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The policy for suitcase sizes for cabin luggage and checked bags always depends on the airline that operates your flight. Low cost airlines tend to have smaller hand luggage allowances while the traditional airlines tend to stick to the dimensions 56 x 45 x 25 cm

Because of the confusion this can cause, we’ve decided to make life a little easier and compile all the information related to luggage size and weight restrictions for Ryanair, British Airways, Vueling, Air France, and easyJet flights.

PS – Before reading the list we suggest taking a look at the best travel tips and advice for a safe trip.

Ryanair Baggage Allowance

Ryanair baggage allowance

Ryanair Cabin Luggage Allowance

All the passengers with priority boarding can carry one small bag (40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm) for free and another cabin bag (55 x 40 x 20 cm) with a maximum weight allowance of 10 kg. The non-priority passengers can only travel with one small bag (40cm x 20cm x 25cm) for free, which should fit into the sizer. A bigger bag can be purchased online for a lower cost, or at the airport for a higher cost, and should not exceed 10kg.

Ryanair Checked Luggage Allowance

As for the checked luggage, each passenger can travel with up to 3 bags of 15kg or 20kg each, that can be purchased online (€25/£25) or at the airport or the call center (€40/£40).

In case the checked baggage weighs more than what was booked (15kg or 20kg), there’s an excess baggage fee that costs £10 per kg, which can be purchased up to 32kg in total.

For health and safety reasons, Ryanair does not allow articles that weigh more than 32kg or have dimensions larger than 81 x 119 x 119 cm. This weight limit does not apply to mobility equipment.

Read more Ryanair flights tips.

British Airways Baggage Allowance

British Airways baggage allowance

British Airways Cabin Luggage Allowance

The British Airways carry-on baggage allowance states that the standard measurements for baggage cannot exceed 56 x 45 x 25 cm, including handles, pockets and wheels. The second bag or laptop bag cannot exceed 45 x 36 x 20 cm.

Cabin luggage must fit in the bag gauge which simulates the size of the overhead bins provided at the ticketing counter or under the passenger seat.

British Airways Checked Luggage Allowance

British Airways has a free checked baggage allowance, which varies depending on the class of travel and the type of ticket you book. Additional bags may be subject to a fee.

Routes that are operated by a different airline on behalf of British Airways may have different baggage allowances.

In some routes the aircraft used by these airlines are smaller than those used by British Airways, so the cabin space is limited. This means that the weight and size limits are also lower.

Read more about the British Airways baggage allowance policy.

Vueling Baggage Allowance

Vueling baggage allowance

Vueling Cabin Luggage Allowance

Each passenger may carry an underseat bag onboard, free of charge (max. 40x20x30 cm). Customers who booked the TimeFlex fare may take a second piece of hand luggage on Vueling flights with a maximum weight of 10kg and dimensions that do not exceed 55 x 40 x 20 cm. Passengers who booked the Basic, Optima or Family fare you can add it to their booking for a fee.

While at the boarding gate, bags that breach the Vueling Airlines baggage rules, ie exceeding the amount, weight or measures stipulated, will cost €50 per bag.

Vueling Checked Luggage Allowance

Passengers traveling on the Basic Fare can purchase checked luggage. The price is between €13-25 per flight and suitcase. Passengers traveling on the Optimum Fare or Excellence Fare have 23kg of checked baggage included in their ticket price.

The 23kg can be in one suitcase or distributed in numerous suitcases as long as the total does not pass 23kg. Any luggage over 23kg will be subject to an overweight baggage fee which is €12/extra kilo.

To check more bags on Vueling flights you can do so online or by calling Customer Service. 

easyJet Baggage Allowance

easyjet baggage allowance

easyJet Cabin Luggage Allowance

Passengers who booked an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat or paid to add a large cabin bag to their booking can bring onboard a is one piece with the maximum dimensions of 56 x 45 x 25 cm and a max weight of 10kg

If you want to guarantee that your cabin bag travels on-board with you, the easyJet new cabin bag guarantee states the maximum size is reduced to 45 x 36 x 20 cm.

