For the second time this year Ryainair is changing its cabin-baggage policy. From the 1st of november passengers are only allowed to carry one mid size bag on the plane free of charge. Passengers who want to take a wheelie-trolley up to 10kg on board will have to pay £6 for priority boarding to take the bag on the plane or £8 to check the bag in.
Passengers are currently allowed to check-in 2 bags free of charge, but only can carry both on the plane when paid for priority boarding.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:
“From November 2018, we are introducing a new lower cost 10kg checked bag and changing our carry-on bag policy to eliminate boarding/flight delays. Priority Boarding customers will continue to enjoy two free carry-on bags. All other (non-priority) customers will be allowed one free (small) carry-on bag, and those who wish to check in a second bigger 10kg bag can do from €/£8 at the time of booking.
This new policy will speed up the boarding and cut flight delays. 60% of customers will be unaffected by these changes and we expect that the other 40% will either choose to buy Priority Boarding or a 10kg check bag or will choose to travel with only one (free) small bag as 30% already do so today.”
You don’t have to be a contestant on The Amazing Race to know that air travel can be extremely stressful. Even the calmest and level headed people tend to transform into harried, hurried monsters the minute they step inside an airport.
Flight delays, overpriced airport lounge cocktails, cramped leg room, the fear you’re going to be seated right in front of a colicky, crying baby. These are all good reasons to dread the entire flying experience.
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Here are some the best airlines you should consider for your next flight. Read more
Sometimes you need to hit rock bottom before changes can be made. This happened for United Airlines on April 9, 2017, after passenger David Dao was involuntarily dragged from flight 3411.
Mr. Dao was randomly selected as 1 of 4 passengers to exit the full flight in order to make room for United Airline’s staff. When Mr. Dao refused to comply, Chicago Department of Aviation law enforcement officers forcefully removed him, resulting in a broken nose, 2 lost teeth, and a concussion.
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A flight tracker app is a great way to find out if flights are delayed or running on time, but some have much more advanced features for aviation enthusiasts. Some include information from 40,000 feet, a view from the cockpit and which airport restaurants are the best and closest to your gate.
A flight tracker app can help people take the guesswork out of traveling. What once was a highly stressful experience is made easier by these downloadable tools.
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