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Measures and weight allowed in hand luggage per company

Each company sets its own maximum measures in the hand luggage allowed on the plane, although safety regulations for the transport of liquids are common. To avoid having problems at the airport, we provide you with a list of the quantity, dimensions, weight and other items allowed for the main airlines in the world.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Argentinian airlines

  • Quantity: 1 piece per passenger and route.
  • Dimensions: 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm maximum.
  • Weight: the weight depends on the type of flight and the class in which you travel. Thus, for flights in Economy class, the maximum weight allowed is 5 kg. On the other hand, in Club Economy classes and for international flights, up to 10 kg are accepted.
  • Other articles: no additional items are allowed.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.aerolineas.com.ar

Aer Lingus

  • Quantity: 1 single package per passenger and route.
  • Dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 24 cm for standard flights and 48 cm x 33 cm x 20 cm for Aer Lingus Regional type flights.
  • Weight: 10 kg for standard flights and 7 kg for flights with Aer Lingus Regional.
  • Other articles: Apart from this first package, you can carry a small woman's bag, a man's wallet (maximum 25 cm x 33 cm x 20 cm) or an object bag from the Duty Free airport. Exceptionally, it is allowed to carry a changing table or a bag of baby food and / or medical devices, medical assistance or prescription medications.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.aerlingus.com

AeroMexico

  • Quantity: 1 single piece of hand luggage is allowed for both the Tourist class and the Premier class.
  • Dimensions: not exceeding 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm.
  • Weight: for the Tourist class, the maximum weight allowed is 10 kg. However, up to 18 kg can be transported in the cabin with the Premier fare.
  • Other articles: Apart from this first package, every passenger can carry a personal item, such as an umbrella, a camera (including a cover) or a bag with Duty Free items from the airport.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.aeromexico.com

Air Europe

  • Quantity: 1 single package per passenger and route on short and medium distance flights. For long-haul flights with a Business fare, up to 2 packages with a maximum combined weight of 18 kg in total are allowed.
  • Dimensions: the measurements of each package cannot exceed 55 x 35 x 25 cm (or the sum of length + width + height does not exceed 115 cm). This applies to all classes (tourist, business and business for intercontinental flights).
  • Weight: 10 kg with tourist class and 14 kg for the Business class.
  • Other articles: Apart from the aforementioned, other items can be transported, such as a bag, some reading for the flight, a coat or travel blanket, an umbrella, a cane, a camera, a laptop, a baby carrycot, infant food for consumption in flight, a chair folding wheels and crutches.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.aireuropa.com

air France

  • Quantity: For the Economy fare, only a single hand bag per passenger and route is accepted. For medium-distance flights with the Premium Economy fare, the amount is also 1 piece per passenger; however, passengers on long-haul flights with the latter fare can carry up to 2 pieces. The Business and La Premiere fares are allowed two packages on all flights.
  • Dimensions: 55 x 35 x 25 cm (pockets, handles and wheels included).
  • Weight: on Economy and Premium Economy (medium distance) fare flights, the weight may not exceed 12 kg. The Premium Economy fare for long-distance flights, as well as the Business and La Premiere fares can carry up to 18 kg in each of the two pieces that are allowed.
  • Other articles: You can carry a bag for clothes, but this will count as a hand luggage. However, carrying one of the following items is allowed in addition to the first package or the two packages allowed at the rates mentioned above: bag, laptop or camera (or similar items).

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.airfrance.es

Air Nostrum (Iberia Group)

  • Quantity: only 1 cabin suitcase per passenger is allowed (except in Business plus class, two are allowed).
  • Dimensions: 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm, including handles, pockets and wheels. If these dimensions are exceeded, checked baggage will be considered and must be billed.
  • Weight: There is no weight limit.
  • Other articles: The airline also allows you to carry an additional personal accessory.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.airnostrum.es

Air Berlin

  • Quantity: Air Berlin allows only 1 piece per passenger and route. However, fare passengers Flyflex, Business class or those who hold the gold topbonus or Platinum Card, they can carry a second handpiece with the same dimensions as the first.
  • Dimensions: must not exceed 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm.
  • Weight: the piece of hand luggage for passengers with standard fare, Justfly, Flydeal or FlyClassic It should not weigh more than 8 kg, although it is allowed up to a maximum of 10 kg in case of carrying a laptop.
  • Other articles: It is allowed to carry any of the following objects (max. 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm): wallet or case for laptop, bag or purse for women, or a small wallet for men.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.airberlin.com

