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Carry on in Ryan air

Carry on in Ryan air

can i have a 70L travel backpack as a carry on in a ryan air flight? the backpack is the "Escape 70L" model from Quechua

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Lancashire, United...
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1. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

You can if it fits with Ryanair size and weight limits, otherwise no.

Edinburgh, United...
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2. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

have you measured it and checked it against the dimensions set in the Ryanair guidelines.If not do so and then decide if you think it will be ok.

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3. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

Volume is irrelevant, what matters is the sizing requirement published by Ryanair which measures height, depth and width.

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4. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

A Ryanair carry on is 44litres. Worse a 70 litre pack isn't going to be shaped like a carry on

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5. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

Ryanair check carry on baggage using a sizing cage. It is a pass/fail test - either the whole of the bag fits easily into the cage, or you end up paying the at-the-airport price for excess hold baggage, or leaving it behind.

Now not every bag is checked - on some flights none are, but you won't know whether they are going to do it until you get to the gate. One way of attracting attention is to have a bag that by its shape obviously can't possibly comply with the rules, and being 10cm over in one dimension is a easy way to attract attention from gate agents. Now if the bag allows you to compress it down until it does comply in all three dimensions, that's another matter.

Lancashire, United...
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6. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

I've just done a quick google and all the 70L backpacks I've found are at least 10cm too big on the biggest dimension (some are 20cm too big). No way would one fit in the overheads the 'correct' way. Most were at least 10cms too big on the smallest dimension as well.

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7. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

when you book with ryanair, they are very helpful and give you the details as to what is acceptable, measured in

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS, and not in LITRES.

follow their rules and you will have no problem. flout them and you have only yourself to blame

Wales, United...
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8. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

Capacity in litres is of no interes to Ryanair and their staff. What matters, and it will be of great interest to them, are the dimensions and whether the bag fits into their sizing cage or not. If it doesn't, then you will be penalised financially.

Unless you are absolutely certain that you'll be able to compress the bag to fit withint Ryanair's requirements, I'd pay to check the bag now to avoid worry, stress, and a higher fee later.

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9. Re: Carry on in Ryan air

Even if it is the correct dimensions you cant carry it onboard unless you have purchased priority boarding

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