Ryanair packs in even more summer baggage fees
Ryanair news, anyone? You love it, you do. Ryanair has updated its checked baggage charges, with a new tier for passengers daring to take a full suitcase on holiday with them. Instead of paying £15 for a 15kg checked-in bag, you can now pay £25 for a 20kg checked-in bag. Over Summer, that means paying up to £30 per bag thanks to Ryanair's increased fees for July and August.
In recent weeks, the budget airline has changed the language it uses to talk about baggage allowances - instead of defending the charges by pointing out the low entry-level of the fares, they're now all about 'encouraging passengers to travel light', as if doing so somehow does you the favour, rather than them.
As always, it's worth breaking out the scales for your bags before you leave for the airport; their current terms state that excess baggage fees are currently charged at the rate of £20/€20 per kg. Oh, and if you've got any rashes or skin blemishes that are non-contagious, best take a doctor's note with you or you'll be thrown off your Ryanair flight.