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Ryanair delays launch of new cabin bag policy until the new year - find out exactly when the new rules will apply

Ryanair has announced that it will hold off implementing a new cabin bag policy until January.

Earlier this year the budget airline revealed it was changing the rules so that only priority boarding passengers can take two cabin bags on board for free.

That means that if you need more than one piece of hand luggage, you'll have to fork out the extra £5 for priority boarding.

Everyone else will be allowed one small bag but be forced to put their other bag in the hold at the boarding gate (although this will be free).

However, it seems that Ryanair has been hit with Christmas cheer, deciding to push the launch of the new policy back until the 15th January 2018 - so if you're travelling during the festive period, you will still be able to take two free bags on board.

In the meantime, you can enjoy the new check-in bag allowance of 20kg, as well as the new check-in fees from £35 down to £25.

That's provided your flight hasn't been cancelled of course .

It's been a difficult few months for Ryanair, who were forced to cancel up to 50 flights a day after messing up their pilots' holiday rotas - and thousands of customers were left fuming.

Not only were almost 740,000 passengers left without flights, but it'll also be a blow for the airline, who will have to compensate holidaymakers whose flights were cancelled, whether offering a full refund or a new flight.

The news came after the Civil Aviation Authority accused the carrier of "not complying with the law" over the fiasco, and giving them a deadline to contact customers and let them know of their rights.