Spanish court says Ryanair’s hand luggage fee is ‘abusive’

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A Spanish court has ruled budget carrier Ryanair’s policy of charging a fee for hand luggage is “abusive” and can no longer be enforced here in Spain.

The ruling stemmed from a passenger complaint over the policy, introduced last year, which charges most people an additional fee on top of their ticket price for bringing anything more than one personal item into the cabin.

The airline said the “ruling will not affect Ryanair’s baggage policy, as it misquoted the (European Court of Justice) and misinterpreted the airlines’ commercial freedom to determine the size of their cabin baggage.”