Cabin luggage: Guide to hand baggage sizes and weight restrictions
Here’s all the info you need on cabin luggage sizes and weight allowances on major European airlines for short-halt flights to Europe with major airlines including.
Compare cabin baggage restrictions with the table below, and save yourself with lots of baggage stress when boarding.
|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. handles/wheels||No weight restriction|
|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 20cm 1 small bag: 35cm x 20cm x 20cm||10kg|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||1 cabin bag + 1 personal item||55cm x 40cm x 20cm||6kg|
|Thomson Airways||1 cabin bag||55 x 40 x 20cm||5kg|
|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|
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 Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. Full details here.
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