Airlines’ Standard Sizes For Cabin Luggage

Everything you need to know before your next hand luggage only trip

By now we’re all aware of the airline rule that liquids no bigger than 100ml each belong in a plastic bag, so we decided to let you in on a couple of other tips that also might be helpful and less well-known. Here’s a quick and simple guide to the ins and outs of cabin luggage so you have all the information you need at a glance, have a read!

Aeroflot55402510 kg
Air France55352512 kg
British Airways56452523 kg
Cathay Pacific5636237 kg
Easyjet56452515 kg
Emirates5538207 kg
Eurowings5540238 kg
Iberia56402510 kg
KLM55352512 kg
Lufthansa5540238 kg
Norwegian55402310 kg
Ryanair402025<10 kg
Turkish Airlines5540238 kg
Vueling55402010 kg
Wizz Air40302010 kg

The Different Cabin Size Luggage Dimensions

Aeroflot hand baggage allowance

If you're traveling with Aeroflot, you can bring carry-on luggage measuring up to 55 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm. The airline also allows a smaller bag, such as a backpack or handbag, that does not exceed 80 cm in total dimension.

Air France hand luggage dimensions

Air France customers can bring one piece of hand luggage with maximum dimensions 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm on board, as well as a smaller item up to 40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm.

British Airways carry-on baggage requirements

On British Airways flights you have a little more allowance. Your cabin luggage should not exceed 56 x 45 x 25 cm and every passenger is allowed to bring another personal piece of luggage, e.g. a backpack, into the cabin which should fit within the measurements of 40 x 30 x 15 cm.

Cathay Pacific baggage size limit

Cathay Pacific allows you to bring a cabin case sized max. 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm. You can also bring a personal bag sized up to 15 cm x 30 cm x 40 cm, so that it fits under the seat in front of you.

easyJet hand baggage rules

easyJet lets you bring a case up to max. 56 x 45 x 25 cm with you. Only easyJet plus customers can bring a second bag into the cabin – so traveling with a cabin case featuring a smart front pocket will be a real life saver.

Emirates carry-on baggage size

On Emirates, you can bring a small cabin bag measuring up to 55 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm.

Eurowings approved hand luggage measurements

On Eurowings flights, hand luggage may be up to 55 x 40 x 23 cm. In addition, every passenger is allowed to bring a small item into the cabin which should not exceed 40 x 30 x 25 cm.

Iberia carry-on luggage size

Iberia lets you bring one carry-on bag sized max. 56 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm and one personal item that fits underneath the seat in front of you (40 x 30 x 15 cm). For example, a top case.

KLM hand luggage policy

The hand baggage allowance on KLM allows for luggage up to 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm. You can also bring an additional bag up to 40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm.

Lufthansa rules for hand luggage

Lufthansa’s rules for carry-on baggage are luckily quite similar for most of the European airlines. Approved measurements are 55 x 40 x 23 cm, and you can take an additional small item, e.g. a briefcase, no larger than 40 x 30 x 10 cm.

Norwegian cabin luggage

When you're flying Norwegian, you are allowed to bring two items: carry-on luggage measuring up to 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm, and a personal item with a max. size of 38 cm x 20 cm x 30 cm.

Hand luggage size Ryanair

Ryanair allows passengers to bring along only one small luggage piece, measuring up to 40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm. Without priority, staff will charge you for putting your beloved suitcase into hold before boarding, so make sure to add "10kg Check-In" to your booking up until 40 minutes before takeoff, which is much cheaper.

Turkish Airlines carry-on baggage allowance

Turkish Airlines allows one piece of hand luggage sized up to 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm. In addition, you can bring another item, such as a backpack made for traveling.

Vueling airlines hand baggage allowance

When you're traveling with Vueling, the hand luggage requirements are as follows: One piece of hand luggage no larger than 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm and one smaller piece of luggage measuring not more than 40 cm x 20 cm x 30 cm.

Wizz Air cabin luggage

When you're flying Wizz Air, you are allowed to bring one carry-on item measuring up to 40 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm.

Maximum Hand Luggage Weight

Depending on the airline and the class you’re flying, there are different weight limits for your cabin luggage. Whilst two pieces of luggage at 8 kg are allowed in the cabins of most business classes, you would have to limit your belongings to only one piece weighing 8 kg in economy or economy plus. In very few cases, airlines would only allow 6 kg (Condor), while Emirates and Cathay Pacific limit combined luggage weight to 7 kg. On Ryanair, carry on luggage has to be below 10 kg, while Air France and KLM allow up to 12 kg and only easyJet would allow maximum weight of 15kg hand luggage. The absolute standard on Lufthansa and Eurowings flights, however, is always around 8 kg.

As you can read in our FAQ's, both Cabin Models M5 and H5 by Horizn Studios are cabin-approved by all major airlines, so there’s no worrying about extra stress!

A Frequent Flyer Tip for the way

If you are on a flight that gives you the luxury of having an extra personal item in addition to your cabin luggage, you should definitely think about getting a Top Case to keep all your keys, change, passport and extra bits all in one place. It’s made from durable nylon so it feels pretty nice too. Or if you feel like having more space and going more arms-free, there’s our backpack. For the tote lovers there’s also our new tote which, along with all our hand accessories slides on top of your Horizn luggage perfectly thanks to the smart strap – ultimate smooth gliding through the airport and less sweating through security whilst you fumble for your liquids bag and passport! In case you are considering flying with a larger bag, have a look at our list of airline's regulations for check-in suitcases.

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