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Luggage on budget airlines.

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mrsnec · 18/02/2020 06:44

Sorry if this has been asked before, but does anyone know if The DC's Trunkis are ok for hand luggage on Easyjet or Ryanair these days on their cheapest tickets? Before I get my tape measure out or buy new bags!

We flew Easyjet last year and it was fine but I think both airlines have changed their policies since then.

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eurochick · 18/02/2020 06:46

I'm pretty sure they would be too big for Ryanair - it needs to fit under the seat in front. But I think you need to get your tape measure out.

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stellabelle · 18/02/2020 06:48

Budget airlines are usually very strict about hand luggage. You can find out easily by looking at their website for the exact measurements and then measuring the bags. Don't take the word of anyone on MN.

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 18/02/2020 06:55

My last experience with easyJet was hand luggage was massive, but that was 6 months ago. However, there was no guarantee you could take it aboard, they let a certain number on then put the rest in the hold. Soft bags you could put under a seat were guaranteed to be let on.

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Feelingfestivenow · 18/02/2020 07:01

Check the airlines website for the most up to date info about luggage, I dont think Ryanair will let you have the trunkie as it will not fit under the seat. My last flight with them, children had soft backpacks.

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mrsnec · 18/02/2020 07:47

The Info on the app isn't clear. I googled it and it seemed fine but I have read about them having to fit under the seat in front which they did on Easyjet but only just and my experience of Ryanair in the past is that there's even less room than Easyjet but I haven't been on a Ryanair flight in years.

Also it looks like everyone has to upgrade seats to get a bigger allowance. You can't just book one hold bag between the family and it doubles the price. Is this right?

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 18/02/2020 08:06

www.easyjet.com/en/help/baggage/cabin-bag-and-hold-luggage this has the sizes for easyJet. I often just booked one hold baggage bag between the family.

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mrsnec · 18/02/2020 08:15

Thanks. I have made sense of Easyjet now it's just that the Ryanair flights are a lot cheaper and I'm trying to do this trip as cheap as possible but I can't get my head around the Ryanair info. I can't find dimensions on their site just a weight limit. And it doesn't look like you can book separate bags on.

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Roselilly36 · 18/02/2020 08:20

For the cheap tickets Ryanair is 40x20x25 maximum, and must be stowed under seat not in overhead lockers. If you need more you could book Priority.

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louisethedisease · 18/02/2020 08:25

Ryanair New Baggage Policy Bans Trunki
However, the diminutive size of a trunki, just 46cm x 31cm x 20cm is deemed too big to be allowed as ‘free’ carry-on luggage under the new Ryanair luggage policy, a policy verified by Ryanair’s customer service team via their LiveChat facility. We’ve looked at permitted carry-on luggage included within the basic ticket price of the UK's most popular family airlines and found that Ryanair has the smallest permitted luggage allowance and the only airline to ban the Trunki. Ryanair’s permitted carry on luggage (free) is less than a third of that of EasyJet by volume and a Trunki is 50% too large to pass the new Ryanair carry on luggage policy.

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mrsnec · 18/02/2020 08:57

Thank Louise, That's what I thought. We are expats travelling back to the UK for a holiday.

The Ryanair flights on a basic ticket are about 300e. The next fare up is 600 but it's 750 with Easyjet. I'm thinking I could just get a change of clothes in a small backpack for the dc, and buy them more in Primark when we're there and it would still be cheaper.

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Caspianberg · 18/02/2020 10:52

You don't have to move to the next fare up for luggage, that's for hold luggage. With ryanair, you can select the basic fare, then just pay the extra for the priority boarding (£7-15 depending on route) and that will allow you to all take a handbag/rucksack, plus small hand luggage case ie trunki on board.

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mrsnec · 18/02/2020 11:57

Hadn't got that far in the booking process yet because I can't decide which dates to go.

That's really helpful though. The route is Paphos to Bournemouth so I'm guessing the top end of that but still better than going up a fare.

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Caspianberg · 18/02/2020 16:24

@mrsnec - Just clicked through for you on that route, you just reject upgrading until after seat allocation part, then can choose 'standard' which is free and just handbag, 'priority + 2 cabin bags' which is €10 each way extra, or theres an option for €15 which is one n=handbag size onboard and one checked in hold luggage.

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mrsnec · 19/02/2020 06:13

Thanks for that. I appreciate it. I'm still not sure if I should take the Trunkis. I might have got around the clothes issue but find them useful for having plenty of things to have the DC occupied during the flight. I don't usually like towing them through the airport but last time in Bristol the walk from the plane to the car hire place was far longer than I'd anticipated I've never been into Bournemouth before so I'm not sure if I will have the same problem.

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