Escape With Hand Luggage Only - Airline Hand Luggage Size Restrictions

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Escape with Hand Luggage Only!


Escape with hand luggage only - Airplane in mid take-off cc Michael Miley, 2012Who doesn’t love a cheap flight? Being able to travel to 100’s of places for under £100? It’s brilliant! However, with cheap flights came the advent of added fees for checking in a bag, meaning that many of us work quite hard to escape with hand luggage only. Not only does this mean we avoid the sneaky extra charges, we also get to circumnavigate the excitement of the big bag merry-­go-­round:

‘Has my bag made it to the same airport as me?
Is it still in one piece?
Will I be able to spot it?’

Escape with hadn luggage only - unclaimed _ lonely, temporarily unclaimed baggage. _ hobvias sudoneighm _ FlickrJust to keep you on your toes, every airline seems to have made up different rules about the hand luggage you’re allowed to take. There isn’t even a standard number of bags! So here at Travel Toiletries 2 Go, we thought we would put together a helpful list of major airlines that fly from the UK and their individual hand luggage restrictions. Useful for packing (do you have to get your purse or wallet in there as well?), and also handy when you’re shopping for a new bag to take on your next trip. You never know, you might be able to take more than you thought! 

Airline

How Many Bags?

Maximum Bag Size

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

Air Newzealand

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

55cm x 40cm x 23cm

7kg

American Airlines

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

56cm x 36cm x 23cm
inc wheels/handles

No weight restriction**

British Airways

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

56cm x 45cm x 25cm

23kg

BMI Regional

1 cabin bag + 1 personal Item*

55cm x 40cm x 23cm
inc. wheels/handles

12kg

City Jet

1 Cabin Bag

AVRO RJ85 - 55cm x 35cm x 25cm FOKKER-50 - 47.5cm x 35cm x 20cm

12kg

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**

Etihad

1 cabin bag

55cm x 40cm x 20cm

7kg

Emirates

1 cabin bag

55cm x 38cm x 20cm

7kg

Flybe

1 cabin bag

55cm x 35cm x 23cm

10kg

Iberia

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

56cm x 45cm x 25cm

No weight restriction**

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

Quatar Airways

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

50cm x 37cm x 25cm

7kg

Quantas

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

55cm x 36cm x 23cm

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

Singapore Airlines

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

55cm x 36cm x 24cm

7kg

Swiss Air

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

55cm x 40cm x 23 cm

8kg

Thomas Cook Airlines

1 cabin bag + 1 personal item*

55cm x 40cm x 20cm

6kg

Thomson Airways

1 cabin bag

55 x 35 x 25 cm

10kg

Virgin Atlantic

1 cabin bag

56cm x 36cm x 23cm

10kg

Whizz Air

1 cabin bag

42cm x 32cm x 25cm

No weight restriction**

*1 personal item or 1 small bag equates to a laptop bag, briefcase or handbag. Or your duty-free.

**No weight restriction has been specified, though most state you must be able to lift the bag into an overhead locker without assistance - and we think that’s good advice.

Happy Travelling

P.S. Don't forget to check the hand-luggage rules and regulations here

P.P.S. Check out our great travel toiletries packs for her and for him and make your packing a breeze!


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