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Carry on Cabin Luggage Size Guide

Carry on Cabin Luggage Size Guide for major airlines

Cabin Bag Size Guide

AirlineAllowanceMax. DimensionsMax. Weight
Aer Lingus1 cabin bag + 1 personal itemOverall dimension 115cm10kg
Aeroflot1 cabin bag55cm x 40cm x 24cm10kg
Air Asia1 cabin bag + 1 personal itemcabin bag: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm personal item: 40cm x 30cm x 10cm7kg
Air France1 cabin bag + 1 personal itemcabin bag: 55cm x 35cm x 25cm personal item: 40cm x 35cm x 15cm12kg
British Airways1 cabin bag + 1 handbag/laptop bagcabin bag: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm handbag/laptop bag:45cm x 36cm x 20cm23kg per bag
Delta1 cabin bag + 1 personal item56cm x 35cm x 23cmNo weight restriction *
easyJet1 cabin bag56cm x 45cm x 25cm inc. handles/wheelsNo weight restriction
Emirates1 cabin bag55cm x 38cm x 20cm7kg
Etihad Airways1 cabin bag40cm x 50cm x 25cm7kg
Flybe1 cabin bag + 1 small personal item55cm x 35cm x 20cm10kg
Jet21 cabin bag + 1 personal item56cm x 45cm x 25cm10kg
KLM1 cabin bag + 1 personal itemcabin bag:55cm x 35cm x 25cmpersonal item: 40cm x 30cm x 15cm12kg
Lufthansa1 cabin bag55cm x 40cm x 23cm8kg
Norwegian1 cabin bag + 1 personal item55cm x 40cm x 23cm10kg
Qatar Airways1 cabin bag + 1 personal item50cm x 37cm x 25cm7kg
Ryanair*1 cabin bag + 1 small bagcabin bag: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm small bag: 35cm x 20cm x 20cm10kg
Thomas Cook Airlines1 cabin bag + 1 personal item55cm x 40cm x 20cm6kg
Thomson Airways1 cabin bag55 x 40 x 20cm5kg
Turkish Airlines1 cabin bag55cm x 40cm x 23cm8kg
Virgin Atlantic1 cabin bag56cm x 36cm x 23cm10kg
Vueling Airlines1 cabin bag + 1 smaller bagcabin bag: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm smaller bag: 35cm x 20cm x 20cm10kg
Wizz Air1 cabin bag42cm x 32cm x 25cm10kg
* 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 22 June 2017

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easyJet’s Latest Carry On Cabin Size Luggage Restrictions

easyJet’s Latest Cabin Baggage Allowance 19/8/15

All passengers

ONE cabin bag
Maximum size of 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels.

easyJet Plus, FLEXI fare, Upfront and Extra Legroom customers

One cabin bag as above
Plus ONE additional small under seat bag (For example a handbag or laptop)
Maximum size of 45 x 36 x 20cm which will need to be placed under the seat in front.

Our boarding priority is that easyJet Plus customers will board first followed by passengers who need assistance, then families and finally all other passengers. So locker space will be available for those passengers with medical needs for their flight for items such as wheelchair parts or medicines (in line with our safety standards).

Is there a weight restriction on cabin baggage?

There is no weight restriction for cabin baggage. As long as you are able to place the bag into the overhead locker and get it out again without assistance then the bag will be accepted into the cabin

Will my cabin bag be checked before I board?

Yes, your cabin bag will be checked for its size with a baggage gauge (the orange bag size baskets or cages) at the Bag Drop desk and at the boarding gate

What happens if my cabin bag is too big?

If your cabin bag is larger than the maximum cabin bag size (56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels) the Bag Drop desk will ask you to check the bag into the aircraft hold and a charge of £30.00 will apply. If you go directly to the boarding gate and your cabin bag is larger than the maximum cabin bag size, your item will be checked into the aircraft hold and a charge of £45.00 will apply.

What happens if cabin storage is full? Will I have to put my bag in the hold?

We only have a limited amount of cabin space on the aircraft so on busy flights it’s not always possible to fit everyone’s cab bags on board the aircraft.

Overhead locker space is allocated on a first come first served basis and once the overhead lockers are full all remaining customers will be asked to put their cabin bags in the hold free of charge as long as their cabin bag does not exceed the maximum cabin bag size of 56 x 45 x 25cm.

