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Cabin luggage: Guide to hand baggage sizes and weight restrictions

Save yourself a whole lot of cabin baggage stress and potential additional charges when boarding by checking dimensions and weight restrictions before you travel.

We’ve pulled together Europe’s major airlines cabin allowances into one easy to read guide below. And if you’re fed up with waiting for your luggage at the carousel, and want to maximise what you can get in your cabin bag then check out these great top tips for travelling light with your hand luggage.

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Airline Allowance Max. Dimensions Max. Weight
Aer Lingus 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55x40x24cm 10kg
Aeroflot 1 cabin bag 55x40x25cm 10kg (15kg for business class travellers
Air Asia 1 cabin bag +
1 small bag
56x36x23cm 
40x30x10cm
7kg combined weight
Air France 1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
55x35x25cm
40x30x15cm
12-18kg combined weight depending on ticket type
British Airways 1 cabin bag +
1 laptop/handbag
56x45x25cm
40x30x15cm
23kg combined weight
Delta 1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
56x35x23cm
No weight restrictions*
easyJet 1 cabin bag  56x45x25cm No weight restrictions
Emirates 1 cabin bag 55x38x20cm 7kg
Etihad Airways 1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
50x40x25cm
7kg for cabin bag + 5kg for personal item
Flybe 1 cabin bag + 
1 laptop/handbag
55x35x20cm 10kg combined weight
Jet2 1 cabin bag +
1 laptop/handbag
56x45x25cm 10kg combined weight
KLM 1 cabin bag + 
1 small bag
55x35x25cm
40x30x15cm
12kg combined weight
Lufthansa 1 cabin bag  55x40x23cm
8kg
Norwegian 1 cabin bag + 
1 personal item
55x40x23cm
25x33x20cm
10kg combined weight
Qatar Airways 1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
50x37x25cm 7kg combined weight
Ryanair 1 small bag 40x20x25cm No weight restriction
Thomas Cook Airlines 1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
55x40x20cm 6kg
TUI Airways 1 cabin bag 55x40x20cm 5kg-7kg depending on destination
Turkish Airlines 1 cabin bag 55x40x23cm 8kg
Virgin Atlantic 1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
23x36x56cm 10kg
Vueling Airlines 1 cabin bag +
1 small bag
55x40x20cm
35x20x20cm
10kg combined weight
Wizz Air 1 cabin bag 40x30x20cm 10kg

*No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage except in the following: Changi International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport and Pudong International Airport

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

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