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Ryan Air Want Us To Take Even Less Clothes On Holiday!!

Just in time for the summer holidays Ryanair has increased its baggage charges to try to make it that no-one can afford to take luggage for the hold.

Michael O'Leary who admits to himself paying 'a fortune' in excess baggage, added it was likely that ‘at some point’ airlines would start charging even for hand luggage.

His plan to price bags of his airline was revealed at news conference in London. Mr O'Leary said that Ryanair had already increased its charge for hold luggage by £20 for the summer period to catch out holida­ymakers.

Asked what was the logic behind charging people more for the summer period, he replied: 'That's when they are likely to bring more bags.'

Mr O'Leary went on: ‘We will keep increasing charges until we get rid of (hold) bags.'

He said Ryanair had reduced the number of its passengers who checked in hold baggage from 80 per cent to 19 per cent and that this was saving the airline ‘a fortune in money’.

He said: ‘We will never get rid of (hold) bags but I would be disappointed if we don't get our figure for (hold) bags down from around 20 per cent to 10 per cent.’

Mr O'Leary's airline makes a fortune charging for extras’ and has even threatened charging passengers to use the toilet and to introduce ‘standing room’ style upright seats to boost passenger numbers.

This week the airline said it had ordered pilots to fly slower – adding two minutes to journeys – to save about £70million a year in fuel costs.

Asked if he was considering reducing the amount of air conditioning on his flights, Mr O'Leary said: ‘No. Even I would not do that.'


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