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Cheat the baggage charges with this handy guide

Don't get caught out with hidden fees on your next short haul flight: compare cabin luggage sizes and weight allowances on all major European airlines with Skyscanner's easy to follow chart.
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Packing would be so much easier if all airlines had the same baggage policies but sadly we all know that is not a reality. The size and weight restrictions on the amount of hand luggage you are allowed to bring on board the aircraft varies greatly between airlines and can leave you with a nasty fine if you don’t adhere to your specific airline’s strict guidelines.

Eliminate the stress of short haul flights within Europe by referring to our easy-to-follow cabin baggage guide, below, which lists information on the allowances for short haul flights with a selection of leading European airlines.

 

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Airline Allowance Max. Dimensions Max. Weight
Aer Lingus 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 24cm + 25cm x 33cm x 20cm 10kg
Air France 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 35cm x 25cm inc. handles/wheels + 40 x 30 x 15 cm 12kg combined
British Airways 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 56cm x 45cm x 25cm + 40 x 30 x 15cm 23kg each
Delta 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 56cm x 35cm x 23cm No weight restriction *
easyJet 1 cabin bag 56cm x 45cm x 25cm inc. handles/wheels No weight restriction
Emirates 1 cabin bag 55cm x 38cm x 20cm 7kg
Etihad Airways 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 50cm x 40cm x 25cm + 40cm x 30cm x 15cm 7kg + 5kg
Flybe 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 35cm x 20cm 10kg combined
Jet2 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 56cm x 45cm x 25c inc. handles/wheels 10kg
KLM 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 35cm x 25cm + 40 x 30 x 15 cm 12kg combined
Lufthansa 1 cabin bag 55cm x 40cm x 23cm 8kg
Norwegian 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 23cm + 25cm x 33cm x 20 cm 10kg combined
Qatar Airways 1 cabin bag 50cm x 37cm x 25cm 7kg
Ryanair 1 cabin bag 40cm x 20cm x 25cm No weight restriction
Thomas Cook Airlines 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 20cm 6kg
TUI Airways 1 cabin bag 55 x 40 x 20 cm 5kg
Turkish Airlines 1 cabin bag 55cm x 40cm x 23cm 8kg
Virgin Atlantic 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 56cm x 36cm x 23cm 10kg
Vueling Airlines 1 cabin bag + 1 personal item 55cm x 40cm x 20cm + 35 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm 10kg
WOW Air 1 personal item 42cm x 32cm x 25cm inc. handles/wheels 10kg
* Except for the following airports: Singapore (7kg), Beijing (10kg) and Shanghai (10kg)
Personal items include handbag, briefcase, laptop computer, camera bag, crutches, umbrella, etc
Table updated on 26 December 2018

 

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*Updated December 2018. Information correct at the time of publication and is subject to change. For additional information, please see the airline website for full details regarding sizing and up to date fees. 

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