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Baggage Allowance Back Down For Ryanair...  
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

Thanks alot FR...

As from 1st November 2006, FR's baggage allowance of 20kg per bag will drop down to 15kg per bag again...

So now you have to pay to check the bag in and only get an allowance of 15kg.. Oh plus no baggage pooling...

This is going to be fun..

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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Thread starter):
This is going to be fun..

Especially if your going to be checking the passengers in and they exceed the limit and your taking their money!!!

Look at it on the bright side... Passengers are usually more happier if you check them in at 4am for the first flights of the day!  Wink



Joys of flying Ryanair! - I love them!!!

[Edited 2006-07-25 22:29:31]

User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 1):
Especially if your going to be checking the passengers in and they exceed the limit and your taking their money!!!

Look at it on the bright side... Passengers are usually more happier if you check them in at 4am for the first flights of the day!

Argh... Its going to be fantastic.. Dont matter what time of the day, any excuse to kick off, Today one woman demand I go and change up some money for her because its pathetic we only accept £ and Cards in the UK.....


User currently offlineOHLBU From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Just wondering when will they begin to weigh passengers and charge them by the kilogram...  bouncy 

User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Quoting OHLBU (Reply 3):
Just wondering when will they begin to weigh passengers and charge them by the kilogram

That would make me £374  Wink

No I dont wiegh myself on the belts when no ones around  Wink


Honest!

 Wink


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 2):
Today one woman demand I go and change up some money for her because its pathetic we only accept £ and Cards in the UK.....

You could have had a worst day today...  Wink Especially if you had to deal with one of the 15,000 missing bags that never arrived of the flights frim Stansted.

Kazzie, could I ask a slightly off the cuff question while your online... No disrespect to you or your colleagues that check in FR flights at LTN. But why does FR flights at LTN always have a horrendous queues when checking in and the other flights checking-in aways seem a lot shorter. I have noticed this numerous times in the last few months when checking in for flights at LTN, when I look over at the FR desk.


User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1053 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Outrageous - as I akways say, try to find great deals from others like AB, 4U etc... they give you reasonable allowances and treat you like a human.


Lufthansa Group of Airlines
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3903 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

But don't forget - no fuel surcharges at Ryanair....  Smile (or so they say....)

User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 5):
Kazzie, could I ask a slightly off the cuff question while your online... No disrespect to you or your colleagues that check in FR flights at LTN. But why does FR flights at LTN always have a horrendous queues when checking in and the other flights checking-in aways seem a lot shorter. I have noticed this numerous times in the last few months when checking in for flights at LTN, when I look over at the FR desk.

None Taken

some reasons:

1. Passengers at the desk arguing or trying to get themselves out of a baggage charge

2. Check-in is completely manual, No computers so takes more time, with pen, papers, Stickers

3. We have 2 hours to tackle around 180 between 2 of us

4. Writing out excess baggage skips

5. Slow baggage belts

6. language barriers, When passengers dont understand you it takes a slight bit longer

Really, Its not that easy... We have complaints about the queue times but Thats why we ask you to turn up 2 hours before, so we can get you all checked-in and the flight closed on time...

Oh and listen mate, next time you fly, Would It hurt you to come say hello

[Edited 2006-07-25 23:22:23]

User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 7):
But don't forget - no fuel surcharges at Ryanair.... (or so they say....)

Of course no fuel surcharges, just phanton goverment taxes they extort from you.


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

Well, when you are paying for some of the cheapest fares in the world, I would pay it any day.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3903 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 7):
But don't forget - no fuel surcharges at Ryanair.... Smile (or so they say....)

Just to avoid misunderstandings - I tried to be ironic....


User currently offlineAirtraveler From Italy, joined Jan 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 10):
Well, when you are paying for some of the cheapest fares in the world, I would pay it any day.

Correct, and if you compare with a legacy airline (like Lufthansa) for european flights in economy you have 20 kg for checked bag and 8 kg for carry on. this makes a total of 28kg. With FR actual rules you have 20 kg checked + 10 kg carry on - total 30 kg, 2 kg more than Lufthansa or Swiss. With this new Ryanair rules change it will be 25 kg (15 + 10) total, only 3 kg less at a generally much lower ticket cost. Still not so bad to me.


User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Quoting Airtraveler (Reply 12):
Correct, and if you compare with a legacy airline (like Lufthansa) for european flights in economy you have 20 kg for checked bag and 8 kg for carry on. this makes a total of 28kg. With FR actual rules you have 20 kg checked + 10 kg carry on - total 30 kg, 2 kg more than Lufthansa or Swiss. With this new Ryanair rules change it will be 25 kg (15 + 10) total, only 3 kg less at a generally much lower ticket cost. Still not so bad to me.

But then take in to account that you cant share your luggage between 2/3 people and even bags

so example if you have 1 bag at 25kg and another at 5kg an Excess charge still applies

Also If you have 2 passengers with one bag at 30Kg it will still count as being 10 kg over as you cant share..

right now the rule of sharing is over looked vastly by passengers and this is where they get caught out and want to argue their case.. its that and wanting to re-pack the bag which also delays check-in.. which is why i send them away to re-pack...


User currently offlineAirtraveler From Italy, joined Jan 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 13):
But then take in to account that you cant share your luggage between 2/3 people and even bags

On that I have to agree completly with you, is somthing that people do not understand - and that does not make too mutch sence as well!
In many situations for families is easier to pack one single piece of bag than several, it easier to handle! I know and I like to do that as well.


User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Quoting Airtraveler (Reply 14):
On that I have to agree completly with you, is somthing that people do not understand - and that does not make too mutch sence as well!
In many situations for families is easier to pack one single piece of bag than several, it easier to handle! I know and I like to do that as well.

