Two of the biggest airlines to carry passengers between Britain and Ireland have spiked the price of passengers’ bringing baggage, just as the peak summer season starts.
Last Wednesday, June 1, Ryanair and Aer Lingus raised the price of their checked baggage fees.
Aer Lingus fees soared by 66 per cent, from €15 to €25 (£11.80 to £19.66), for standard 15kg allowance on flights within Europe when booked online. Prices for 20kg checked bags rose 75 per cent, from €20 to €35 (£15.72 to £27.52).
However, if booking to fly from Dublin, Cork or Shannon to popular holiday destinations to Greece or the Canary Islands there will be an extra €10 (£7.86) payable.
Ryanair’s online fees, jumped by half from €20 to €30 (£15.72 to £23.59) for 15kg bags, and from €25 to €40 (£19.66 to £31.45) for the same longer routes Aer Lingus hiked prices for to Greece and the Canaries.
Both airlines also push up fees over the Christmas period between December 12 to January 4.
Ryanair also charges more during the Easter peak season.
Fees will come back down to the initial pricing in their ‘low season’ starting on October 1.
For Aer Lingus’ baggage info visit www.aerlingus.com
For Ryanair baggage info visit: www.ryanair.com
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