American Airlines

  • Quantity: Only 1 piece of hand luggage per passenger is allowed.
  • Dimensions: the measurements cannot exceed 56 cm x 35 cm x 23 cm (114 cm in total).
  • Weight: American Airlines does not impose a maximum weight for cabin luggage. However, you will have to fit in the luggage meter that you make available to your passengers at airports.
  • Other articles: it is allowed to carry with you an additional personal item, which may be: handbag, briefcase, small book bag, laptop bag or case, etc. There are no specific measures or a maximum weight for this accessory, but it should always be smaller than the main package.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.americanairlines.es

Austrian Airlines

  • Quantity: 1 package per passenger for Economy class. For the Business class, the members of the HON Circle / Senators or gold card holders Star alliance an additional bulk of smaller weight and size is allowed (it can be a suitcase).
  • Dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm. In the case of the Business class, members of the HON Circle / Senators or gold card holders Star alliance, the additional package must not exceed 57 x 54 x 15 cm.
  • Weight: the maximum weight is 8 kg. In the special rates mentioned above, the additional package can weigh up to 4 kg.
  • Other articles: If traveling with children up to 2 years old, the transport of 1 travel bag for babies and 1 folding stroller is additionally allowed.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.austrian.com

Avianca

  • Quantity: Tourist class users are entitled to only 1 piece. In contrast, LifeMiles Elite Partners (Gold and Diamond) and Star Alliance Passengers who hire the Executive class can transport up to 2 packages of hand luggage.
  • Dimensions: the dimensions for all hand luggage with Avianca (whatever class you travel in) is 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm.
  • Weight: Each bag of hand luggage may weigh up to a maximum of 10 kg. This means that, in the case of LifeMiles Elite Partners (Gold and Diamond) and Gold Star Alliance Passengers (executive class), each of the 2 pieces allowed can weigh 10 kg, so that they can carry up to a total of 20 kg combined.
  • Other articles: Transportation of any of the following items is allowed in the cabin at no additional cost: women's wallet, cane, camera, binoculars, photographic or video equipment, laptop, baby food to consume on board, baby crib (only allowed on A-330 aircraft), folding baby carriage, folder or filing cabinet, wheelchairs, crutches or prosthetics for passengers with reduced mobility.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.avianca.com

British Airways

  • Quantity: a piece of hand luggage is allowed for adults (12 years or more), children (2-11 years) and babies (0-2 years), in addition to a personal bag, less in the case of babies.
  • Dimensions: the main piece of luggage in the cabin must not exceed the measures of 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (handles, wheels and pockets included). As for the additional personal bag, the maximum allowed sizes are 45 cm x 36 cm x 20 cm (including handles, wheels and pockets if any).
  • Weight: 23 kg maximum.
  • Other articles: The airline does not allow additional items other than the first piece of hand luggage and the personal bag already mentioned. Duty Free airport items count as one of these two pieces. Therefore, if more than 2 packages are transported, they must be billed by paying the corresponding fee.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.britishairways.com

Brussels Airlines

  • Quantity: for flights within Europe (including Marrakech and Agadir) with fares Check & Go, Light & Relax, Flex & Fast, Light economy and Flex Economy + Only one package is allowed. In classes Bizz & Class and Business can transport up to two packages. On transoceanic flights, 1 package in Economy class and 2 packages in Business class are allowed.
  • Dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm in all classes and for medium-distance flights as well as for intercontinental flights.
  • Weight: maximum 12 kg for Check & Go, Light & Relax, Flex & Fast, Light Economy, Flex Economy + and Economy rates. The Bizz & Class and Business rates allow up to a total of 16 kg combined, that is, between the two allowed packages, the 16 kg cannot be exceeded.
  • Other articles: all rates allow transporting a small accessory apart from hand luggage. This object may be any of those mentioned below: bag, camera bag, laptop bag, folder or document holder, coat, shawl, blanket, umbrella, cane or reading material. In addition, a baby carrier or a folding stroller, baby food (to consume on board), a wheelchair or medical equipment will be allowed to be transported free of charge.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.brusselsairlines.com

Cathay Pacific Airways

  • Quantity: Each passenger can carry 1 single package in cabin. For Hong Kong-New Zealand flights, if you travel in Business Class, Premium Economy Class or if you are a Diamond, Gold or Silver member within The Marco Polo Club, up to 2 pieces per passenger are allowed. Flights between Hong Kong and Qatar in First and Business Class can also carry 2 packages per passenger.
  • Dimensions: 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm maximum.
  • Weight: the weight depends on the class in which you have chosen to travel. In this way, if you travel in Economy Class or Premium Economy Class, the maximum is 7 kg. With the Business class, up to 10 kg are allowed. Finally, if you travel in First Class, you can transport up to 15 kg.
  • Other articles: it is allowed to carry, apart from the bulk of hand luggage, items purchased in the Duty Free of the airport. It is also allowed, apart from all of the above, to carry any of the following items: small handbag, small backpack, wallet or laptop bag / case.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page (not available in Spanish): www.cathaypacific.com

