Cabin luggage sold as ‘fitting Ryanair’ can’t be taken on board for free
‘Don’t assume you’ll be able to fly with a bag for free’
Steve Nowottny, news and features editor at MoneySavingExpert.com, said: “Ryanair’s baggage rules are super-strict, and given they changed twice last year, passengers can unsurprisingly get caught out. But retailers need to do what they can to help and make sure they’re really clear when selling luggage.
“If a bag is marketed as being suitable for Ryanair, many will assume that means you can fly with it for free. If that’s not the case, shoppers should be clearly warned.
“It’s good to see a number of stores making changes to their sites off the back of our investigation, but if you’re a passenger looking for a new cabin bag, the message is clear. Don’t assume you’ll be able to fly with a bag for free based on the marketing spiel alone. Instead, check the exact measurements of any bag you plan to buy, and your airline’s allowances.”