Same on my part...

This is whats causing so many problems at recent... I dont agree with the rule but unfortunately I have to enforce it and get shot in the Neck for it, and I dont even work for Ryanair, Fantastic eh  Wink


User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

OK, now that we got the FR peoples attention I got comments/questions:

From another thread, Where are the Barf Bags on FR, since there is no seat pocket? Is it true you charge for them and there is a 3 Pound disposal fee?

I bought tickets for flights from London-Rome, and from Rome-Paris on March 12th I think. In London I got 20 Kg allotment, but in Rome I got only 15 KGs, and I was told in Rome it was because purchase date of flight was before March 15th (I thought it would be flight date). OK, did I get a good deal in London, or a bad deal in Rome?

Actually I liked flying FR, but it would be really nice if FR would just drop the, "check in time opens at x:xx, and closes at x:xx nonsense. Do it like WN does in the state, when you arrive at the airport you check in, and it does not matter if you are 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours early. Also, what's with the individual lines for individual flights? All lines should handle all FR flights. I know it can be done, I've seen WN do it. If FR could make that change I would be a lot happier -- even if I need to pay 8 eurors/KG above 15KG, because the cost for the flights are quite nice.


User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

I'm Not FR Staff but ill do my best!

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 16):
From another thread, Where are the Barf Bags on FR, since there is no seat pocket? Is it true you charge for them and there is a 3 Pound disposal fee?

This I cannot confirm, But I dont think its true

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 16):
I bought tickets for flights from London-Rome, and from Rome-Paris on March 12th I think. In London I got 20 Kg allotment, but in Rome I got only 15 KGs, and I was told in Rome it was because purchase date of flight was before March 15th (I thought it would be flight date). OK, did I get a good deal in London, or a bad deal in Rome?

If both flights were booked at the same time then London Just let you off the old policy, Ill chuck my hands up and Admit I have done the same but giving passengers on the old Policy of 15kg up to 20kg, A. To save Argument and to get the flight closed on time

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 16):
Actually I liked flying FR, but it would be really nice if FR would just drop the, "check in time opens at x:xx, and closes at x:xx nonsense. Do it like WN does in the state, when you arrive at the airport you check in, and it does not matter if you are 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours early. Also, what's with the individual lines for individual flights? All lines should handle all FR flights. I know it can be done, I've seen WN do it. If FR could make that change I would be a lot happier -- even if I need to pay 8 eurors/KG above 15KG, because the cost for the flights are quite nice.

Well Ill use LTN for Example, There is just no point in running Common check-in as there is not enough flights to keep them open, And to be honest Its quicker just to do assigned check-in.. Thats FR's way, To get it done quick..


User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

Cheap airline, cheap tickets, cheap passengers.
You pay as little as possible, get what you pay for, and then whine about it.
And that's priceless!


User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2634 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

Can someone please clear all this up then becasue I get conflicting reports on the whole baggage allowance issue.

In early July I booked a one way London Stansted to Stockholm Skavsta for August 22nd departure. On the printout for the ticket, it clearly states I am entitled to 20kg of baggage in the hold ("checked baggage") and that this will change from November 1st onwards.

Ok, fine.

But then i read reports on here and on other sites of passengers only being allowed 15kg of checked baggae.

So what's the deal here?


User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 7):
But don't forget - no fuel surcharges at Ryanair.... Smile (or so they say....)

he he no need they just keep the fairs the same and cut the checked baggage weight  Wink

any bets on when they bring it down to 10kg  Wink



I wanna fly but they wont let me :( grr
User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

My friend is moving back to London in the end of August how much luggage can she bring 20kg + 10 kg handluggage or 15kg+10kg she has not booked her ticket yet.

Regards Sukhoi


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

I flew Ryanair a month ago to GRO. My fare was 99p each way so even though they charge for everything apart from using the lavatory, I still didn't care. What do people expect when they pay these fares anyway?

I decided not to pay £5 to check in my luggage so I only took one backpack with me (I was lucky I could fit everything inside) and also checked in online. I was so happy to see that I had avoided the very long queues at the airport that never seemed to move.

A bit off topic, but does it help if you are very polite with the staff? I managed to ckeck in 47kg of luggage with Czech Airlines with no extra charge and they even offered to let me take one piece onboard as a business class hand luggage. I had to repack though because my large suitcase was 34kg. I was very impressed with their ground staff at STN!


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Quoting Lewis (Reply 22):
What do people expect when they pay these fares anyway?

Exactly. think it's some sort of rip-off, but hey, I never tried them and never will have any obligation. If they have that rule - fine... As long as they post it and keep it transparent...

After all it's still Fr...

But then, AA just let me board an oversold flight dumping some poor feller, and not even bitching about me carrying 4 bags on board...
Lucky me...



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

I remember MOL say a few year's ago that he wanted to phase out luggage allowance, because "our fares are so cheap that you can afford buy/hire anything you need at your destination".

Aside from the question, "are the fares really that much cheaper" presumably anything that you bought would have to be dumped because the same would apply to the return fare.


25 TimRees : I recently flew RYR for the first time LTN-GRO. I was under the impression the luggage allowance was 15kg (I'm sure that's what it said on the conditi
26 Post contains images Slz396 : I was thinking the same! Most likely somewhere at the end of the year, when the winter cold settles in again, the conflict in the Middle East still i
27 Post contains images Kazzie : If you booked before March 16th then you have an allowance of 20Kg... We only weigh hand luggage if we think it may be to heavy, The allowance is 10k
28 Trent900 : Not sure where you heard or read that but the last count was approx 2,800 bags. I must say it was the worst I've seen it. Mountains of bags everyware
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