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Article Words : Wanderlust team | 10 March 2018

Top airlines and their hand luggage allowances

Check out the latest cabin bag dimensions and weight limits for some of the most popular airlines.

Busting hand baggage rules can cost a pretty penny. Each airline sets their own rules and will gleefully charge you extra if your cabin baggage doesn't conform. Some of these charges will effectively double or triple your fare – so all of a sudden, that bargain city break becomes decidedly more expensive.

Below we've listed an A-Z of some of the top airlines and their hand luggage allowance, including the size of the piece of luggage, the weight, and whether or not they allow you to bring a laptop or handbag.

When you've finished, follow our Editor's picks at the end for tips on packing, cabin bag buying guides and more.

 

Air Asia:  56 x 36 x 23 cm,  7kg

Air France:  55 x 35 x 25 cm,  12 kg incl laptop or handbag

Air India:  55 x 25 x 25 cm,  12 kg incl laptop or handbag

Air Lingus:  55 x 40 x 24 cm, 10 kg + laptop or handbag

British Airways:  56 x 45 x 25 cm,  23 kg + laptop or handbag

Brussels Airlines:  55 x 40 x 23 cm, 12 kg incl laptop or handbag

easyJet:  56 x 45 x 25 cm, Lift unaided + laptop or handbag

Emirates:  55 x 38 x 20 cm,  7kg

Etihad:  50 x 40 x 25 cm,  7kg or 12kg incl laptop or handbag

Flybe:  55 x 35 x 20 cm,  10kg incl laptop or handbag

German Wings:  55 x 40 x 23 cm,  8kg + laptop or handbag

Iberia: 158cm (height, length, width),  23kg

Icelandair:  55 x 40 x 20 cm, 10kg

Jet2:  56 x 45 x 25 cm,  10kg + laptop or handbag

KLM55 x 35 x 25 cm,  12kg + laptop or handbag

Lufthansa: 55 x 40 x 23 cm,  8kg + laptop or handbag

Norwegian: 55 x 40 x 23 cm,  10kg incl laptop or handbag

Pegasus Airlines: 55 x 40 x 20 cm,  8kg + laptop or handbag

Qantas: 56 x 36 x 23 cm,  7kg + laptop or handbag

Ryanair: 40 x 20 x 25 cm laptop or handbag,  must fit under the seat

SAS:  55 x 40 x 23 cm,  8kg + laptop or handbag

Singapore Airlines: 115cm (height, width, length),  7kg + laptop or handbag

Vueling: 55 x 40 x 20 cm,  10kg + laptop or handbag

WizzAir: 40 x 30 x 20 cm laptop or handbag,  must fit under the seat

WOW air: 42 x 32 x 25 cm laptop or handbag,  must fit under the seat

 

Always check your airline's website for any last minute changes to their terms and conditions. The information in this article was correct as of January 2019.