Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has warned his low-cost airline could soon start charging passengers to carry their bags in the plane's hold.
O'Leary's move would come as part of a wider plan to halve the number of passengers checking in a bag from the current level of 20%, as reducing checked-in bags saves on fuel costs and speeds up flight turnarounds.
However, O'Leary admitted to the Independent: "We will never get rid of (hold) bags".
The Ryanair boss suggested that airlines were "likely" to charge passengers to take bags into the cabin "at some point in the future".
"We're very keen to find ways to ensure our pilots are flying in the most fuel efficient and safe fashion," he added. "All we're doing is trying to fly two minutes slower per flight."
Asked if he was planning any other savings, O'Leary replied: "As soon as we can think of one, we'll be implementing it".