As of Jan. 15, 2018 Ryan air has a new carry on and check in baggage policy. They are even stricter. How is this possible?
How is what possible? They aren't stricter. They haven't been strict for a while. All this means is your bag goes in the hold. You had the risk before. Now it's not a risk it's going to happen.
Nothing wrong with an airline being 'strict' about its baggage policies. At least you know where you are then.
Here is a handy guide to the new policy:
The *only* difference with the new policy is that if you don't pay for priority boarding or have a flex ticket, you will have to collect your carry on at baggage reclaim.
Why are people shocked when a cheap airline doesn't provide the same standards as a regular full price airline?
Because people are used to the cheap airlines providing more -)
They're no stricter than previously. They've just changed the rules slightly. If your bag complied before it still does, it's just that without priority boarding it will be placed in the hold free of charge.
Because all bags are going to be handled by staff, those that are gate checked onto the flight I wonder if they will put all the bags quickly through the size cage to make sure it complied.
Not that in complaining because I follow the rules but others that thought they could get away with a little extra before may get a shock!
Well they have just invested in a lot of new bag sizers displaying the new rules, so I would be very surprised if they didn't use them.
But this isn't a change. Under the old rules, if your bag didn't comply, you were charged the £50 stupid fine to put it in the hold.