Ryanair passengers advised not to pack three items in hand luggage to save money

A passenger onboard a Ryanair Boeing 737 plane finds their seat
Passenger onboard a Ryanair Boening 737 plane at the airport in Bergamo, Poland on November 24, 2021. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) -Credit:NurPhoto via Getty Images

Ryanair passengers are being advised to avoid packing three specific items in their hand luggage in order to save money. As the cost of living crisis continues, many people across Northern Ireland are looking for ways to cut costs on their summer holidays.

One common trick is to pack everything into a carry-on bag to avoid paying for checked luggage. Airlines like Ryanair allow passengers to bring one piece of carry-on luggage onto the plane free of charge, as long as it fits under the seat in front of them.

However, arriving at the airport with an oversized bag can result in hefty excess fees. Matthew Corrigan, CEO of Trtl Travel, suggests that strategic packing is key to maximising luggage allowance and avoiding extra charges.

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He warns that airlines such as Ryanair, British Airways, easyJet and Jet2 are cracking down on hand luggage passengers. Despite the limited space in carry-on bags, there are ways to make the most of it.

According to Corrigan, holidaymakers should leave behind certain everyday items that could be taking up unnecessary space or adding weight, reports the Irish Mirror.

Matthew advised: "Avoid packing items that will be provided by the accommodation - such as hairdryers, towels, and toiletries. Only bring items you know you'll use, and try to share phone chargers and other technology wherever possible."

While it might seem necessary to pack everyday essentials like towels, shampoo bottles, and hairdryers, these are often supplied by your accommodation. It's a good idea to confirm with your hotel or place of stay before you depart.

If needed, toiletries can be bought inexpensively once you arrive at your destination.

For those heading to chillier climes requiring a coat or bulky sweaters, Matthew suggests not to stow them in your carry-on but to wear them instead.

He pointed out that if the airport feels too warm, you can always carry your coat, and it's unlikely to count as an extra piece of luggage, allowing you to stow it in the overhead compartment on the plane without issue.

Matthew added: "It's best to wear large items such as jumpers and coats onto the plane rather than packing them. This frees up space and ensures you don't get cold during the flight."

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