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Guide to cabin bag sizes and weight restrictions

No traveller wants to get caught out with the wrong size carry-on luggage. We’ve pulled together Europe’s major airlines cabin bag allowances into one easy-to-read guide below.

Fed up with waiting for your luggage at the carousel? Check out these great top tips for travelling light with just hand luggage, too.


AirlineAllowanceMax.DimensionsMax. Weight
Aer Lingus1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
55x40x24cm10kg
Aeroflot1 cabin bag55x40x25cm10kg
(15kg for business class travellers)
Air Asia1 cabin bag +
1 small bag
56x36x23cm
40x30x10cm
7kg combined weight
Air France1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
55x35x25cm
40x30x15cm
12-18kg combined weight
(depending on ticket type)
British Airways1 cabin bag +
1 laptop/handbag
56x45x25cm
40x30x15cm
23kg combined weight
Delta1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
56x35x23cmNo weight restrictions*
easyJet1 cabin bag45x36x20cmNo weight restrictions
Emirates1 cabin bag55x38x20cm7kg
Etihad Airways1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
50x40x21cm
40x30x15cm
7kg for cabin bag
5kg for personal item
Jet21 cabin bag +
1 laptop/handbag
56x45x25cm
Not specified
10kg combined weight
KLM1 cabin bag +
1 small bag
55x35x25cm
40x30x15cm
12kg combined weight
Lufthansa1 cabin bag +
1 foldable garment bag
55x40x23cm
57x54x15cm
8kg
Norwegian1 cabin bag +
1 underseat bag
55x40x23cm
30x25x38cm
10kg combined weight
Qatar Airways1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
50x37x25cm
Not specified
7kg combined weight
Ryanair1 small bag40x20x25cmNo weight restrictions
Thomas Cook Airlines1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
55x40x20cm
Not specified
6kg
TUI Airways1 cabin bag55x40x20cm10kg
Turkish Airlines1 cabin bag55x40x23cm8kg
Virgin Atlantic1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
56x36x23cm*10kg
Vueling Airlines1 cabin bag +
1 small bag
55x40x20cm
40x20x30cm
10kg combined weight
Wizz Air1 cabin bag40x30x20cm10kg
*No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage except in the following: Changi International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport and Pudong International Airport

FAQs

Cabin bags – or carry on bags – are usually limited to around 10kg for economy flying passengers. It’s always worth checking the airline’s specific requirements before you fly though, as this limit can be less on some airlines, and substantially more on others.

They can be, but more often they are size-checked. We recommend that you ensure your bag is within the weight and size limits the airline specifies if you want it on board with you. If the staff deem your bag too big or too heavy, it will be checked.

A personal item usually refers to a purse or handbag, a backpack, or electronics bags, such as a camera case or a laptop bag. Rule of thumb, is that the ‘personal’ item should be compact enough to be stowed under the seat in front of you.

Information correct as of 26 November 2021. Always check the latest guidance before booking a trip.


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