Copa Airlines Colombia

  • Quantity: All passengers are entitled to 1 piece of hand luggage. In addition, passengers traveling in Executive class may transport the maximum amount of 2 hand luggage.
  • Dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (115 cm in total) for all classes.
  • Weight: the weight varies depending on whether it is an international flight or a flight within Colombia. Thus, in the first case up to 10 kg are allowed (for all classes). In contrast, for the second case, the maximum weight is 5 kg.
  • Other articles: Every passenger has the right to an additional personal piece apart from the first allowed package. This piece can be any of the following: coat, jacket, portable respirator, items for children or babies (seats, folding stroller, bag with baby items, such as food, milk, etc.), small item for personal entertainment, cameras of photos, wallet, backpack, laptop, video game console (Xbox, Play Station, etc.), book, magazine, umbrella, DVD players, camcorder, camera tripod or wedding dress (as long as it is properly packed). For passengers with reduced mobility, it is also allowed to carry: walkers, braces, cushion, cane, crutches, prostheses or wheelchairs (including batteries, if you need them).

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.copaair.com

Delta Airlines

  • Quantity: 1 piece of hand luggage. Delta Connection flights and flights whose aircraft has a maximum of 50 seats may not carry 1 handbag, but only a small personal item.
  • Dimensions: 56 cm x 35 cm x 23 cm, which can be checked at the luggage meters provided by the airline at the airport check-in counters.
  • Weight: There is no weight limit. This is limited to the handbag that fits inside the luggage meter.
  • Other articles: Delta Airlines allows, in addition, to transport a personal item, which may be one of the following: jacket, umbrella, food or drink (if purchased after passing the security checkpoint), Duty Free items at the airport or special items (baby carriage, child safety seats or devices for people with reduced mobility).

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.delta.com

Easyjet

  • Quantity: 1 single piece of hand luggage per passenger. The following items will be considered as hand pieces: suitcases, laptops, handbags, briefcases, fanny packs, motorcycle helmets, suit covers or wedding dresses and any type of bag or purse.
  • Dimensions: easyJet guarantees its customers that their hand luggage will travel with them if the measurements are 50 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (handles and wheels included). It also allows hand luggage whose measurements do not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, but the airline does not assure you that it can go with you in case the flight is very full. In these cases, you must go to the plane's hold, but you will not have to pay any extra fee for it.
  • Weight: There is no weight limit, but it must fit in the luggage meters that the airline enables at the airport for this purpose.
  • Other articles: Apart from the first piece, you can additionally carry any of the following items: coat, shawl, umbrella, crutches, canes or walkers. A bag with items purchased at the Duty Free of the departure airport is also allowed.

For more information about hand luggage with Easyjet, we recommend you read our article entitled Dimensions, weight and objects allowed in hand luggage in easyJet.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.easyjet.com

Emirates

  • Quantity: Passengers traveling in Economy class are allowed 1 piece of hand luggage. On the other hand, those who travel in First Class or Business class are entitled to 2 pieces.
  • Dimensions: Whatever the class on your ticket, the size of each package cannot exceed 55 x 38 x 20 cm. The hand luggage of passengers bound for India cannot exceed 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (115 cm in total).
  • Weight: the weight of each piece cannot exceed 7 kg. In the case of the First Class and the Business class, the weight of each package can also be up to 7 kg.
  • Other articles: Emirates allows to transport in reasonable quantities the purchases made in the Duty Free of the airport, such as tobacco, perfumes or liquors. However, this will always depend on the safety regulations in reference to the transport of liquids at each airport.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.emirates.com

Finnair

  • Quantity: Finnair allows 1 piece of hand luggage per passenger in the tourist fare. On the other hand, up to 2 packages are allowed for Business class and Finnair Plus Platinum, Gold and Silver members.
  • Dimensions: the maximum dimensions of any piece of hand luggage are 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (whatever the chosen rate).
  • Weight: for the tourist class, the maximum weight is 8 kg. In the Business class and for members of Finnair Plus Platinum, Gold and Silver, a combined weight of 10 kg is allowed, which means that this limit must not be exceeded between the two packages.
  • Other articles: in all rates, it is allowed to carry a personal object apart from the handpiece. This item can be one of the following: bag, briefcase or laptop sleeve, or a backpack. Any of these objects must be small, since they have to fit under the front seat.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.finnair.com

