Not a new PhenomenaSubmitted by alan h on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 11:39
Our 'least favourite airline' appears [if 'googling' is to be believed] to have been checking hand luggage weights for some time [but not always] On a similar vein - http://www.vimeo.com/1995161 could provide an answer
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random checksSubmitted by Becketts on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 11:40
Ryanair at PisaSubmitted by rosietat on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 13:16
They always check my small wheeled suitcase at Pisa when I go back to the UK, when I usually have next to noyhing in it, but never seen to weigh the huge holdalls that people have. These holdalls are obviously much bigger than the dimensions they give on the website, and it always annoys me that my bag is smaller than the average, but is always weighed!I am worried that the plane will be top heavy as so many people have hand luggage and if the hold is empty.....????!!
Hand LuggageSubmitted by Sarah and Mark on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 16:20
We have had our hand luggage weighed on all the Ryanair flights we have been on in at least the last 2 years. Either Ancona or Pescara to Stanstead or Ciampino to East Midlands. One time on the return flight from Stanstead to Pescara, our hand luggage was weighed at the check in desk and again at the entrance to the security checking area, so do not think you are safe even after the initial check in. This is even though our bag is well within the size allowed. Please be aware also that they make you put any handbags you may have inside your hand luggage - only 1 piece allowed inside the cabin in total!
We have always had our handSubmitted by Casa Monal on Sat, 07/04/2009 - 17:10
We have always had our hand luggage weighed, especially the last two years- (Düsseldorf (Weeze) – Milan and Düsseldorf Weeze – Stansted)My hand luggage in February was 11.5 instead of 10 kg so I had to repack it there and then. The check in clerk suggested that we fill our coat pockets with small items, which we did! Remember a handbag counts as hand luggage as does a laptop. You are only allowed one piece of hand luggage. If you have a handbag and or laptop, they will ask you to put it into your hand luggage suitcase and then they re-weigh it.
It's about time too in mySubmitted by Russ on Sat, 07/04/2009 - 08:17
It's about time too in my opinion. Too many times has my flight been delayed in taking off because of a minority of people ignoring the weight/dimension rule with their hand luggage. They'll soon stop if they get refused boarding. It's not nice I know, but really it's the only way.
Hand luggage!!Submitted by cilla10 on Sat, 07/04/2009 - 08:29
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I have to agree with you!! We always keep to the weight and size rules and are really frustrated when we see other people taking the mickey!! They never seem to get stopped or weighed either! We are going out from Stanstead on weds so we will be watching what happens.
Hand luggageSubmitted by PennyAW on Sat, 07/04/2009 - 09:46
Ours has always been weighed as far as I can remember in Liverpool or Manchester.In May we flew with jet2.com and stupidly I didn't check the dimensions of my hand luggage bag which is right for Ryanair which I assumed would be the stingiest measurements of all.... sadly it was too big, I had to put it in the box thing at check in, fortunately we could check it in the hold for £15 rather than whatever horrors of excess baggage we would have paid with Bryanair.
check in fee + hand luggageSubmitted by alma on Sat, 07/04/2009 - 14:48
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