Here’s a classic tail of how strictly enforced Ryanair’s policy for hand luggage is enforced.
Basically one of their passengers was flying back from SPain and bought his father a bottle of whisky in Duty Free. As he boarded the flight he was asked to pay an additional £50 fee for additional hand luggage. He didn’t have the money on him and he had to pay for an wait for a later flight with easyJet.
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The perils of not being clear on Ryanair’s hand luggage are clear…