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    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 20th May 19, 8:30 AM
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    Cabin bag Ryanair 20th May 19 at 8:30 AM
    Noticed that Ryanair quote cabin bag size as 55x40x20.

    Normally we fly with BA where I notice the sizes are 56x45x25 so a little bigger.

    Not measured the size of our cabin bags but, obviously, I don't want to rock up at the airport and find out I've got to cough up and extra 50 per bag because the cabin bag is 5cm too wide.

    Are they that strict?
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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 20th May 19, 9:13 AM
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    • 20th May 19, 9:13 AM
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    • 20th May 19, 9:13 AM
    If they test your bag it has to squeeze into a metal frame of the given size, never had one checked myself but have seen people move a few items about so a bag can be squeezed in.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 20th May 19, 10:49 AM
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    • 20th May 19, 10:49 AM
    You could take a chance, nobody can predict the odds. You could instead check in a 10kg cabin bag for 10 or so...
    • lurkylurky
    • By lurkylurky 20th May 19, 10:45 PM
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    • 20th May 19, 10:45 PM
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    • 20th May 19, 10:45 PM
    My friend flew from East Midlands today and said Ryanair were being very strict on bag sizes.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 21st May 19, 7:15 AM
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    • 21st May 19, 7:15 AM
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    • 21st May 19, 7:15 AM
    Noticed that Ryanair quote cabin bag size as 55x40x20.

    Normally we fly with BA where I notice the sizes are 56x45x25 so a little bigger.

    Not measured the size of our cabin bags but, obviously, I don't want to rock up at the airport and find out I've got to cough up and extra 50 per bag because the cabin bag is 5cm too wide.

    Are they that strict?
    Originally posted by paulfoel
    Other people's experiences are irrelevant.

    Ryanair have stated their maximum dimensions.
    Even if every passenger before you has 'got away with it', it doesn't mean you will.

    If you choose to play the odds and take a bag bigger than those sizes, be prepared to pay for the 'privilege'.

    Or measure the bags you have to be sure before you leave for the airport.
    That seems to be the obvious solution.
    • paulfoel
    • By paulfoel 22nd May 19, 8:28 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 8:28 AM
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    Its a bit unclear. If you're cabin bag is oversize, whats the charge?
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 22nd May 19, 9:04 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 9:04 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 9:04 AM
    Its a bit unclear. If you're cabin bag is oversize, whats the charge?
    Originally posted by paulfoel
    Where did you get the 50 per bag from?

    Not measured the size of our cabin bags but, obviously, I don't want to rock up at the airport and find out I've got to cough up and extra 50 per bag because the cabin bag is 5cm too wide.
    Originally posted by paulfoel
    I've always found Ryanair website to be pretty clear about baggage and charges.

    What does it say on there?
    ETA:
    If you're non-priority, I suggest you read up about the size of bag allowed in the cabin.
    Last edited by Pollycat; 22-05-2019 at 9:07 AM.
    • mattyprice4004
    • By mattyprice4004 22nd May 19, 10:28 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 10:28 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 10:28 AM
    Tape measures are 99p at Home Bargains, I'd recommend investing in one to remove doubt.
    My bags have never been checked, but given a cheap Ryanair sized bag is under a tenner on eBay, it'll be much cheaper to order one of those (if needed, when you've used your trusty 99p tape measure!) than pay to have them put in the hold.
    • spiro
    • By spiro 23rd May 19, 1:40 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 1:40 PM
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    • 23rd May 19, 1:40 PM
    Noticed that Ryanair quote cabin bag size as 55x40x20.

    Normally we fly with BA where I notice the sizes are 56x45x25 so a little bigger.

    Not measured the size of our cabin bags but, obviously, I don't want to rock up at the airport and find out I've got to cough up and extra 50 per bag because the cabin bag is 5cm too wide.

    Are they that strict?
    Originally posted by paulfoel
    You need to be clear which cabin bag you are talking about:

    All passengers - 40cm x 20cm x 25cm - no weight limit
    Priority passenger - as above plus another 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (max 10kg).

    https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/baggage/bag-policy

    As others have said it's pot luck if you get stopped and checked on busier flights they appear (to me) to check more.
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