simonhill wrote:Nonetheless, I wonder what is the hierarchy at airports. If the airline says xx baggage is OK but the airport staff say it is not, who wins?
Ultimately, the airline wins because they are the airport's customer - but they might not win fast enough to get you on a plane.
And in this case, it wasn't clear (maybe still isn't, given some comments in the other thread) that Ryanair says this baggage is OK.
...and there will always, but always be local interpretation involved.
As someone who is regularly castigated on another Forum for my madness in taking a spare set of fishing gear onto planes in hand luggage (lunacy, it will be confiscated and eaten by leopards/similar, they cry) for very good reasons I won't bore you with, I can report that it's the Ground Agents whose word really matters.
...and no, I've never had an issue with carrying on, except in one single case where politeness, respect and utter reasonableness seemed to make all the difference