Gol Air Transport

  • Quantity: 1 piece of hand luggage per passenger.
  • Dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (115 cm in total) maximum.
  • Weight: the maximum weight for hand luggage with Gol Transportes Aéreos is 5 kg.
  • Other articles: the Brazilian airline allows a series of free items apart from the first piece, such as: books, magazines, raincoat, blanket, coat, umbrella, cane, small bag, backpack, wheelchair, folding baby stroller or baby seat / boy.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.voegol.com

Hand luggage measurements by airline

Iberia

  • Quantity: if you travel in the economy class, Iberia only allows 1 cabin suitcase per passenger. In contrast, up to 2 packages are allowed for the Business class.
  • Dimensions: the maximum measurements are 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (handles, wheels and pockets included). If these measures are exceeded, they must be billed (paying the corresponding fee) and will travel in the hold of the plane.
  • Weight: the Spanish airline has no weight limits. The only condition is that it is left in the luggage meters at the airport.
  • Other articles: an additional accessory can be transported apart from hand luggage.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.iberia.com

LATAM Airlines Group

  • Quantity: Whether you travel with Economy fare or if you choose the Premium Economy or Premium Business fare, you will be allowed to transport 1 piece of cabin luggage.
  • Dimensions: The dimensions for the piece of hand luggage are 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm maximum, as it must fit in the compartments of the plane or under the front seat.
  • Weight: in Economy class, the maximum weight allowed is 8 kg. For Premium Economy and Premium Business rates, up to 16 kg maximum weight is allowed.
  • Other articles: Apart from the previous package, LATAM allows a personal article for free, whose measurements must be 20 cm x 45 cm x 35 cm. Said object may be a purse, a laptop or a baby bag.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.latamairlinesgroup.net

Lufthansa

  • Quantity: For the Economy Class and Premium Economy Class rates a maximum of 1 package per passenger is allowed. The Business Class and First Class rates have the possibility of carrying up to 2 pieces.
  • Dimensions: the dimensions for any class are 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm. If folding clothes covers are transported, their measurements may not exceed 57 cm x 54 cm x 15 cm.
  • Weight: the maximum weight is 8 kg per piece.
  • Other articles: additionally, a second piece of small size can be transported with a maximum size of 30 cm x 40 cm x 10 cm. This additional object may be a laptop bag, a handbag, etc. In addition, a baby maxicosi, a child car seat or a folding stroller, wheelchairs or other braces are allowed.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.lufthansa.com

Qatar Airways

  • Quantity: If you travel in First or in Business Class, you can take up to 2 hand luggage packages with you. On the other hand, in Economy Class, up to 1 piece is allowed.
  • Dimensions: The format of hand luggage must be 50 cm x 37 cm x 25 cm for all classes.
  • Weight: in First and in Business Class, up to 15 kg are allowed. However, if you travel in Economy Class, the maximum weight is 7 kg.
  • Other articles: Apart from the hand luggage mentioned above, you can carry a personal item such as a lady's bag or a small wallet, a coat, a shawl, an umbrella, crutches, a cane, a camera or binoculars, reading material, Baby or duty free shopping at the airport. Laptops will have to go inside hand luggage.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.qatarairways.com

Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM)

  • Quantity: KLM varies your options for hand luggage according to the class in which you travel. Thus, in Economy Class, 1 package is allowed. In Business Class, a first suitcase and a second suitcase smaller than the first are allowed. Flying Blue, SkyTeam and other corporate programs are entitled to 1 package; if they travel in Business Class, they will be entitled to 1 first package and 1 second smaller piece.
  • Dimensions: All pieces of hand luggage must measure a maximum of 55 cm x 25 cm x 35 cm. In the case of the second package for the Business Class, its measurements may not exceed 45 cm x 20 cm x 35 cm.
  • Weight: Non-Business rates are allowed to carry an additional accessory (apart from the first package), so that, between them, the maximum combined weight must not exceed 12 kg. On the other hand, if traveling with the Business class, the maximum combined weight of the first suitcase, the second suitcase and the additional accessory will be 18 kg at most.
  • Other articles: As mentioned above, KLM allows you to carry an additional accessory per passenger. It can be a small bag or a laptop, for example.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page (not available in Spanish): www.klm.com

Ryanair

  • Quantity: Ryanair allows two pieces of hand luggage: one larger and the second smaller.
  • Dimensions: the measurements of the first piece of hand luggage must be 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. As for the second, it should not measure more than 35 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm.
  • Weight: the maximum weight of the first piece is 10 kg. As for the second, there is no weight limit, but given its small measures, the weight cannot be very high.
  • Other articles: The Irish airline allows the transport of a baby bag up to 5 kg apart from the two packages mentioned above.

