Travel Headline of the Day: ‘Ryanair Passengers ‘Could Put Own Luggage on Plane’’

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  06.24.09 | 1:54 PM ET

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Forget a blurring of the lines: the boundary between Onion-esque humor and real airline news is long gone. Today’s headline caps a story about the budget airline’s plans to scrap checked luggage entirely. The Independent adds blandly: “An in-flight online gambling system is also being considered.”


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


2 Comments for Travel Headline of the Day: ‘Ryanair Passengers ‘Could Put Own Luggage on Plane’’

A traveler 06.25.09 | 9:05 AM ET

This concept is like too new for me to grasp yet. For me (vacation) traveling goes together with at least one checked luggage. Plus I don’t really like carry ons.
Maybe it’s just that I need to get used to the whole concept.

Andy Baird 07.05.09 | 6:13 PM ET

Sounds fine to me! I never check luggage. I’ve never had to wait to pick up luggage. I’ve never lost luggage, or had it pilfered from, or damaged in transit, or sent to Kathmandu by mistake.

My philosophy is that if I can’t get by with what I can carry (a small computer case and an efficiently stuffed backpack), then I’m not packing right.

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