Ryanair ramping up the bag check-in prices again in 2012
Ryanair are at it again, with increased charges on checked-in bags coming in 2012, meaning that although their basic fares may be rock bottom, the cost of the add-ons keep going up and up.
Checked-in bag fees that are paid for in advance will be rising by two thirds, but if you pay for bag check-in at the airport, you’ll be looking at a fee of £100 (an increase of 150% from 2011)
Passengers will now be subject to Ryanair’s own self-defined ‘seasons’ – with their ‘high' season covering the months of June to September as well as Christmas. In that ‘high’ season, the bag check-in prices will also be ‘high’ with the cost of checking in a single 15kg bag rising from £15 to £25, totalling £200 for a family of four on a return trip. The price for a second bag will be even ‘higher’, at £45.
But if Ryanair are to be believed, all of this won’t bother very many of you. Their spokesman Stephen McNamara said “Over 70 per cent of Ryanair passengers will be unaffected by these changes as they already travel with no checked-in bags.” So we assume that you, our beloved readers, will think that this is all okay and that.