For more information about hand luggage with Ryanair, we recommend you read our article entitled Dimensions, weight and objects allowed in hand luggage in Ryanair.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.ryanair.com

Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS)

  • Quantity: 1 piece per passenger and route. For flights to Asia or the United States with SAS Plus and SAS Business fares, 2 pieces of cabin luggage are allowed.
  • Dimensions: the dimensions allowed are 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm on any flight with SAS.
  • Weight: 8 kg maximum. In the case of SAS Plus and SAS Business rates, each package can weigh up to a maximum of 8 kg as well.
  • Other articles: SAS allows, apart from the first package, to carry a small laptop bag or case or a small bag.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.flysas.com

Singapore Airlines

  • Quantity: It depends on the class in which you travel. Thus, for the Premium Economy and Economy class, only 1 piece is allowed. In contrast, the Suites, First Class and Business class rates are allowed 2 pieces.
  • Dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (115 cm in total) in all classes.
  • Weight: the maximum weight of each piece is 7 kg. In the rates in which 2 packages are allowed, each one can have a maximum weight.
  • Other articles: Like most airlines, Singapore Airlines can additionally transport any of the following personal items: lady's bag, laptop with case, file cabinet or folder, camera, coat, umbrella, cane, a small amount of Duty Free items from the airport or some baby / child item. This bag may not exceed the measurements of 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.singaporeair.com

SWISS International Airlines

  • Quantity: If you travel with the SWISS Economy fare, only 1 package is allowed per passenger. On the other hand, with SWISS Business and SWISS First rates, up to 2 packages can be transported.
  • Dimensions: trips in the class in which you travel, the maximum size of each package cannot exceed 55 x 40 x 23 cm.
  • Weight: the maximum weight is 8 kg.
  • Other articles: If a foldable clothing bag is transported, it will be considered as a piece of carry-on luggage, whose measures, in addition, cannot exceed 57 cm x 54 cm x 15 cm. Apart from the main hand luggage, you can carry one of the following additional accessories: lady's bag, laptop bag or case or purse with shoulder strap (max. 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm), as well as a child seat, Crutches, canes, splints or other prostheses, or medical devices.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.swiss.com

Tap Air Portugal

  • Quantity: In Tourist class, a maximum of 1 package is allowed. However, in Executive class, up to 2 packages can be transported in the cabin.
  • Dimensions: the maximum dimensions allowed are 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (115 cm in total), regardless of the class in which you are going to travel.
  • Weight: the weight of the package allowed in Tourist class must be a maximum of 8 kg. On the other hand, in Executive class, up to a total combined weight of 16 kg can be transported between the 2 packages.
  • Other articles: the Tap Air Portugal airline only allows the transport of additional objects in the case of reduced mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, crutches, prostheses or others. Up to two mobility packages can be transported for each passenger with reduced mobility, apart from medical equipment (if necessary).

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.flytap.com

Transavia.com

  • Quantity: It is allowed to transport 1 piece of cabin luggage per passenger (applicable to adults and children alike).
  • Dimensions: the dimensions recommended by the airline are 45 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm. If your piece of hand luggage has such format, they assure you that you will not have problems. However, the maximum measurements are 55 x 40 x 25 cm, although, if the flight is full, you may have to travel in the hold of the plane for free.
  • Weight: 10 kg maximum.
  • Other articles: Transavia.com does not allow transporting any additional object in the cabin other than hand luggage. Thus, a handbag, briefcase or laptop sleeve or a camera case will also be considered as the only hand luggage allowed.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.transavia.com

Turkish Airlines

  • Quantity: The amount of hand luggage depends on the class in which you travel. Thus, if you travel in Comfort or Economy class, you can only carry 1 piece. Instead, the Business class supports up to 2 pieces.
  • Dimensions: the maximum dimensions are 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm.
  • Weight: the maximum weight in any class is 8 kg.
  • Other articles: Children between 0 and 2 years are allowed to transport a piece of up to 8 kg also and with the same measures as the bulk allowed for adults. If suits are transported in folding covers, they will be considered as unique luggage and their measurements may not exceed 114 cm x 60 cm x 11 cm.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.turkishairlines.com

Vueling Airlines

  • Quantity: Vueling allows 1 piece of hand luggage per passenger.
  • Dimensions: The format cannot exceed the size of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm.
  • Weight: 10 kg maximum. If you hire the Excellence rate, you can carry up to 14 kg.
  • Other articles: no additional accessories are allowed.

To review updated information, visit the airline's page: www.vueling.com

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