Can I take extra cabin baggage when I’m flying with my infant?

If you’re travelling with an infant (under 2 years of age) you can bring an additional small baby changing bag on board the aircraft. This bag can be no larger than 45x36x20cm and must be placed under the seat in front of you.  Under seat bags are limited to a maximum of one bag per seat. If you’re an easyJet Plus, Upfront/Extra Legroom customer or have purchased a Flexi fare you will already have an additional under seat allowance and are therefore unable to bring a second under seat bag on board the aircraft.

If, however, you have booked a separate seat for your infant, they will qualify for one piece of cabin baggage within the normal baggage size restrictions, just like grown-ups.

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Budget Airline Cabin Size Luggage Guide

With many of the budget airlines having various weight and size restrictions for their carry on baggage policies things can get rather confusing when purchasing your cabin friendly luggage

Hopefully this handy guide below, showing many of the major budget airlines carry on baggage rules and guidlines, will go some way to clarifing some of that confusion

There is also a direct link to most of the airlines baggage pages so you can always check for any changes to their hand luggage and checked baggage policies!

Air Asia56 x 36 x 23 cm7 kgSee websiteAir Asia website
Air Berlin55 x 40 x 20 cm8 kg or 10 kg with laptopPut in hold*Air Berlin website
Air France55 x 35 x 25 cm12 kgPut in hold*Air France website
Air IndiaL+W+H should not exceed 115cm15 kgPut in hold*Air India website
Air Lingus55 x 40 x 24 cm + Laptop/handbag10 kg€30-40 at airport Put in hold*Air Lingus website
BA56 x 45 x 25 cm + Laptop/handbag23 kgPut in hold*BA website
Brussels Airlines55 x 40 x 23 cm6 – 16 kg + laptop or handbagPut in hold*Brussels Airlines website
easyJet50 x 40 x 20 cm**Lift unaided£40 at boarding gateeasyJet website
Flybe55 x 40 x 23 cm10 kg£50 boarding gateFlybe website
GermanWings55 x 40 x 20 cm8 kgPut in hold*GermanWings website
Iberia56 x 45 x 25 cm + small personal itemLift unaidedPut in hold*Iberia website
IcelandairShould not exceed 115cm in total *10 kg + 1 small bagPut in hold*Icelandair website
KLM55 x 35 x 25 cm + 1 small handbag, briefcase or laptop bag12 kgPut in hold*KLM website
Jet256 x 45 x 2510 kgPut in hold. Hold luggage costs £8 for 22 kgJet2 website
Lufthansa55 x 40 x 23 cm8 kgPut in hold*Lufthansa website
Pegasus Airlines55 x 40 x 20 + small handbag
or laptop
8 kgPut in hold*Pegasus website
Norwegian55 x 40 x 23 cm + small handbag or laptop10 kgPut in hold*Norwegian website
RyanAir55 x 40 x 20 cm
+ 1 small bag up to 35 x 20
x 20 cms.
10 kg£50/€50
at boarding gate
RyanAir website
SAS55 x 40 x 23 cm + small handbag or laptop8 kgPut in hold*SAS website
Vueling55 x 40 x 20 cm10 kg€35 at checkinVueling website
WizzAir42 x 32 x 25 cm free
56 x 45 x 25 cm €10 – 20 (dependent on season and flight time)
10 kg£51 at boarding gateWizzAir website
WOW air56 x 45 x 25 cm + duty
free shopping
10 kgPut in hold*WOW website
Thompson55 x 40 x 20 cm5 kgPut in hold*
Thomas Cook55 x 40 x 20 cm5kgPut in hold*
Virgin56 x 36 x 23 cm10 kgPut in hold*
Monarch56 x 40 x 25 cm
Or 2 bags with combined size no bigger than 56x40x20cm
10 kgPut in hold*


* Subject to checked baggage limits, usually 23 kg. (20 kg with Air Berlin)
** easyJet passengers can choose to travel with larger bags (maximum 56 x 45 x 25cm) but on busier flights they may have to be placed in the hold free of charge


NB: It is always worth checking the airline’s website for any last minute changes to their terms and conditions