Ryanair Shares Travel Packing Tips To Help You Avoid Hassle And Extra Charges

The do’s and don’ts from Ryanair are aimed at taking the hassle out of travel during the holiday season

Ryanair has shared its list of dos and don’t when it comes to packing for a holiday trip and avoid extra charges. 

All Ryanair fares include one small personal bag that can be brought on board, but it must not exceed 40x20x25cm and must fit under the seat.

If you want to add a cabin bag, it must fit in a case measuring 55x40x20cm and weigh no more than ten kilos.

One of the tips from Ryanair to help you avoid exceeding the baggage weight is to wear your heaviest footwear to the airport, and bring no more than two other pairs of footwear. 

The air carrier says if you want to travel light, a little bit of organisation goes a long way. Ryanair has compiled a list of  packing dos and don’ts to help you look forward to less hassle the next time you fly which you can read here

One piece of advice is to pack your shoes first, lining the sides of your case. Stuff your shoes with socks and smaller items of clothing, gadgets or jewellery. This will also prevent your shoes from losing their shape.

Ryanair also advises to pack your heaviest items (e.g. shoes, jeans) in the bottom of your wheelie suitcase. You’ll find it’s much easier to roll as the weight will be more evenly distributed.

Don’t waste unused space – roll your clothes instead of folding. They’ll wrinkle less and you’ll have much more room in your luggage to fit in any extras you pick up while you’re away.

The air carrier also advises to make it easier to spot your checked-in luggage on the carousel, especially if your luggage is black, navy or grey (like 99.9% of the population). Add a colourful luggage tag or ribbon to the handle so that there’s no confusion on arrival.

Another tip is not to keep all your packing space to yourself, especially if you’re travelling as a couple. Split your clothes between two pieces of luggage in case one of them gets lost in transit.

Ryanair also advises passengers to make a copy of your passport, driving licence and/or ID card and email them to yourself. It’s also a good idea to take photos of these and save them to the camera on your phone in case you don’t have internet access when you get to your destination.

It is also advisable to pack a lightweight, foldable bag inside your carry-on luggage.  If you’re asked to hand over your carry-on luggage to check-in crew at the last minute because the overhead lockers are full, you’ll have somewhere to stash your phone, e-reader, money, snacks and any other valuables you can’t live without during the flight. This small bag can then be placed under the seat in front of you.

Ryanair also advises passenger not to forget your travel adaptor if you’re flying to European countries with different electrical sockets than at home.

Bonus Tip: If you forget the adaptor plug for your phone, check the side or back of the TV at your accommodation for a USB port.  You should be able to plug your USB cable in and charge your phone from there.

(Source – Donegal Democrat / Donegal Live – Local News – David Power – 14/05/2024)

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