Ryanair customers will be subject to a new stop and search policy at boarding gates to ensure customers are not carrying alcohol in their on-board luggage.
The new policy was highlighted in emails sent to customers travelling to Spain which states that a number of “restrictions” will be placed on travellers before they can board the plane.
According to the Irish Mail, these new rules specifically concern alcohol, with people not allowed to carry drinks on board the flight.
The Ryanair email states that “all cabin baggage will be searched at the boarding gates” for alcohol. Customers who buy bottles of alcohol in the airport must pack the items in their bags so that their luggage can be placed in the hold. This will be free for passengers with priority boarding or with small bags.
For customers who have a “bag unsuitable for placing in the hold”, their drink purchases will have to be binned.
Whilst the email has been sent to customers travelling to Spain, it is not known if it just applies to flights to Spain.
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