The parameters for luggage are clearly defined so the answer is to not try and get away with it. I have read many times on this website about people blatantly flaunting the rules regarding luggage limits and then blaming everyone except themselves. Follow the guidelines and no problems will arise.
Message posted by ele 56 on 15áNovemberá2011 at 1:29pm - IP Logged
At Murcia airport late October,not only hand luggage being sized in the cages, but weighed as well!
We being stick to the rules passengers had no problem unlike others!
What I did notice on Ryanair was---after speedy boarders
had taken their seats on the plane---doubt whether that many passengers paid for this service, people with children were not called next, but, trapped in the free for all!
One lady had a 3 year old with her and the child was not allowed to in a seat other than next to her mother, cabin crew had to make an announcement plea for some passengers to spilt up so that they could sit together, deathly silence, until it was announced once more, then, if no one was prepared to accomadate this mother and toddler the plane would not be taking off!!
No point in me offering as I was on an isle seat,s omeone eventually split up, but, what I couldn't understand was ---there were six rows of empty seats near the front of the plane that no one was allowed to use, I have seen hand luggage placed on these seats and on the floor when over head lockers are full. That reminds me---why don't passengers place their hand luggage in the over head lockers like one would do when placiing toast in a toast rack?
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 16áNovemberá2011 at 12:46am - IP Logged
Maggy ... we have seen the 6 empty seat thing but the very last 6 rows at the rear going to and coming back from Sweden! When asked why they were empty the reply was it was to even out the load of the aircraft and filling the seats would make it too heavy!! Heard some nonsense in my time and this just about beats the lot especially when you consider that most people do not have hold luggage on a Ryanair flight.
Message posted by Viv D on 16áNovemberá2011 at 9:38am - IP Logged
Flew Newcastle to Dublin with Ryanair last week and did not see anyone challenged about hand luggage even though some (including one of my friends) had bags that were clearly too big.
Our plane had 6 rows at the front empty and 6 at the back.
When you think about it, if those seats were filled by passengers weighing an average of 15 stone that would be an extra 1 1/2 tons!!
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 16áNovemberá2011 at 4:53pm - IP Logged
All aircraft Captains are handed weight distribution allocation details by the ground crew! It is a nonsense that Ryanair do this because you do not see a normal Corfu flight with rows of empty seats nor do you see a 747 heading for Miami with empty seats.
Message posted by Paxos Kostas on 16áNovemberá2011 at 6:15pm - IP Logged
As far as I'm aware some rows of seats are kept empty for passengers hold luggage when the over head cabins are full---I've seen this happen, and, when the empty rows are full of luggage---the overspill has to go into the hold delaying departure---with Ryanair time is money and they do like to blow their trumpet informing the passengers that's another flight has landed before or on time.
As an aside, we were on the first flight out of Corfu with Thomson a few years back---Me,hubby and one other passenger, I'm sure the plane wasn't balanced as we could sit anywhere we liked on the flight.
Message posted by kassi on 17áNovemberá2011 at 1:21am - IP Logged
Many moons ago when I worked in Glasgow, my boss, who was not exactly small, was asked to move to the opposite side of the aircraft to even the weight out. He, being a good laugh, delighted in telling us all about how his weight mattered so much to British Airways!
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