Handbags, briefcases, and laptops count as one bag as well, so  you will need to check a bag paying the fee if you arrive at the boarding gate with too many items.

easyJet Checked Luggage Allowance

Passengers who booked the Flexi fare have a standard hold luggage of 23 kg included in their price ticket. Luggage is not free to check on easyJet flights, each passenger must pay a hold luggage fee between £6.99-42.49 during the online booking process to bring a maximum of 23 kg. Each passenger can buy up to three hold bags. You can buy extra weight in 3kgs units, up to a maximum of 32kg per bag and the  maximum total size (length + width + height) must be under 275cm. If you’re travelling with family or friends on the same flight, you can pool your total weight allowance. 

Read more about easyJet luggage restrictions.

Jet2 Baggage Allowance

Jet2 baggage allowance

Jet2 Cabin Luggage Allowance

The Jet2 hand luggage policy states passengers may bring on-board one piece of cabin luggage with maximum dimensions of 56 x 45 x 25 cm and a maximum weight of 10 kg. Any bags passing these limits will be checked into the hold at an additional fee.

Jet2 Checked Luggage Allowance

Jet2 does not offer a free checked baggage allowance. Passengers that need to check a bag can pay ahead of time online during the booking process, or at the airport for an increased fee. Each passenger can check up to three bags with a maximum weight of 22 kg per bag, however allowances may be pooled. This means that if you pay for two checked bags on one booking you can bring a total of 44 kg distributed between the two bags, but no individual piece of luggage can weigh more than 32 kg.

Read more about Jet2 luggage restrictions.

Air France Baggage Allowance

Air France baggage allowance

Air France Cabin Luggage Allowance

The Air France carry-on regulations state that cabin luggage must respect the defined dimensions of 55 x 35 x 25 cm including pockets, wheels, and handles. Passengers are also allowed one personal item (laptop, briefcase, handbag, etc). The total allowed weight for the two pieces items can not pass 12kg.

Air France Checked Luggage Allowance

If your luggage exceeds 158 cm (length + width + height) or the authorized weight 23kg you must pay an extra fee. Checked luggage on Air France flights can not weigh more than 32kg legally, bags passing this limit will not be allowed to fly.

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ATTENTION: If your baggage exceeds the permitted weight and measurements established by each company, they may remove it and load it into the hold of the aircraft, sometimes at an additional cost.


43 responses to “Hand Luggage and Checked Baggage Allowance by Airline

  1. Hi there, i have a flight booked for 25th Feb with RyanAir, can you please clarify what the current baggage limits are? I have a small cabin case and a handbag which is large?

  2. CAN I ASK 1 THING PLEASE , where i can find a link to write an email to edream about i want some information of flight with luggage i can take 10kg cabin luggage for FINAIR or not , i had already booked flight with edreams .

  3. HI good morning
    My booking id – 2949417790
    confirmation number OMS5MU
    FLIGHT # AY958

    i need the information about the cabin luggage , i can take 10kg cabin luggage with me or not ? with this flight what i have ? flight is FINAIR


  5. Hi, i booked through edreams.com. Airline website says there’s free baggage 2 23kgs each. But your confirmation says theres none. When before i booked, your site says there’s one free. Please help. Its for etihad airways. Thanks

  6. Hello,

    I have booked 3 seats on a Czech Airlines flight and on the flight confirmation I have
    1 piece(s) of luggage per traveller.

    Does that include a checked luggage each or just a hand luggage each? Please help! 🙁

  7. Hiya I tried to phone couldn’t get though been trying to find to find out if I have to pay for my luggage I’ve booked my flight ticket though edreams my reference number is 2035098664 if I have to pay for it how would I be able to go about it an out would it be I think the airline I’m traveling with is air France thanks you

  8. Hi I booked with EDreams and selected to pay for check in baggage on both flights and paid the extra money for both flights. However on my flights (e.g BA Website) it doesn’t say Ive got the baggage and on the email confirmation from edreams, there is no breakdown of payments so it doesn’t state I’ve paid for it. However my total amount of price paid includes this fee. How do I know for sure it added the baggage and not just taken my money?

  9. I have just booked a flight through edreams website for my mother on Bulgaria Air flight FB 851 Sofia to London Heathrow for Sat 28 Nov 2015. On the website I saw that baggage allowance is included. I have just received not 1 but 2 confirmation e-mails stating Baggage 0? What exactly baggage allowance is included in the price that I paid?

  10. I ve booked round trip ticket. Do I need to pay for baggage if I am travelling with (Siberia Airlines S7 and Aeroflot SU (return
    in my flight details there was mantioned that ” 2pieces of baggage included for free each way in ticket fare”.
    But after reeding reviews I am still in worry should I pay any fee for hand and checked baggages?

