Hooray! Ryanair to pile on the family tax again this summer!
If you have children, then you're going to struggle to fly anywhere without checked baggage, especially for a summer holiday. So it's hats off to Ryanair once more, who will once again be charging passengers extra for daring to bring suitcases with them.
According to The Mirror, Ryanair's captain of communications Stephen McNamara confirmed that prices for checked baggage will rise again for flights in July and August. Checked baggage paid for online will increase to £20 each way, while baggage checked in at the airport will cost £40 each way. Wowsers.
Ryanair's justification, as always, is that the fees are to encourage passengers to travel lighter and help keep their fares low. To be blunt, that's utter bullshit, since Ryanair also doesn't allow children to have cabin baggage and the allowance per adult is just 10kg.
20kg of baggage in two cases for a whole family, and no other hand luggage on the flight? It doesn't work. Cheers, Ryanair!