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Ryanair Priority Baggage Allowance Explained


For the majority of travellers, it has been quite a while since taking to the skies on holiday, leaving many slightly out of practice with travel restrictions such as Ryanair Priority Baggage Allowance. Making sure that you are up to date with updated restrictions and guidelines can be a daunting task at first, but with our help, can easily be followed so that you get the best possible arrival and departure experience possible. This guide will give you all of the information that you need to know about Ryanair Baggage Allowance, along with some helpful luggage recommendations.

Can I take any luggage on board with me if I don’t purchase Ryanair priority?

If you decide not to pay for priority boarding you can take a small, soft sided bag measuring 40cm x 25cm x 20cm so that it fits under the seat in front of you. You will not be able to take anything bigger than this.

Do you have any bags that fit 40 x 20cm x 25cm?

Our Full Circle Flight bags fit this size and they’re available in Black, Grape and Steel.  Did you know…these flight bags are a firm favourite with cabin crew so you’re in safe hands knowing that they’re well travelled and withstand the rigours of frequent cabin crew travel! 

You can find them here


What is Ryanair priority boarding?


Looking for your Ryanair baggage allowance but interested in finding out more about Ryanair Priority? Let us give you the lowdown along with the pros and cons of this ticket upgrade to help you easily make up your mind. 


What do I get?


Hands down, the most important factor of Ryanair Priority is that you can take an extra 10KG carry-on bag onboard with you, as well as the smaller bag mentioned above (40cm x 25cm x 20cm) which must fit under the seat in front of you. Secondly, your Priority and 2 cabin bags upgrade will give you the added benefit of being able to board the plane via the designated Priority Queue with your extra luggage. 


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As mentioned, all passengers can bring a small bag with them, which must fit underneath the seat in front of them, with this second larger bag being stored in the overhead locker, The second bag will need to fit through the Ryanair bag sizer at the check-in desk or will be subject to charges. 


How do I get it? 

Adding Priority Baggage is quite simple and can be added at the time of booking, in your trip extras, or at check-in. If you have the Ryanair app you can add the upgrade to your bookings up to 40 minutes before you are due to depart, or using the website, up to two hours before your departure time.  We’d suggest adding it at the point of booking your flight so you know it’s all taken care of and you can focus on planning your adventures whilst away.



Ryanair Priority can often sell out as it is only available to a limited number of travellers on each flight, so it is always best to buy at your time of booking to ensure that you get it. If Priority is sold out, and you still need to bring an extra item of hand luggage with you, you can purchase Ryanair’s ‘10kg Check-In Bag‘ service, which is more expensive and does not offer priority boarding. 


How much is priority boarding on Ryanair?


Priority and 2 bag pricing depends upon your route and travel date and costs between £12.99 and £35.99 and once purchased are non-refundable. There is no discount for booking earlier but when you consider that the alternative is the 10kg check-in bag upgrade which is available at either the boarding gate or bag drop desk for £45.99, it's not worth the risk to leave it. 


Is Ryanair Priority boarding worth it?


Let's be honest here, the big attraction to Priority is not the early boarding (although it might be an added bonus), it's all about the extra hand luggage. 

If your small backpack is not enough and you don't want the hassle of taking hold luggage, the Priority upgrade can streamline your airport experience, meaning there is no need to nervously wait for your suitcase on the carousel with the fear of it not turning up! The benefits of more luggage space and possibly quicker boarding for a small fee are appealing to many. 


Ryanair priority baggage allowance 2022


1 x Small Personal Bag - 40x20x25cms *Must fit in sizer


1 x Wheelie Bag - 55cm x 40cm x 20cm *Must not exceed 10KG


Our Ryanair Priority Cases

We have a wide range of cabin cases that are the ideal size for those travelling Ryanair Priority, giving you peace of mind for your next holiday. Check out the link below to find the perfect travel companion for your flight with Ryanair, from our fabulous ‘Escape’ Ultra Lite’ and ‘Holiday 6' collections, we have many eye-catching designs to choose from!

Click here to view the full range of Ryanair Priority cases.


These details have been checked and were correct at time of writing (July 2022). Please always check with your airline before travelling as their allowances may change.


11th August 2022

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