Ryanair’s new hand luggage rules – and the bags to beat them

As the new policy comes into effect, here’s what passengers need to know, plus five carry-ons that will make the journey

Ryanair is introducing yet another baggage policy, just months after the last one flopped because it caused plane turnaround times to stall, as wheelie bags piled up on the tarmac. The new rules are tougher and mean passengers will have to pay at least an extra £12 return unless their bag can be pushed under the seat in front. So here is our guide to what the new rules are and the sort of bags that should – with a push and a shove – meet Ryanair’s latest demands.

What was the previous baggage policy?

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