New Ryanair Duty Free Alcohol Rules
Ryanair bans packing duty-free alcohol in hand luggage to some of Spain's top destinations including Alicante.
Ryanair have sent out emails to holidaymakers travelling from Glasgow Prestwick and Manchester airport to Alicante, Malaga and Ibiza advising that they can no longer take their duty-free alcohol to their seats this is the latest step to clamp down on 'anti-social behaviour'.
The email explains that passengers buying duty-free alcohol will have to place it in their luggage to go in the hold before boarding a flight. The baggage will be tagged at the gate and placed in the hold free of charge for passengers with priority boarding or those who have a small piece of hand luggage.
Passengers travelling to Barcelona, Malaga, Palma and Tenerife South will also have to abide to the restrictions.
If alcohol is brought through in just a plastic bag - and therefore not suitable for going into the hold - passengers will have to leave their booze behind.
Ryanair staff will be searching cabin bags and the boarding gates to make sure the rule is not flouted by 'attempting to conceal alcohol'. passengers will also be monitored for showing 'anti-social behaviour'.
A spokesman said: "Ryanair’s number one priority is the safety of our customers, crew and aircraft and we have taken a number of measures to prevent disruptive behaviour on our flights."
Customers are not permitted to consume their own duty-free purchases on board and customers flying from Manchester to Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Malaga, Palma and Tenerife South are not permitted to bring duty free alcohol on board our aircraft."
Here is a copy of the email being sent to customers -
In order to prioritize the comfort and safety of all passengers, Ryanair will implement the following restrictions on your upcoming flight to Spain:
• Customers will not be allowed to carry alcohol on board and all cabin baggage will be searched at the boarding gates.
• Any alcohol purchased in airport shops or elsewhere must be packed carefully in a suitable item of cabin baggage, which will be tagged at the gate and then placed in the aircraft hold free of charge if you have purchased priority boarding or have a small piece of hand luggage. Customers will larger cabin bags who have not purchased priority boarding will be required to pay the appropriate fee.
• If the bag is unsuitable for placing in the hold (e.g. plastic bag) then customers will be required to dispose of the alcohol in the bins provided.
• Boarding gates will be carefully monitored and customers showing any signs of anti-social behaviour or attempting to conceal alcohol will be denied travel without refund or compensation.
Please note - stories of this nature have been covered in several British Tabloids.