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How to Pack for Ryanair

Carry-On Only!


So Rose and I are off to Puglia, Southern Italy for five nights and it's our old 'friend' Ryanair who gets our business...again.

We are hand-luggage only travellers when we visit Europe so here are my well-tried and tested tips.

First of all make 100% sure your bag qualifies. You DO NOT want to start a trip fretting it won't fit in that damn ruddy box thing if you are unlucky enough to land a stroppy check-in girl! Spain has some of the worst and it can mean a pretty godawful end to your hols if you have to pay extra ££££ because your bag is too big and/or heavy to carry-on. For the record, a carry-on bag on Ryanair must measure 55 x 40 x 20 cm and weigh no more than 10 kilos in total. Mine is from Antler, grey with wheels and a handy pocket on outside for passport, wallet and aforementioned see-through bag.
Here's what I packed:

1 x knee length white shorts
1 x white jeans
1 x white vest
1 x white t-shirt
1 x light yellow t-shirt
2 x Lily Pulitzer dress
1 x Zara white/gold sweater with long silk lining - gorgeous!!
1 x tan Rondini sandals - I have 3 pairs and they will take you anywhere!
1 x white wedges
2 x bikini
1 x one piece
2 x pool cover-up
1 x roll-up hat with wide brim (more stylish than it sounds)
Lingerie, nightie
Small Coach leather clutch
H&M fold-to-nothing nylon animal print bag - surprisingly stylish for £4!
1 x Muji clear zipped bag for lotions and potions (remember 100ml only is allowed and lipstick, gloss, cream eyeshadow all count as 'liquids')
1 x make-up bag
1 x medication bag...just in case - I don't speak Italian and sounds and actions for certain 'typical holiday ailments' is not a good look!

1 x pack of cards
1 x Garmin
2 x chargers
1 x iPad - put it where it's easy to get out for security checks
1 x kindle (optimistic as my book is the 650 page Wolf Hall)
1 x large paperback
1 x large round hairbrush (it's amazing how much space it takes up)

Travelling: J Brand khakis (yes, those safari ones again), white vest with bra top, blue long sleeved shirt, brown Brora cardi (yes, my old faithful),
long animal print scarf, heavy leather belt, burnished silver leather trainer-type shoes.

Obviously the above is for days in the sun with a chilly spell now and again. Even I am not sure I could do carry-on only for two weeks skiing in St. Moritz!


My daughter is even more impressive...

Posted by haveyoubeenyet 05:55 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged packing puglia ryanair carry-on_luggage

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