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AIBU to think that if Ryanair..

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HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Mar-14 17:11:32

..say the largest size for cabin baggage is 55cm x 40cm x 20cm they'll accept a suitcase which is H56 x W35 x D23 cm? confused

NickNacks Thu 13-Mar-14 17:13:42

Errr no it's too big

prh47bridge Thu 13-Mar-14 17:14:01

No they won't. It is too large in two directions and is larger overall.

LCHammer Thu 13-Mar-14 17:14:35

Seems to go over the size in two dimensions. I'm sure they'll be happy to charge you for that.

MalcolmTuckersMistress Thu 13-Mar-14 17:17:20

They'll charge you for starting this thread too. It'll cosy you an extra £68 each way.

JeanSeberg Thu 13-Mar-14 17:17:49

I don't understand your reasoning, your suitcase is bigger than their largest size.

Am I missing something?

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Mar-14 17:27:44

Aargh being a bit stupid.. You're right, overall capacity is over.. I suppose I was thinking it was 1cm over one way and 3 cm another but 5cm less another then the capacity might be less.. Should maybe have tried actually working it out blush

grin Malcolm, if they could trace me they probably would..

Great.. So they won't accept a normal sized cabin case.. Knew I shouldn't have booked with them.. They've just changed my flight times too so I've lost a whole evening of my trip.

I should have booked jet2 even if it was nearly £300 more expensive.. Hey ho.

Thanks all grin

JonathanGirl Thu 13-Mar-14 17:31:32

There will be a box you have to fit it into at the gate.

It won't fit.

They will charge you for putting it in the hold (probably plus an admin fee for their trouble). Maybe this will delay the flight (will they charge you for that too?)

Unless, of course it is a soft, squashy bag that you can underfill and thus be able to cram into the box.

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Mar-14 17:37:38

Unfortunately not jonathangirl it's a hard case.. Ah well, will need to buy a travel bag or something to take..

ViviPru Thu 13-Mar-14 17:41:42

I just paid more than our own seats for the privilege of a 20kg checked bag each. DH said we should have just booked a seat for our cases. I'd vote with my feet but impossible as they're the only carrier from our local airport to most destinations. The bastards.

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Mar-14 17:46:10

I agree vivipru they are utter bastards.. The cost of buying more luggage and the loss of a whole evening of a week long holiday just made me wish I'd paid the extra to go with someone else..

Never again.

songlark Thu 13-Mar-14 17:46:52

They've just changed their no handbag policy though. You used to have to shove it in the case but they now let you carry it on your person.

JeanSeberg Thu 13-Mar-14 17:55:31

You can take 2 pieces of hand luggage now.

CrohnicallyChanging Thu 13-Mar-14 18:00:05

There is a reason behind the case sizes though. It's to ensure the case will fit under the seat in front or in the overhead lockers. At least with RyanAir's (old) 1 bag policy (and that meant fitting your duty free etc into it) there was always space for your bags on board!

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Mar-14 18:02:43

I know about the 'handbag' allowance but I'll still need to buy new baggage..

Maybe I should charge them for the loss of a night, cost of new luggage, and my time having to change car hire details and arrange late check in with the hotel.. angry

JeanSeberg Thu 13-Mar-14 18:13:07

Can't you borrow a case from someone?

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Mar-14 18:15:25

I'll see if I can jean but would most luggage that classifies itself as 'cabin luggage' fit into that? Their sizes appear to be smaller than other airlines...

redexpat Thu 13-Mar-14 18:32:52

Top tip: buy a migration bag. You know those really light fairly flimsy things? They weigh nothing and you can squish them into the box at the airport. Only drawback is no wheels, so you'll have to carry it. They usually cost about two quid.

And their sizes are smaller than other airlines, so people think that they are ok and then get stung for 40 quid at the airport.

maddy68 Thu 13-Mar-14 18:47:24

What's a migration bag?

Hassled Thu 13-Mar-14 18:49:59

Ryanair must stop 'unnecessarily pissing people off', says O'Leary. He has a hell of a long way to go on that one.

Hassled Thu 13-Mar-14 18:51:00

Sorry - link which works

PortofinoRevisited Thu 13-Mar-14 18:56:45

They are really clear on the rules when you book. They are cheap because they rely on people following the rules. They are not bastards. I have flown Ryanair many, many times and never had one single problem. You get what you pay for.

alienbump Thu 13-Mar-14 18:59:39

This, and all the others I looked at would fit, so think most standard cabin cases should be ok. Hopefully you can borrow one from somebody :-)

redexpat Thu 13-Mar-14 19:00:44

Ok so I have googled, and apparently it's only me that calls them migration bags. Other places call them shopping bags and or laundry bags or laundry bags. Like this only smaller.

MuttonCadet Thu 13-Mar-14 19:07:10

Yes it's a metal box you have to fit your case in. Although since they've relaxed the 1 bag rule I've not seen them use it (I fly Ryanair at least once a week).

I agree you need to stick to the rules, and you do get exactly what you pay for (I think of it like catching a bus).

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