Ryanair passengers ordered to stop 'folding clothes' in their luggage

Ryanair passengers have been ordered to stop "folding clothes" in a bid to "save space". Ryanair, a budget airline, has issued the packing method tip and trick to fans and passengers ahead of the busy spring and summer period.

The low cost carrier said: "Don’t pack a rucksack in a rush. A little bit of forward planning will definitely pay off. Place heavy items in the middle of your rucksack, or as close to your back as possible – this will put less strain on your back when you’re walking."

Ryanair flies from Birmingham Airport as well as a string of other UK airports and transport hubs. The carrier went on: "Follow the golden rule of rolling your clothes rather than folding."

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Ryanair, which is rivalled by the likes of Jet2, TUI, Easyjet and more, said: "Not only will this give you more room, but you’ll also find that your clothes are less creased. At check-in, tie all rucksack straps together neatly to prevent them from getting tangled in the carousel when you land."

It added: "Don’t keep all your packing space to yourself, especially if you’re travelling as a couple. Split your clothes between two pieces of luggage in case one of them gets lost in transit." And the airline, which is headed up by Michael O'Leary, continued: "Don’t waste unused space – roll your clothes instead of folding.

"They’ll wrinkle less and you’ll have much more room in your luggage to fit in any extras you pick up while you’re away." Ryanair is now the largest airline in the world as measured by stock market capitalisation according to the latest version of the airline rankings by market capitalisation.

A look at last-minute cancellation rates (within 24 hours of departure) suggests Ryanair is a fair bit more reliable than easyJet. At Ryanair the rate was 0.5% – a lot lower than easyJet's 1.3%.