Cabin baggage rules

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Does your cabin bag meet the size and weight limits? © Dan Sperrin

Does your cabin bag meet the size and weight limits? © Dan Sperrin

Airlines generally set the rules as to what you can and cannot carry in the aeroplane cabin. We haven’t listed all airlines but here is a list of probably the most used 22 airlines in alphabetical order with what the current limits are to the size and the weight for travelling in economy class – or its equivalent – only. Most allow just one bag unless they say otherwise. Check with the airline for business and first class.

And do remember to check before you pack. These rules are only correct as at the time of writing – July 21 2014

BUT one airport – Luton – imposes its own rules, regardless of which airline you fly on. If you fly from Luton you will be limited to just one piece of hand luggage.

 

 

Airline Cabin baggage dimensions (cm) Maximum weight
Aer Lingus 55 x 40 x 24 10kg
Aer Lingus Regional 48 x 33 x 24 7kg
Air France 55 x 35 x 25 12kg
Aurigny 48 x 36 x 20 10kg
BMI Regional 55 x 40 x 23 None specified
British Airways 56 x 45 x 25 23kg
City Jet 55 x 35 x 25: on AVRO RJ8547.5 x 35 x 20: on Fokker 12kg12kg
easyJet  50 x 40 x 20 None specified
Emirates 55 x 38 x 20 7kg
Flybe 55 x 40 x 23 10kg
Iberia 56 x 45 x 25 None specified
Jet2 56 x 45 x 25 10kg
KLM 55 x 25 x 35 12kg
Lufthansa 55 x 40 x 23 8kg
Norwegian 55 x 40 x 23 10kg; 8kg to/from Dubai
Ryanair 55 x 40 x 20 + one small bag 10kg
TUI 55 x 40 x 20 5kg; weight allowance is 7kg on some flights, but does not specify which ones.
Virgin Atlantic 56 x 36 x 23 10kg
Vueling 55 x 40 x 20 None specified
Wizz 42 x 32 x 25; Larger  max 56 x 45 x 25 “for a fee”. None specified
 Thomas Cook        55 x 40 x 23                 6kg

 

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