Ryanair CEO wants to eliminate checked-in bags

DUBLIN, Ireland - Checking in a bag on Ryanair which this summer costs anything from £25 to £160 for a one-way flight could soar still higher, the airline's chief executive has warned.

Ryanair CEO wants to eliminate checked-in bags

DUBLIN, Ireland – Checking in a bag on Ryanair which this summer costs anything from £25 to £160 for a one-way flight could soar still higher, the airline’s chief executive has warned.

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Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said he wants to halve the number of passengers checking in a bag from the present 20%. Eliminating checked-in bags cuts the fuel burn, reduces handling costs and speeds up turnarounds essential to the low-cost business model. But the controversial Ryanair boss conceded: “We will never get rid of (hold) bags”.

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