The budget airline cabin baggage guide

The budget airline cabin baggage guide

Popping off for a cheeky romantic city break? Don't get caught out by excessive cabin baggage fees!

We've compiled this handy guide for checking the limits set by all of the leading budget airlines.

Just because BA let you on with your bag doesn't mean Ryanair will. Each airline set 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. All of a sudden that bargain city break becomes decidedly more expensive.

We've also included a direct link to each airlines baggage page just in case they sneakily change things again!

Airline

Dimensions

Weight

Consequences

Website

Air Asia

56 x 36 x 23 cm

7 kg

Put in hold*

Air Asia website

Air Berlin

55 x 40 x 20 cm

8 kg or 10kg with laptop

Put in hold*

Air Berlin website

Air France

55 x 35 x 25 cm

12 kg incl. handbag or laptop

Put in hold*

Air France website

Air India

55 x 40 x 20 cm

8 kg + handbag or laptop

Put in hold*

Air India website

Air Lingus

55 x 40 x 24 cm

10 kg + handbag or laptop

€30-40 at airport

Air Lingus website

BA

56 x 45 x 25 cm

23 kg + handbag or laptop

Put in hold*

BA website

Brussels Airlines

55 x 40 x 23 cm

6 - 16 kg + handbag or laptop

Put in hold*

Brussels Airlines website

easyJet

50 x 40 x 20 cm**

Lift unaided

£45 at boarding gate

easyJet website

Emirates

55 x 38 x 20 cm

7 kg + duty free

Contact airline

Emirates website

Etihad

Sum of L + W + H not to exceed 111cm

7 kg

Put in hold or pay fee from £10 to £48 depending on flight

Etihad website

Flybe

55 x 40 x 23 cm

10 kg

£50 at boarding gate

Flybe website

GermanWings

55 x 40 x 20 cm

8 kg

Put in hold*

GermanWings website

Iberia

56 x 36 x 23 cm + small personal item

Lift unaided

Put in hold*

Iberia website

Icelandair

55 x 40 x 20 cm

10 kg incl. laptop

Contact airline

Icelandair website

Jet2

56 x 45 x 25 cm

10 kg

Put in hold*

Jet2 website

KLM

55 x 35 x 25 cm

12 kg incl. laptop or handbag

Contact airline

KLM website

Lufthansa

55 x 40 x 23 cm

8 kg

Put in hold*

Lufthansa website

Monarch

56 x 40 x 25 cm

5 kg + duty free

£50 at the gate and put in hold

Monarch website

Norwegian

55 x 40 x 23 cm

10 kg + small handbag or laptop

Put in hold*

Norwegian website

Pegasus Airlines

55 x 40 x 23 cm

8 kg + handbag or laptop

Put in hold*

Pegasus website

Quantas

56 x 36 x 23 cm

7 kg + handbag or laptop

Contact airline

Qantas website

RyanAir

55 x 40 x 20 cm

10 kg + small handbag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cm

£50 at boarding gate

RyanAir website

SAS

55 x 40 x 23 cm

8 kg + handbag or laptop

Put in hold*

SAS website & search

Singapore Airlines

Sum of L + W + H not to exceed 115cm*

7 kg

Put in hold*

Singapore Airlines website

Vueling

55 x 40 x 20 xm

10 kg

€35 at check-in

Vueling website

WizzAir

42 x 32 x 25 cm free
56 x 45 x 25 cm €10

10 kg

£51 at boarding gate

WizzAir website

WOW air

56 x 45 x 25 cm

10 kg + duty free shopping

Put in hold*

WOW website

* Subject to checked baggage limits, usually 23 kg (20 kg with Air Berlin, 22 kg with Jet2).

** easyJet passengers can choose to travel with larger bags (max. 56 x 45 x 25 cm) but on busier flights these may be placed in the hold.

NB: Information correct as of August 2014. Always check your airline's website for any last minute changes to their terms and conditions.

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