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Ryanair passengers advised not to ‘fold clothes’

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might be known for its purse-friendly , but there is a strict allowance which can see passengers unexpectedly shelling out extra at the airport. How much luggage you have will depend on whether you’ve paid for a standard ticket, opted for Priority or paid for additional cabin or hold luggage.

Regardless of your luggage allowance, according to the Irish airline, there is one simple packing method which can help you “save space”.

Ryanair urged passengers not to “waste unused space”. They said: “Roll your clothes instead of folding. They’ll wrinkle less and you’ll have much more room in your luggage to fit in any extras you pick up while you’re away.”

Rolling is a packing method which is often recommended by travel experts.

Passengers who fly on a standard ticket with Ryanair are only permitted one small luggage item for free and this must measure no more than 40 x 20 x 25cm.

If your bag exceeds these dimensions, you could face paying a last-minute fee at the airport, so making sure all of your belongings fit perfectly in the allowance is essential.

Experts from lifestyle brand Oakley explained that the has to do with how you execute the method. They said: “While the age-old advice of rolling clothes to save space is nothing new, the real game-changer lies in the technique.

“Instead of simply rolling each garment individually, consider layering items within each other before rolling. For example, place socks and underwear inside shirts or pants to create compact bundles that save both space and preve

You can boost your luggage allowance by purchasing a Priority ticket which not only allows you to board earlier but also entitles you to a second larger cabin bag measuring 55 x 40 x 20cm and weighing up to 10kg.

When it comes to distributing weight, Ryanair also shared a handy tip for customers. They said: “Do pack your heaviest items, for example, shoes [and] jeans, in the bottom of your wheelie suitcase. You’ll find it’s much easier to roll as the weight will be more evenly distributed.”

Passenger who want to take extra luggage but also save money, in the long run, should always book and pay for any additional bags in advance of their flight. It’s always cheaper to do this online before you arrive at the airport.

What is Ryanair’s luggage allowance?

All Ryanair fares include one small personal bag which can be brought on board, such as a handbag or laptop bag, but this can only measure up to 40 x 20 x 25cm and must fit under the seat in front of you. Anything more than that and you’ll have to pay extra.

Passengers can pay for Priority which entitles them to board via the Priority boarding queue at the gate, plus take one small personal bag measuring 40 x 20 x 25cm and a 10kg bag measuring 55 x 40 x 20cm.

If you wish to check in a bag, you can add a 10kg or 20kg check-in bag to your booking which must be dropped off at the check-in desk before security. Both come at an additional cost

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