Airlines’ Standard Sizes for Cabin Luggage

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

I think we’re all aware by now 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!

The Different Cabin Size Luggage Dimensions

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 additionally take a small item, e.g. a briefcase, with you too which shouldn’t be larger than 40 x 30 x 10 cm.

British Airways carry-on baggage requirements

On British Airways flights, you can be a bit more flexible. 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.

Eurowings approved hand luggage measurements

Same as for Lufthansa: 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 10 cm.

Easyjet hand baggage rules

easyjet lets you bring a case the size of max. 56 x 45 x 25 cm with you. Unfortunately, you won’t be allowed to have an additional small bag as you would need to book easyjet PLUS! in order to be able to take advantage of this service – so travelling with a cabin case featuring a smart front pocket will be a real life saver.

Hand luggage size Ryanair

Even though prices are quite similar to easyjet, Ryanair allows their passengers to bring along a luggage piece measuring up to 55 x 40 cm x 20 cm, plus a small personal item up to 35 x 20 x 20 cm to fit under the seat in front of you. Unfortunately without priority, staff will ask you to have your beloved luggage brought into hold before boarding as the luggage compartments usually fill up quite quickly.

And by the way – our Cabin Models are 55 x 40 x 20 cm meaning the perfect fit so you can feel relaxed about your upcoming flight.

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),but having said that, Ryanair even lets you take up to 10 kg with you into the cabin. The absolute standard on Lufthansa and Eurowings flights, however is always around 8 kg.

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!

What to Pack

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