What to pack when you're travelling with Ryanair hand luggage (size 55x40x20cm bag)

As airlines lower their baggage allowance, again and again, the amount of clothing and toiletries you can pack is ever decreasing! Sure, a small baggage allowance is fine when you're just going on a short mini-break, but it can be challenging on longer trips. We're here to tell you that the next time you are flying with Ryanair cabin baggage, you can still pack a vast array of items! 


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First up, here are the current Ryanair baggage rules and restrictions:

Priority boarding passengers can bring one small bag (40cm x 20cm x 25cm) and a larger cabin bag (55 x 40 x 20cm), with a maximum combined weight allowance of 10kg. 

Non-priority customers may only bring one small bag (40cm x 20cm x 25cm), and you must be careful that it fits into the sizer. They can also purchase a 10kg checked-in bag when they book online. All passengers can purchase up to 3 checked bags, 20 kg each. You can add these to your booking up to 2 hours before your departure. 


What to pack in your Ryanair cabin bag to maximise your space

You would be amazed at how many items you can fit in your Ryanair cabin baggage!

  • Always bring a swimming costume – Your bathing suit will only take up a small amount of space, and you never know when you'll need it. 
  • Black casual trousers – A pair of black trousers with a relaxed waistband (think of a smart pair of yoga pants) can be dressed up or dressed down. 
  • Pashmina or scarf – A pashmina or scarf can dress up your outfit, be used as a beach cover-up, or be multi-purposed into a towel or blanket. 
  • Remember that you can get toiletries at your destination – Don't worry about squeezing loads of toiletries into your bag, as you can get them at your destination. The next time you stay at a hotel with nice soaps and hair care, make sure you snag loads of extras!
  • A global wall adapter with USB ports – You can slim down your cables and adapters if you go with a global wall adapter that has built-in USB ports.
  • Pack items that can do double duty – A deconstructed blazer can be used to dress up your black trousers, or you can wear it with jeans for a trendy look. Similarly, a black tank dress can be worn as a dress on its own, or over a pair of skinny jeans as a tunic top. 
  • Do away with PJs – Many hotels have thick terry robes that you lounge in, and then you can sleep in your undergarments. You'll save a ton of space!
  • You only need 2 pairs of shoes – Bring one pair of casual shoes and one that is slightly dressier. For a beach holiday, toss in a pair of flip flops, and you're good to go!


Packing light is an art form, but once you master it, you'll enjoy your Ryanair hand luggage even more



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