Should you start charging for carry-on bags or is this an ancillary too far?

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Should you start charging for carry-on bags or is this an ancillary too far?

Should you start charging for carry-on bags or is this an ancillary too far? Recently Michael O'Leary was asked if Ryanair should follow suit with other LCC's such as Wizz Air who recently began charging passengers an additional £9 to place larger cabin bags in the overhead lockers.

Mr O'Leary stated that for airlines in general "It's unlikely in the short term but it's probably inevitable, at some time in the future I think it's likely that airlines will charge for carry-on bags but I can't get my head round how you would do it. I think it's unlikely that we will do it – until I can see what's in it for us."

In a bid to reduce the amount of hold bags Ryanair has raised it's charges by up to €20 for the summer period. Mr O'Leary explained "That's when people bring more bags. We don't want the bags. We will keep increasing charges until we get rid of [hold] bags."

What do you think? should you be charging for large carry-on? is this kind of punitive charge fair for the passenger?

This is one of the topics we will discussing at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress next month where you will be able to hear from the man himself Mr Michael O'Leary. To find out more about the event, download the brochure here >

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