Recently Ryanair added new 10kg checked in baggage option. I have a bag that bigger then their 55x40x20cm cabin policy (something like 60x35x20) so it wouldn't pass as cabin bag. But dimensions for check-in bags (at least 20kg option) are 81x119x119.

Is it okay to buy 10kg checked-in baggage (my baggage will not exceed 10kg)? Or should I buy 20kg bag because of dimensions?


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The Ryanair luggage policy helps shred some light on the topic:

Ryanair luggage policy

It seems that the allowed dimensions for the 10kg check-in bag are the same as those for priority 2-bag carry-on fare, i.e 40cm x 20cm x 55cm. I am inferring this from the sentence (emphasis mine):

Non-priority customers who wish to bring a second larger wheelie bag

where the phrase "larger wheelie bag" refers to the extra bag that priority customers can bring as carry-on. Indeed, the maximum allowed carry-on size for non-priority customers is 40cm x 20cm x 25cm. However, priority customers can also bring a larger 10-kg bag with dimensions 40cm x 20cm x 55cm.

To be safe in your situation, you should probably purchase the 20kg check-in baggage allowance. You can try purchasing the 10kg check-in option and hope that the bag will not be measured, but I do not know exactly how the check-in procedure of these bags work.


There are two great sources for Ryanair baggage policy. No, the cabin bag policy page is not one of them...

  1. The news article on the corporate site: New Bag Policy From November Will Cut Check Bag Fees & Reduce Boarding Delays this article not only details the baggage policy but officially tells you how big the small bag sizer is. It is larger than the often posted 40 x 25 x 20cm: 42 x 30 x 20cm. Invaluable information!
  2. The other, the ur document of all that is Ryanair, is the General terms & conditions of carriage. There is nothing "seems" in here, but very concrete information:

If you purchased the 10kg Check-In Bag (up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm) you may carry your small bag on board the aircraft, however the 10kg Check-In Bag must be deposited at the bag-drop desk prior to entering security.

emphasis mine.

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