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Cabin luggage: Guide to hand baggage sizes


and weight restrictions
Sunday, 26 March 2017

Laura Gavin
Writer

Here's all the info you need on cabin luggage sizes and weight allowances on major
European airlines for short-haul flights to Europe with major airlines including BA,
Ryanair, easyJet and Lufthansa.

According to our recent survey*, 82% of UK air passengers want all airlines to have the
same cabin bag allowance. But the size and weight restrictions on hand luggage often
varies between airlines, despite attempts to standardise cabin bag requirements by the
International Air Transportation Association (IATA). That's not to mention the question of
whether your handbag or laptop case counts as extra! So, how big is too big?

Compare cabin baggage restrictions with our table below, and save yourself a whole lot of
baggage stress when boarding!

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Airline Allowance Max. Dimensions Max. Weight

Aer Lingus 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 24cm 10kg

Air France 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 35cm x 25cm 12kg

British Airways 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 56cm x 45cm x 25cm 23kg

Delta 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 56cm x 35cm x 23cm No weight restriction *

easyJet 1 cabin bag 56cm x 45cm x 25cm inc. No weight restriction


handles/wheels

Emirates 1 cabin bag 55cm x 38cm x 20cm 7kg

Etihad Airways 1 cabin bag 40cm x 50cm x 25cm 7kg

Flybe 1 cabin bag 55cm x 35cm x 23cm 10kg

Jet2 1 cabin bag 56cm x 45cm x 25cm 10kg

KLM 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 25cm x 35cm 12kg

Lufthansa 1 cabin bag 55cm x 40cm x 23cm 8kg

Monarch 1 cabin bag 56cm x 40cm x 25cm 10kg

Norwegian 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 23cm 10kg

Qatar Airways 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 50cm x 37cm x 25cm 7kg

Ryanair 1 cabin bag + 1 small bag 1 cabin bag: 55cm x 40cm x 10kg
20cm 1 small bag: 35cm x
20cm x 20cm

Thomas Cook Airlines 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 20cm 6kg

Thomson Airways 1 cabin bag 55 x 35 x 25 cm 10kg

Turkish Airlines 1 cabin bag 55cm x 40cm x 23cm 8kg

Virgin Atlantic 1 cabin bag 56cm x 36cm x 23cm 10kg

Vueling Airlines 1 cabin bag 55cm x 40cm x 20cm 10kg

* Except for the following airports: Singapore (7kg), South Korea (10kg), Beijing (10kg) and Shanghai (10kg)

Personal items include handbag, briefcase, laptop computer, camera bag, crutches, umbrella, etc

Table correct as of 30 March 2016

UPDATE:
Hand luggage restrictions on electronic devices have changed following the UK
Government's recent ban on laptops and tablets in cabins, on direct flights to the UK from

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Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. Full details here.

Do you have any other cabin luggage conundrums? Or any advice you'd like to
share with our readers? Leave your questions and tips in the comment section below
and we'll try our best to include it in our next feature on hand baggage.

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*Skyscanner looked at the size and weight restrictions per cabin bag. Some of these

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airlines may allow an additional personal item (laptop, briefcase or handbag). British
Airways allows two cabin bags to the weight of 46kg, and certain Air Berlin customers are
also permitted two items of hand luggage. easyJet allows a slightly larger bag, but advises
such bags may be placed in the hold. Always check with the airline you're flying with
before travelling.

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Fanoftony 3 years ago


Check the baggage size list, probably need to look carefully as there seems to be an
error, the red denotes real problems re size and/or weight, the orange seems to be
'be careful' check first.
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StuaFan 3 years ago


Or you could get a Stua jacket - problem solved.
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Misty Roberts 4 days ago


Is all cabin baggage free as long as it matches the requirements
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Skyscanner Mod > Misty Roberts 2 days ago


Hi Misty - each airline has dierent pricing options, but generally, if you meet
their size and weight requirements then you can fly with hand luggage for
free. If you're still in doubt then check with the airline you're planning to fly
with. Hope this helps! ^Cat
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Oliver Cutler 23 days ago


What do the airlines class as "personal item"?? Camera bag??
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Skyscanner Mod > Oliver Cutler 12 days ago


Hi Oliver - 'personal items' usual means a hand bag. I believe a camera bag
may be included int hat, but expect it to be searched at security. You're
better o checking with the airline you're planning to fly with just to sure.
Thanks ^Cat
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Susan Shaw a month ago


for cabin luggage,56cms, does this include the wheels?
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Skyscanner Mod > Susan Shaw a month ago


It depends on the airline Susan - be safe and check with them specifically
would be my advice ^Cat

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