new bag than pay the excess if they are being strict
    • spiro
    • By spiro 12th Oct 16, 6:03 AM
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    You need to bear in mind that Ryanair now allow you 2 pieces of handluggage, the smaller one is to allow you to put valuables etc in because they only allow the 1st 90 large items of hand luggage into the cabin. Those after no 90 are put in the hold at the gate free of charge.
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    • Katykat
    • By Katykat 12th Oct 16, 7:31 AM
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    You need to bear in mind that Ryanair now allow you 2 pieces of handluggage, the smaller one is to allow you to put valuables etc in because they only allow the 1st 90 large items of hand luggage into the cabin. Those after no 90 are put in the hold at the gate free of charge.
    Originally posted by spiro
    But there lies my problem. We are flying out with Monarch & they don't allow 2 bags, although there cabin bag measurements are slightly larger than Ryanair (25cm depth). Why can't the budget airlines agree to allow the same measurements?
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    • Westin
    • By Westin 12th Oct 16, 7:59 AM
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    Why can't the budget airlines agree to allow the same measurements?
    Commercial reasons/advantage over other airlines.

    It does tick me off at times on the sizing when some airlines will specify on the length measurement as being 55cm and others 56cm. You would think that some common sense might come into play over 1cm!

    It would make sense to have a common size however when IATA tried to introduce this plan a couple of years ago there was general outrage from all, including passengers.
    • PenguinOfDeath
    • By PenguinOfDeath 12th Oct 16, 2:51 PM
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    Just flown our with Ryanair, measurement cage not even looked at but people with wheely trolley bags were asked to put in hold for free, we both had Cabin Max backpacks and were waved through...similar story for easy jet on return but a woman near us had a tall but narrow backpack and was made to put that in the hold.
    • Hobsons Choice
    • By Hobsons Choice 12th Oct 16, 3:19 PM
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    Monarch will allow you to carry a "small duty free bag" as well as hand luggage.
    On our recent trip I carried hand luggage (within the specifications) plus an M&S carrier bag for book, newspaper, handbag. This was placed under the seat in front and wasn't a problem.
    Normal people worry me.
    • Double V
    • By Double V 12th Oct 16, 3:55 PM
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    I have been using Ryanair since 2004.
    And they have never checked my cabin bags, I think now they operate similar to EasyJet, you can carry as much weight as you can but the bag needs to fit in their measurement cage at the gate, should they need to check it.

    I have carried over 14kg in my cabin bag, the bag would have fitted in their cage easily, as it was only 2 heavy electronic equipments.
    • dondo
    • By dondo 13th Oct 16, 4:13 PM
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    Flew on 2 return journeys with Ryanair over the summer and they seemed very relaxed with hand luggage- that said we didn't see anyone obviously taking the mick when it came to size and weight.
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