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Eurowings baggage restrictions explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowance

Wondering how much cabin luggage you can take with you on a Eurowings flight? How about their excess baggage fees? Here's our guide to Eurowings's luggage restrictions, including details on weight, size and fees, so you know which ticket to book and how to get the biggest baggage allowance for your buck.

Eurowings hand luggage allowance: weight, size and fees

Eurowings cabin bag size Eurowings hand luggage weight allowance Number of bags allowed on board Cost to check in oversized hand luggage
55x40x23cm maximum cabin baggage dimensions

40x30x10cm maximum size for additional small bag

8kg maximum weight 1 hand luggage bag + 1 small personal item per passenger Free if cabin bag meets Eurowings regulations and flight is full

Excess hand luggage €50/€150 per item, depending on route

Eurowings hold luggage allowance: weight, size and fees

Eurowings hold baggage size Eurowings hold luggage weight allowance Number of hold bags allowed Cost of Eurowings hold luggage
158cm maximum dimensions (length + height + width) 23kg maximum weight: not including mobility equipment

Not included in the BASIC fare, but included in the SMART and BEST fares

Up to 1 item of hold luggage per passenger on BASIC fare

2 items per BEST fare passenger

Online €9-€30 depending on the fare type and route

At airport €50-€150

These fees can vary depending on the route you’re flying

What if my luggage weighs more than 23kg (for one item)?

You’ll be charged according to your fare type and route at the airport. BEST fare passengers receive two pieces of hold luggage, each weighing 23kg.

What if I have golf clubs, bike or surf board?

There are different fees for each item. It costs €50 to check in a hand glider, surf board, bodyboard or diving equipment on a short haul flight, and €100 on a long haul flight.

Can I take ski equipment on board a Eurowings flight?

Yes, and it’s actually free providing that the overall weight does not exceed 30kg. This includes the board, skis, stints or snow boots.

How to maximise Eurowings’s hand baggage allowance

1. Upgrade to a SMART fare with Eurowings

If you purchase a SMART Fare instead of the basic with Eurowings, you’ll be able to take two pieces of hand luggage on board instead of one (your max weight now amounting to 16kg). You’ll also receive a free piece of hold luggage amounting to 23kg, a snack on board, and your preferred seating.

2. Learn how to pack light

Are you heading on a weekend away to Berlin, or a business trip in Bonn? Consider what you really need on the flight. Can you squeeze a weekend into 8kg? With our packing guide, you’ll see a capsule wardrobe is the way to go, and you definitely don’t need to bring all of those electrical items. You should also check out the laptop and tablet ban on UK hand luggage on flights moving between certain countries – it’s certainly one way to cut weight off your hand luggage.

3. Upgrade your hand luggage

If you’re still heaving round an old duffel which weighs more than the contents you carry, it’s time to consider upgrading to a lightweight, cabin-friendly bag. These numbers from CabinMax and LoweAlpine will carry you straight through the weekend. See the full list of cabin-approved (and Skyscanner approved) hand luggage.

4. Book with a different airline

With only 8kg allowed in hand luggage, and an optional 23kg hold luggage you will have to pay for, there are slightly more generous options when it comes to choosing an airline with a hefty baggage policy. British Airways offer 23kg in the cabin alone, as do KLM. Even Flybe offers 10kg, whilst hold luggage with them is also an add-on. You can find all of the airlines baggage restrictions on Skyscanner.

See baggage restrictions for all major airlines

5. Experiment with wearable luggage

It’s not the most comfortable way to fly, but these wearable luggage jackets and waistcoasts will save you plenty of money on checking in a bag, or being stung with baggage fees. The Stuffa can hold 5kg of clothing, and the Rufus Roo can carry up to 10kg more of electrical items too – bringing your total allowance without checked luggage to 17kg or 22kg, depending on which you choose.

Packing tips for Germanwings

Make sure you pack smart before your next flight👇

Airline baggage allowances and information from Skyscanner

No matter which airline you’re flying with, here are complete guides to baggage rules and restrictions for the UK’s biggest airlines, including easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Jet2.

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Not sure whether you can take that pot of honey, baby food or medicine on board? This guide clears up the confusions.

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