Is the New Ryanair Bag Policy Improved? Not For Me

Effective as of Monday, January 15, 2018, a new bag policy is being implemented by Ryanair — touting “lower bag fees, bigger check-in bags and fewer boarding delays”…

…and the new bag policy — which “will cost Ryanair up to €50m pa”, according to Kenny Jacobs of Ryanair — is as follows…

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One Million Seats For Sale, Part Two — But Hurry

Imagine one million seats sold starting at $9.81 for a one-way flight to dozens of destinations throughout Europe in the No One Trumps Ryanair Fares! promotion — or, in the United Kingdom, the US Election Special promotion, where airfares start at £7.90 for a one-way flight — in the aftermath of…

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Save 10 Dollars On a Future Flight With Ryanair When You Sign Up For myRyanair

Sign up as a new subscriber of myRyanair and complete your profile by Friday, September 9, 2016 — and not only can you enjoy faster booking of your flight reservations, special offers, and a travel experience which is tailored to you; but you can also save ten dollars in the process when you book your flights through Wednesday, September 21, 2016 for travel between…

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One Million Seats For Sale — But Hurry

Imagine one million seats sold starting at £9.99 — approximately $13.67 each way; or $27.34 total for a round-trip itinerary — for a one-way flight to dozens of destinations throughout Europe in what would have been “the biggest sale ever” from Ryanair had the United Kingdom voted to remain in the European Union…

…and yet…

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Ryanair Slashes Bag Fees for Most of Its Customers. Yes, THAT Ryanair.

Ryanair announced that fees for checking baggage have been cut by up to 50 percent for 92 percent of its customers while simultaneously simplifying the number of bag fee options — a reduction from 108 different baggage fees to a mere six — as part of the third year of its “Always Getting Better” programme.

Effective immediately, the following fees will be charged for checked baggage…

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Ryanair Forced to Cancel 16 Routes in Norway Due to New Tax

Ryanair confirmed earlier today through this press release that it will be forced to close its base in Oslo Rygge as of Saturday, October 29, 2016 and reduce its traffic in Norway by approximately 50 percent after the government of Norway confirmed the introduction of a new tax of 80 Norwegian kroner — or approximately $9.87 — to be paid by all airline passengers departing from any airport in Norway on both domestic and international flights.

That 50 percent reduction in traffic translates to roughly 900,000 fewer passengers — and less traffic means a loss of approximately 1,000 jobs — due to the tax, which Ryanair calls “environmentally unfriendly” and predicts that it will “damage Norwegian tourism, traffic and jobs.”


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European Commission and Shareholders Approve Aer Lingus Sale

The European Commission has cleared the proposed €1.36 billion acquisition of a stake of 30 percent of Aer Lingus by International Consolidated Airlines Group from Ryanair, according to this official press release; and a review of this acquisition by the Department of Justice of the United States has apparently been “satisfactorily concluded.”

The acquisition was contingent upon conditions which were approved by shareholders of Aer Lingus earlier today at a meeting in Dublin, according to this article written by Pamela Newenham of The Irish Times. The conditions include the following…

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Ryanair Not Planning to Launch Low-Cost Transatlantic Service After All

“In the light of recent press coverage, the Board of Ryanair Holdings Plc wishes to clarify that it has not considered or approved any transatlantic project and does not intend to do so.”

This is an official statement from members of the board of Ryanair on Thursday, March 19, 2015, according to multiple sources — released three days after numerous credible sources had been abuzz about the possibility of transatlantic flights on Ryanair for as few as 10 pounds.

I suppose that…

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