Italy’s competition watchdog has ordered the suspension of Ryanair’s new baggage policy which comes into force today.
It means those without priority boarding will have to pay €8 to put their cabin bag in the hold and only small bags can be carried on board.
It means passengers will no longer be able to take hand luggage onto the plane free of charge.
However the Italian Competitions Authority says the new policy provides a false representation of the real ticket price and is misleading to the customer.
Only one small bag such as a handbag or a laptop bag can be carried onboard the plane.
The usual 10 kilo hand luggage bag will now cost you €8 to check in.
However, Ryanair has released the following statement in response:
“We will immediately appeal this decision. There is no basis for a competition authority to issue a decision that relates to air safety or punctuality. This policy is transparent and beneficial to consumers.”