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A suggestion for Ryanair

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A suggestion for Ryanair

Your seat pitch is 75cm, so above every set of three seats there is 75cm of locker space. Why not divide it into three numbered sections, each 25 cm wide, and deep and high enough that a case that fits in the cage will go in? Tell people that they can bring whatever they like on the plane, but they must either wear it, put it under the seat in front, or fit it in their individual overhead locker. Anything that won't fit will either be thrown away or put in the hold at ruinous cost. Everybody wins (or at least Ryanair and everyone who abides by the rules wins).

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1. Re: A suggestion for Ryanair

This is a public forum and Ryanair will likely not see this, and if they do, in honestly, even if they did, they would probably not take it up.

Whilst this may make sense, the new policies are for cost-cutting and in turn are able to keep base ticket prices low as well.

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The new rules deal with people wasting time shoving things into the overhead. The above suggestion doesn't fix that. You'd still have people running around the plane trying to find a spot for their bag.

Reality is Ryanair let people onto the planes with too much stuff. If they'd gate checked people with the old rules they wouldn't have had the scenes that happened on almost every flight. God help you if your bag was soft and had something fragile in it.

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That 75cm you propose has to go between three passengers, so 25cm each? Also, there is other stuff often stowed in some of the overheads for the crew; first aid or emergency supplies.

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You’d still get people using one section for their bag and one for their coats and all the stuff they’d put in their pockets. You’d also have problems with people whose bags were 26cm so looked small enough prior to getting on board but actually wouldn’t fit in the lockers. And then there’s the Duty free purchases...

Nice idea but....

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<<people wasting time shoving things into the overhead.>> Yes.

Ryanair can offer low cost tickets, because their cost base is lower. Part of this lower cost base is a short turn around time of their aircrafts. And as they spend more time flying, fix costs can be distributed over more flights.

Now, a rule like "Anything that won't fit" will lead to people using a lot of time to try to make it fit, including blocking the way for other passengers. With this you need more time and therefore generate a lot of costs. Plus, delays with EU261 are potentially generating compensation costs.

A good approach for hand luggage was in the IL-86 (luggage at hand approach). Passenger would deposit the hand luggage directly in the underfloor level and then go to their seat. In other smaller Russian aircrafts one would deposit the hand luggage at the back and then sit down (not optimal in terms of passenger flow).

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"Tell people that they can bring whatever they like on the plane, but they must either wear it, put it under the seat in front,...."

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"Wearing it" didn't go down too well with that bloke flying BA from KEF.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10…

Nor did it work out for this other bloke on easyJet.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3155944/Boyband…

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<<Your seat pitch is 75cm, so above every set of three seats there is 75cm of locker space. Why not divide it into three numbered sections, each 25 cm wide, and deep and high enough that a case that fits in the cage will go in?>>

How are you going to get 3 bags into a space 25cm wide?

I believe the overheads on their new aircraft are smaller than on the old ones.

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I think the OP meant that each passenger had 25cm each, but, as was mentioned previously this does not account for medical supplies or crew luggage.

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Maximum dimensions of a Ryanair cabin bag are 55 x 40 x 20. So if you've got 200 seats on a plane then (in theory) you need two overhead lockers, 55cm deep, 40 cm high - and 20 metres long. Dividing it into a hundred individual lockers adds a bit, but that's still less than the length of the cabin.

Space for crew bags and emergency equipment? If there isn't room for more overheads, it'll have to go somewhere else. People running round the plane looking for space? There isn't any. You've got your numbered locker above your numbered seat and that's it. People trying to squeeze things in, people who'd hoped for the best and always got away with it in the past? If you can't shut that locker (and you can't) it's going to cost you. Not going to try and fail more than once, are you?

I did like that about wearing all your clothes. On my Ryanair at least, you can wear what you like as long as you can fit in your seat!

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10. Re: A suggestion for Ryanair

Have you been on a plane lately?

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