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Hand Luggage Size Guide & Case Finder

Hand Luggage Sizes

Having the perfect cabin bag that is sturdy, lightweight and reliable is one thing, but making sure it’s a suitable size, is quite another. Hand luggage sizes vary from airline to airline and prompt passengers the world over to question what size is classed as hand luggage?

Here at Case, we want to make it easy for you to find the right cabin bag because we all know there’s nothing worse than the pre-flight stress of airport security. The last thing you want is to have to start juggling the contents of your bags or even incur a charge because your cabin luggage is too big or too heavy.

Our guide below will outline the current airline hand luggage specifications. The fully comprehensive list includes 22 airlines, so no matter where you’re off to, we will make sure you leave for your flight with the confidence that you have packed accordingly. Before you continue, remember all luggage sizes include handles and wheels.

Hand Luggage Sizes by Airline

We have included a table of all airline’s cabin luggage allowances below. The table includes size and weight as well as how many bags you’re allowed to take. If you’re after a little more information click on the link to the airline's dedicated hand luggage page.

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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 cabin bag +
1 small bag
55x40x20cm
35x20x20xm
10kg combined weight
Thomas Cook Airlines 1 cabin bag +
1 personal item
55x40x20cm 6kg
TUI Airways 1 cabin bag 55x40x20cm 5kg
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
Ryanair

Hand Luggage Size Ryanair

The cabin luggage policy on Ryanair has changed! As of the 1st November 2018, you are only entitled to take one small personal bag on board. The bag must be able to fit under the seat in front of you. You can then purchase more allowance as required.

The maximum size for the personal bag is 40 x 20 x 25cm.

If you take 2 bags to the gate or your bag is too big, Ryanair can fine you £25.

Their Priority & 2 Cabin Bags add-on is from an additional £6. It gives you the benefit of the priority queue and allows you to bring 2 cabin bags; 1 small personal bag, as above and one standard cabin bag which can be stored in the overhead locker.

The maximum size for the standard cabin bag is 55 x 40 x 20cm, with a maximum weight of 10kg.


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EasyJet

Cabin Luggage Size for easyJet

You can take one cabin bag per person on board an easyJet flight. There’s no weight limit to the easyJet cabin luggage size allowance, however, the clause is that you are able to lift it into the overhead locker yourself.

The maximum size is 56 x 45 x 25cm.

It is worth noting that easyJet has limited space for cabin bags, they can only fit up to 70 cabin bags. Once these spaces have been filled, cabin bags will be put into the hold and can be collected from the baggage carousel on arrival in the terminal.


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FlyBe

Cabin Luggage Size for FlyBe

You are entitled to take two bags into the cabin with FlyBe. One standard cabin bag and one small personal bag that will fit under the seat in front of you.

The maximum size for the standard cabin bag is 55 x 35 x 20cm

There is a maximum weight of 10kg for your cabin bags; this is a combined weight of your cabin baggage and smaller personal item.

British Airways

Cabin Luggage Size for British Airways

British Airways allow passengers to take 2 bags onboard; 1 handbag or laptop sized bag and one standard cabin bag. They have two size specifications, one for adults, young adults and children and another to allow infants to have their own allowance for items required during the flight. These sizes are detailed below:


The maximum size for adults, young adults, and children are:

1 handbag or laptop bag up to 40 x 30 x 15cm with a maximum weight of 23kg

1 additional cabin bag up to 56 x 45 x 25cm with a maximum weight of 23kg


The maximum size for infants (under 2) is:

1 cabin bag up to 56 x 45 x 25cm with a maximum weight of 23kg

If your hand luggage is bigger than the specified size or weight, or you arrive with more hand luggage bags than the two mentioned above, you will need to check it in as hold luggage. This will then count towards your checked-in luggage allowance.


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Emirates

Cabin Luggage Size for Emirates

The information below is the standard cabin bag sizes for Emirates. They do however have a baggage allowance calculator, so you can check exactly what cabin baggage you are allowed for each individual flight, as Emirates luggage allowances can vary depending on your route, class of travel or your Emirates Skywards membership.


First Class and Business Class customers are permitted two pieces of carry-on baggage: one briefcase plus either one handbag or one garment bag. The briefcase may not exceed 45 x 35 x 20cm, the handbag may not exceed 55 x 38 x 20cm and the garment bag can be no more than 20cm thick when folded.

The weight of each piece must not exceed 7kg.

Economy Class customers are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage that should not exceed 55 x 38 x 20cm and must weigh no more than 7kg.

Emirates also allow you to bring duty-free purchases such as spirits, cigarettes, and perfume in reasonable quantities for all service classes.


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Qatar

Hand Luggage Size for Qatar Airways

The hand luggage allowance for Qatar Airways is dependant on which class you are travelling.

First Class and Business Class customers are allowed to carry two pieces of baggage on board. These two pieces cannot exceed a total weight of 15kg.

Economy Class customers are allowed to carry one piece of baggage, this cannot exceed 7kg.

The maximum size for each piece of hand baggage is 50 x 37 x 25cm.

Laptops and laptop bags are classed as one of the pieces of your hand baggage allowance.

klm

Cabin Luggage Size for KLM

The cabin bag allowance for KLM is defined by which class you are travelling.

Economy Class on European and intercontinental flights

You are allowed to carry 2 items of hand baggage.

One standard cabin bag, the maximum size allowed is 55 x 35 x 25 cm.

One accessory bag which includes a handbag, briefcase or laptop. The maximum size is 40 x 30 x 15 cm.

The total combined weight must not exceed 12kg.


Business Class on European and intercontinental flights

You are allowed to carry 3 items of hand baggage.


Two standard cabin bags, the maximum size allowed is 55 x 35 x 25 cm.

One accessory bag which includes a handbag, briefcase or laptop. The maximum size is 40 x 30 x 15cm.

The total combined weight must not exceed 18kg.

KLM also note that any bags, despite whether they meet the hand luggage requirements may still need to be checked in at the gate. This will be free of charge and is due to limited space in overhead lockers onboard.

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