Flying with hand luggage only

Hand luggage allowances of 72 airlines (Status: July 07, 2021).

The hand luggage allowances are so generous with many airlines that you can travel with cabin luggage only on trips lasting several days or even longer. This not only avoids possible additional costs for suitcases that have to be transported in the cargo hold because of their size and weight. Flying with hand luggage only saves valuable time. Before departure, you don't have to wait in line at the airline counter to check in your suitcase. After landing, you avoid waiting at the baggage carousel. What's more, carry-on luggage won't get lost en route.

Traveling with only carry-on luggage means more independence. It's luxury. But how big and how heavy can carry-on luggage be?

We have evaluated the information from 72 airlines and compiled it for you. You will find the overview below.


Note: Airlines can change the regulations for size and weight of hand luggage at any time. We therefore recommend that you check with the airline in question in good time before traveling to find out what dimensions and weight are currently permitted for hand baggage.

At check-in, checks on the size and weight of hand luggage are to be expected. Therefore, you should pay attention to the airlines' information on size and weight. At airports, racks are often available in the check-in hall or at the flight counter to check whether the baggage is still permitted for the cabin. Appropriate checks are to be expected. This also applies to the weight of the carry-on bag. If a piece of carry-on baggage exceeds the size or weight limits, the baggage must be checked in and transported in the hold. This also applies to anyone carrying more carry-on baggage than permitted. This may result in additional charges.

 

 

Details of size, weight and number of carry-on items allowed on 72 airlines (Status: July 07, 2021).
 

The specified dimensions, weight and number of pieces apply to carry-on baggage for travelers in economy class or comparable fares.

Sizes of the baggage items are in centimeters (cm).
Weight information is in kilograms (Kg)
.

 

Note: Airline regulations are subject to change. It is therefore strongly recommended that you enquire about the current regulations when planning your trip.


* For airlines that do not specify weights for cabin baggage or carry-on baggage, the general rule is that a carry-on bag may only be heavy enough to be placed in a storage compartment above the seats without assistance.​​ (Data without guarantee. Inquiry strongly recommended.)

 

Aerolineas Argentinas 

​Cumulated (length+width+height) 115 cm

10 kg (Domestic Argentina 8 kg) + 3 Kg Additional bag

 

Air Lingus

55 x 40 x 24 cm

​10 Kg

Air Lingus regional

48 x 33 x 20 cm

7 kg

 

Air Algerie                            

55 x 35 x 25 cm

10 kg (5 kg for aircraft type ATR)

 

Air Baltic                              

55 x 40 x 23 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 10 cm

8 kg

 

Air Canada

55 x 40 x 23 cm

Additional 43 x 33 x 16 cm

No weight specifications *

Air China                             

55 x 40 x 20 cm

5 kg

 

Air Dolomiti                        

55 x 40 x 20 cm

8 kg

Air Europa

55 x 35 x 25 cm

10 kg

Air France                            

55 x 35 x 25 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm

12 kg

 

Air Malta                             

55 x 40 x 20 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15  cm

10 kg + 2 kg

 

Air Moldova                        

50 x 40 x 25 cm bzw.
57 x 54 x 15 cm (Garment bag)

8 kg

 

AirSerbia                              

55 x 40 x 20 cm + Zusatztasche

8 kg + 4 Kg (Additional bag)

 

Alitalia

55 x 35 x 25 cm

8 kg

 

American Airlines              

56 x 36 x 23 cm

No weight specifications *

 

ASL Airlines France           

Cumulated (length + height + width) 115 cm + Additional bag 30 x 20 x 20 cm

10 kg

 

Austrian Airlines 

55 x 40 x 23 cm + Additional bag 40 x 40 x 10 cm

8 kg

 

Belavia                                 

55 x 40 x 25 cm

10 kg

 

Blue Air                                

40 x 30 x 20 cm (no extra bag),

Additional 55 x 40 x 20 cm for Priority Boarding

10 kg

British Airways                   

56 x 45 x 25 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm

23 kg

 

Brussels Airline                  

55 x 40 x 23 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 10 cm

8 kg

 

Bulgaria Air                         

55 x 40 x 20 cm

10 kg

 

Cathay Pacific                     

56 x 36 x 23 cm

7 kg

 

Chair Airlines

55 x 40 x 20 cm

8 kg

Condor                                 

55 x 40 x 20 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 10 cm

8 kg

Corendon Airlines              

55 x 35 x 25 cm

7 kg

 

Croatia Airlines                  

55 x 40 x 20 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 10 cm

8 kg

 

Czech Airlines                     

55 x 45 x 25 cm

8 kg

Delta Air Lines                   

56 x 35 x 23 cm

No weight specifications * (exceptions are possible for departures from some airports; inquiry strongly recommended)

