EasyJet and Ryanair

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31. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1028 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

>It's funny that these airlines are called the cheapest, however, if you are carrying an extra luggage, it could even double the final price

They're called budget airlines because the basic fare is almost always the cheapest for the route. It's up to the individual to decide whether taking hold baggage makes it more expensive than using a mainstream airline. It's really not rocket science: it's just a matter of reading the size/weight allowances and deciding whether to keep to them or to pay for hold baggage or to to go with a mainstream airline. It just takes a few minutes of research to compare.

>This is why I also prefer taking only a backpack even for longer trips.

It makes no difference whether you use a rucksack, a suitcase, a dufflebag or a sportsbag. It's the size and weight restrictions for cabin baggage which matter, not the thing you carry your stuff in.

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Jun-2018, at 10:39 by leics2 ]

32. Posted by amidndrew (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Ryanair luggage policy is one of the worst recently, 15kgs in 50euros when it used to be 20euros not long ago, if you want to keep your hand luggage with you you have to pay an additional 7euros, otherwise you'll have to send it with the cargo. they allow you to keep the small bag with you but they're very strict on the size of it 20cm on 30cm on 20cm. to be honest I recently took an Ryanair flight and I just dislike that airline, if I was to suggest something I'd suggest EasyJet! Good luck

33. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1330 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

I've never used either airline, but question why you feel you would need more luggage. We just got back from a month-long trip to England and each took a carry-on (that we checked) and a school-book-sized backpack. That was plenty for a month. Don't take a lot of things you won't use. Generally, if you wouldn't use it at home, you won't use it on a trip.

Enjoy your trip.

I have not used either airline although I did fly once with FLybe. There was a 20 kilo limit on checked bags and 10 kilos for the carry ons. Bob's suitcase was the heaviest at 18.2. All of the bags were within limits. They didn't quite know what to do with my scooter. I told them it weighed 55 lbs (Bob thought it weighted more like 70 lbs as it does weigh around 80 lbs in the suitcase.) So they took and weighed it and it was 26 kilos (57 lbs) with the battery in it. They decided to take me in a wheelchair and put the scooter on the plane without the battery (Bob would take the battery and put it in his carryon).

A trip to a single location - I can do that with a carryon sized bag and a second smaller bag. But a trip that goes to Houston, Amsterdam and Africa - that needs more different kinds of clothing. Or a trip someplace cold always fills up my suitcase more quickly.