Ryanair passengers are swearing by a TikTok travel hack that lets people board low-cost airline flights without shelling out extra this summer
A TikTok travel hack shows passengers how to keep their Ryanair flights as cheap as possible – avoiding the airline’s hand luggage fees.
Like most budget airlines, Ryanair allows passengers to bring one small personal item on board (like a laptop bag or handbag) free of charge, but if you want more, you’ll have to pay for one. second bag or priority boarding.
Savvy travelers are always finding new ways to get around the rules, with clever packing tricks – and sharing their discoveries with others on social media.
But do hacks really work?
Katie Williams tried a viral travel hack that people swear by, Live reports from Glasgowwhich involves using toiletry bags to pack your clothes.
Katie writes: “For complete transparency, I was away for a week and stayed with family, which meant I already had access to a washing machine, pajamas and shower products.
“My return flight to Ireland West Airport was £34 including seats (approx £6 each) and expedited security (approx £5.99) at the airport. My tickets actual plane tickets were therefore only £17 return.
“If I were to add another piece of hand luggage it would have cost me between £14 and £20 – and I certainly didn’t want to spend more on my luggage than on my actual flights.
“So by sticking with my trusty rucksack which matches Ryanair’s hand luggage allowance (40x20x25cm), I made sure I could fit everything I needed to keep costs down.
“The day I booked my flight, I went to Amazon and found the little clear bags the woman used in her video.
“Of course, there are many different types from different companies. You can see a selection if you just Google ‘Packing cubes’.
“These are the ones I bought here. The clear toiletry bags were available in three sizes as a pack for £8.99.
“I knew I would pack my book, laptop, makeup and clothes, and I often find clothes can take up more space than expected.
“That’s where the hack comes in. Taking the largest clear bag, which is about nine inches tall, I rolled up three tops and a pair of jeans tightly and placed them in the bag. The tops side by side and jeans on top.
“And the bag was zipped up, keeping them compact and I could easily slip the cube into my backpack.
“Socks and underwear fit easily in the medium sized clear bag and as I used the small airport plastic bag for liquids and makeup I found I didn’t need to use the smallest toilet bag.
“Like a game of Tetris, I place each packing cube in my backpack, one along the bag, another on the side, my laptop slid in as usual, and the bag of liquids and makeup went been placed on top for easy removal at Security.
“With no security concerns, it didn’t take me long to catch my £8 flight to Ireland – and that’s when I decided I would never pay again for additional baggage.”