Low-cost European airline Ryanair has reacted to the recent reports about the European Parliament’s planned standardization of baggage rules – a move which would end Ryanair’s one-bag carry-on rule. The airline stated that its one-bag rule was not introduced to increase revenue but for passenger safety reasons.
Ryanair’s justification for its rigid carry-on rule is that it routinely operates on very high load factors. Because it allows passengers to travel with free carry-ons to avoid checked-bag fees, many of the passengers travel with carry-ons nearing the maximum weight limit of 10 kg. This often results in the full utilization of onboard storage space.
Therefore, Ryanair cannot allow more bags per passenger for safety reasons. Do you believe this line of reasoning? Or perhaps, that Ryanair is fearful its exorbitant at the gate fees for checking items are at risk?
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