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Hand luggage limits

Get the Lowdown on Airline Hand Luggage Rules

It's early morning when you pack your personal belongings in a rush to catch your plane. And of course, last night you just didn't have the time or wish to pack. You are ready, on your way to the airport and praying to be on time and not to have forgotten anything vital. If you are lucky to have picked everything you need for the trip, there is one final obstacle travellers fear. The hand luggage!

 

How much is allowed to be taken on board depends on the airline you are flying with. If you are a frequent flyer, you probably more or less know the hand luggage limit allowed by your flight company, but would you convert if you knew you could take more on board with a different airline?

 

For all the less of frequent travellers and those who fly on a regular basis, we present an infographic with hand luggage limits allowed by individual airlines, which vary greatly depending on who you fly with. Some companies allow only one peace of hand luggage of maximum ten kilograms weight, whereas others allow up to two pieces. Another factor is the travel class you book; in business class you are allowed to take more luggage into the cabin. 

 

What exactly can be taken on board is yet another area of expertise. There are objects you are not allowed to have on the plane, and those you need to put into plastic bags, such as cosmetics, and there are also volume limits. Flight companies provide sufficient relevant information on their websites. However, this is the subject for yet another infographic. Take a look at the one created by Auto Europe below to have an idea what are the hand luggage limits across individual airlines. 

 


 

We have prepared some information about airline luggage allowances, which will help you on your next holiday.

 

Click on the image below and check out our informative infographic! 

 

Hand Luggage Limits

 

AIRLINE

CLASS

 CLASS

2013

AirberlinECONOMY BUSINESSPASSENGERS
 Suitcases

55cm x 40cm x 20cm,

max. 8kg

55cm x 40cm x 20cm,

max. 8kg 

Passengers
 Suitcases

40cm x 30cm x 10cm,

max. 2kg

55cm x 40cm x 20cm,

max. 8kg
(10kg with laptop)

31.5

 Million passengers 

 SuitcasesDoes not apply  40cm x 30cm x 10cm 
Air CanadaECONOMY BUSINESS 
Suitcases

55cm x 40cm x 23cm,

max. 10kg

55cm x 40cm x 23cm,

max. 10kg 

Passengers
Suitcases

30cm x 24cm x 14cm,

max. 10kg 

30cm x 24cm x 14cm,

max. 10kg 
 35

 Million passengers 

SuitcasesDoes not applyDoes not apply 
Airfrance ECONOMY BUSINESS 
 Suitcases

55cm x 35cm x 25cm,

max. 12kg 

55cm x 35cm x 25cm,

max. 12kg  
Passengers
 SuitcasesLaptop bag
(max. 12kg combined) 
 55cm x 35cm x 25cm,
max. 12kg  
 77.3

 Million passengers 

 SuitcasesDoes not apply Laptop bag
(max.18kg combined)
 
British Airways ECONOMY BUSINESS 
Suitcases56cm x 45cm x 25cm,
max. 23kg
 56cm x 45cm x 25cm,
max. 23kg
Passengers 
Suitcases
56cm x 45cm x 25cm,
max. 23kg 
 45cm x 36cm x 20cm,
max. 23kg 

33.3

 Million passengers  
SuitcasesDoes not applyDoes not apply  
Delta ECONOMY BUSINESS 
Suitcases 56cm x 36cm x 23cm,
No maximum weight
56cm x 36cm x 23cm,
No maximum weight 
Passengers
 Suitcases Does not apply Does not apply 164.6

 Million passengers 

SuitcasesDoes not apply Does not apply 
easyJet  ECONOMY BUSINESS 
Suitcases50cm x 40cm x 20cm,
No maximum weight 
 50cm x 40cm x 20cm,
No maximum weight
Passengers
 SuitcasesDoes not applyDoes not apply 61.3

 Million passengers 

SuitcasesDoes not applyDoes not apply 
Emirates  ECONOMY BUSINESS 
Suitcases 55cm x 38cm x 20cm,
max. 7kg
55cm x 38cm x 20cm,
max. 7kg 
Passengers
 SuitcasesDoes not apply55cm x 38cm x 20cm,
max. 7kg  
 43

 Million passengers 

SuitcasesDoes not applyDoes not apply 
KLM ECONOMY BUSINESS 
 Suitcases55cm x 25cm x 35cm,
max. 12 kg
 55cm x 25cm x 35cm,
max. 12kg
Passengers
 SuitcasesLaptop bag 45cm x 20cm x 35cm 26.5

 Million passengers 

SuitcasesDoes not apply Laptop bag 
Lufthansa  ECONOMY BUSINESS 
 Suitcases55cm x 40cm x 23cm,
max. 8kg
55cm x 40cm x 23cm,
max. 8kg 
Passengers
 SuitcasesLaptop bag
(max. 8kg combined)
55cm x 40cm x 23cm,
max. 8kg
 63

 Million passengers 

SuitcasesDoes not apply Laptop bag
(max. 16kg combined)
 
Ryanair ECONOMY BUSINESS 
 Suitcases 55cm x 40cm x 20cm,
max. 10kg
55cm x 40cm x 20cm,
max. 10kg 
Passengers
 
Suitcases
Does not apply Does not apply 81

 Million passengers 

 
Suitcases
Does not applyDoes not apply 

 


 
Click on the image below for the full infographic
 
Infographic - Hand luggage limits
 

 

 

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