  11. Hello,
    I booked a flight with China Eastern Air
    Shanghai Airlines from Japan to China. During the booking process, it said: 2 pieces of baggage included for free each way in ticket fare.
    However, after booking, I received an e-mail saying this: Please note that this fare does not include free baggage
    Does this mean I have or don’t have free baggage?
    Thank you.

  12. hello there,
    i just booked ticket through online.i didn’t know that i have to pay for the 2nd bag(1st is carry on) there is no option to add baggage. that ticket i booked the EASYJET ticket was london to germany, I did it from canada. how can i add the 2nd bag by online.

  13. Hi, taha. The “checked baggage” only refers to the baggage that will be placed in the airplane’s hold. Your hand luggage is allowed. Thanks!

  14. Hi. We have flight booked with airfrance from London to Istanbul. It says on ticket “zero checked baggage”.
    Are we still allowed to take hand carry ?

  15. Hi Ramon. Thanks for reaching out. If you have purchased seats for your children, the same baggage allowance applies to your kids. Everyone is allowed to carry 1 checked bag, not weighing more than 23kg. If you still would like to travel with just one bag for the entire family, please note the authorized weight is 23kg. Anything heavier than that would be subject to excess baggage fees. We hope that was helpful. Happy travelling!

  16. thks for your reply…. but we are one family (2 adults & 2 kids) may i know how many kilos allowed for my family?… 23X4 is 94kilos all?… if i’m correct?…and also handcarry bag of 12kgs per each, right?… pls rspd asap, thks

  17. Hi Ramon. With Air France you are allowed to have a luggage no larger than 158 cm (length + width + height) and the authorized weight is 23kg, which means your 20kg bag should be fine. Thanks!

  18. Hi… i have booked a flight with you with AIR FRANCE and booking ref# 47GG8A, and my flight schedule for this coming sat 14mar2015, 1155hrs from dublin to cdg airport. I would like to know if i will pay the extra baggage almost 20kgs (one travelling bag). and if any, how can i pay via online but i’m still lookin for more cheaper. pls respond asap, many thanks.

  19. Hi, Trent. Thanks for reaching out with your inquiry. You are correct: There is a max weight of 32kg for checked baggage. Though the max of 32kg is part of your baggage allowance with TAP Portugal, it is not however, part of the baggage allowance for Vueling. When flying with Vueling, checking in luggage costs €35 euro each flight. Each passenger can check in a maximum of 3 cases weighing up to 23 kg per item. If the maximum allowance is exceeded, you will be charged €12 per excess kg at the airport per case each way up to a maximum of 32 kg per case. We hope that was helpful. Happy flying!

  20. Hi – I have booked a flight with edreams flying TAP Portugal and another flight flying Vueling. We are 5 people and have book luggage for 4 of us (23kg). We are trying to limit bags – can we combine weight into say 3 bags or 2 bags? I understand there is a max of 32kg for any single bag. Thanks

  21. Booked BA flight to hong kong and cant understand if I check in 23 kg in hold can i take a another 23kg into cabin with correct size case ?

  22. Hi, Just booked a flight through eDreams, United Airways, what is the baggage allowance? There wasn’t an option to add anything at payment. It’s a bit confusing guys, isn’t it?! Can anyone help?

  23. Hi ive just booked a flight to mexico one way going threw aeromerico and coming back in volaris do I get the baggage amount from them or do I have to get itt from edreams where go the tickets from

  24. I booked my ticket with british airways from chennai to philadelphia for august 1st.I did booking with cheapoair.com.On the ticket it was mentioned that the free baggage allowance is 2.If it 2 then we cant carry one extra cabin bag i think.I am totally confused.Please some one help me out in this regard..

    Hi, I am worried about booking with EDreams, I have been quoted a price with EDreams for British Airways, I noticed on the left hand side it said I may need to pay extra for baggage… On British Airways’ website it states I get the first checked bag for free up to 23kg, if I book with Edreams and do not pay for the ‘extra baggage’ from edreams, does that mean I do not been get my British Airways’ 23kg?? Please can this be clarifies before I book.

  26. Iam flying to fuerteventura with easy jet and returning with ryanair does that meani have 20kilos each way Beryl morgan

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