Ryanair has quietly raised the priority boarding and baggage charges a few months after the introduction of a new baggage policy.
From 1 November, the no-frills airline no longer allows passengers to carry a small suitcase in the hold for free, forcing them to pay for any bag that does not fit in the front seat.
At that time, passengers could pay between £ 6 and £ 8 for priority boarding, which means they could take a second bigger bag in the cabin, or pay between £ 8 and £ 10 for check-in a baggage up to 10 kg, or £ 25 for a bag bigger than that.
Ryanair has quietly raised the boarding and priority baggage rates a few months after the introduction of a new baggage policy
However, it emerged that if passengers want to check in in baggage up to 10 kg, prices have risen between £ 10 and £ 12.
Similarly, the maximum price for priority boarding has increased from £ 8 to £ 10.
However, the price for a check in baggage of more than 10 kg remains at £ 25.
The updated prices have been reflected on the list of additional Ryanair fares on their website, but it is not clear when they have been changed.
When the new baggage policy came into effect in November, some passengers talked about their anger about being “cheated” by the airline.
For example, a children’s soccer team heading for Dublin had to pay up to £ 400 that they had not budgeted due to the change when they arrived at Stansted Airport.
His mother, Selina McManus of Watford, who was taking her son Dylan, 10, to Dublin during the tour, said at the time: “It cost me £ 40 and if you look in total it will cost the whole team £ 200 apiece.I feel like I’ve been robbed, I did not feel well. & # 39;
But Ryanair said the new rules meant that passengers passed faster through security because the volume of hand luggage had decreased, which in turn was improving punctuality.
The table on the Ryanair website, showing the new rates for both priority boarding and baggage
Last year Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “We have received many positive feedback from our customers and airports in Europe that our new baggage policy has reduced airport security queues and improved boarding experience, with a better punctuality of 11%, eliminating bags with free gates and related flight delays.
“Ryanair customers have already saved millions of euros as they move from our 25 x 20 kg bag to a new bag at a reduced price of £ 8 x 10 kg.
“Up to 50% of customers continue to carry two free transport bags when they choose our priority boarding service”.
MailOnline Travel contacted Ryanair for comment.