 

easyJet                                 

45 x 36 x 20 cm (no extra handbag or laptop bag);
with Plus card, Flexi fare and on special seats an extra bag (56 x 45 x 25 cm) is allowed. No weight specifications *

Edelweiss Air                      

55 x 40 x 23 cm

8 kg

 

Egyptair                               

55 x 40 x 23 cm

8 kg

 

EL AL                                   

56 x 45 x 25 cm + Additional bag 38 x 30 x 18 cm

8 kg

 

Emirates                              

55 x 38 x 20 cm

7 kg

 

Ethiopian Airlines              

55 x 40 x 23  cm + Additional bag

7 kg + 5 kg (Additional bag)

 

Etihad Airways                   

56 x 36 x 23 cm + Additional bag 39 x 23 x 19 cm

7 kg + 5 kg (Additional bag)

 

Eurowings

55 x 40 x 23 cm

8 kg

EVA Air                                

56 x 36 x 23 cm

7 kg

 

Finnair                                 

55 x 40 x 23 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm

8 kg

Iberia                                    

56 x 40 x 25 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm

10 kg

 

Icelandair                    

55 x 40 x 20 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm      

10 kg

 

KLM                                     

55 x 35 x 25 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm

12 kg

LATAM

55 x 35 x 25 cm + Additional bag 45 x 35 x 20 cm

10 kg

 

LOT                                      

55 x 40 x 23 cm

8 kg

 

Lufthansa                            

55 x 40 x 23 cm bzw. 57 x 54 x 15 cm Germant bag + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 10 cm

8 kg

Luxair                                   

55 x 40 x 20 cm

8 kg

 

Malaysia Airlines               

Cumulated (length + height + width) 115 cm

7 kg

 

Norwegian                           

55 x 40 x 23 cm + Additional bag 38 x 30 x 20 cm (for Low Fare only one smaller bag is allowed)

10 kg (Dubai 8 kg)

 

Oman Air                             

Cumulated (length + height + width) 115 cm

7 kg

 

Onur Air                               

56 x 45 x 25 cm (only one piece of luggage allowed)

8 kg

 

Pegasus Airlines                 

55 x 40 x 20 cm + small additional bag;

No weight specifications *

 

Qantas                                  

Cumulated (length + height + width) 115 cm

7 kg

 

Qatar Airways                     

50 x 37 x 25 cm (no extra Laptop bag)

7 kg

 

Royal Air Maroc                 

Cumulated (length + height + width) 115 cm

10 kg

 

Royal Jordanian                 

Cumulated (length + height + width) 115 cm

7 kg

 

Ryanair                                

40 x 25 x 20 cm; with Priority extra baggage 55  x 40 x 20 cm

10 kg

 

SAS                                       

55 x 40 x 23 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm

8 kg

 

Singapore Airlines             

Cumulated (length + height + width) 115 cm

7 kg

 

South African Airways       

56 x 36 x 23 cm

8 kg

 

SunExpress                         

55 x 40 x 20 cm

8 kg

 

Swiss                                   

55 x 40 x 23 cm bzw. 57 x 54 x 15 cm Germant bag

8 kg

TAP Portugal                      

55 x 40 x 20 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm

8 kg + 2 kg (Additional bag)

 

Thai Airways                       

56 x 45 x 25 cm

7 kg

 

Transavia                             

55 x 35 x 25 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 20 cm
10 kg

 

Tunisair                               

Cumulated (length + height + width) 115 cm

8 kg

 

TuiFly                                   

55 x 40 x 20cm

6 kg

 

Turkish Airlines                 

55 x 40 x 23 cm

8 kg

 

UIA                                       

55 x 40 x 20 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 10 cm

7 kg + 5 kg (Additional bag)

 

United Airlines                   

56 x 35 x 22 cm + Additional bag 43 x 25 x 22 cm

No weight specifications *

 

Ural Airlines                       

45 x 35 x 15 cm

10 kg

 

Vietnam Airlines                

56 x 36 x 23 cm + Additional bag 40 x 30 x 15 cm

12 kg

 

Vueling Airlines                  

55 x 40 x 20 cm + Additional bag 35 x 20 x 20 cm

10 kg

 

Wizz Air                               

40 x 30 x 20 cm, for Priority Additional bag 55 x 40 x 23 cm

10kg

 

* For airlines that do not specify the weight of cabin or carry-on baggage, the general rule is that a piece of carry-on baggage may only weigh enough to be placed in a storage compartment above the seats without assistance. (Data without guarantee. Inquiry strongly recommended.)

Status: July 07, 2021. No responsibility is taken for the correctness of  this information. Note: Airline regulations are subject to change. It is therefore strongly recommended that you enquire about the current regulations when planning your trip.