The policy for suitcase sizes for cabin luggage and checked bags always depends on the airline that operates your flight. Low cost airlines tend to have smaller hand luggage allowances while the traditional airlines tend to stick to the dimensions 56 x 45 x 25cm. Because of the confusion this can cause, we’ve decided to make life a little easier and compile all the information related to luggage size and weight restrictions for Ryanair, British Airways, Vueling, Air France, and easyJet flights.
Each passenger (except infants) can take one piece of hand luggage on board Ryanair flights for free. Only one bag per passenger is allowed, this includes handbags, briefcases, laptops, shop purchases, cameras etc. This piece of luggage must not weigh more than 10kg and cannot exceed the Ryanair baggage allowance size which is: maximum dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
For health and safety reasons Ryanair does not allow articles that weigh more than 32kg or have dimensions larger than 81 cm (height), 119 cm (width) and 119 cm (depth). This weight limit does not apply to mobility equipment.
Each passenger may check two bags in total paying the applicable checked baggage fee (15 to 20kg) when making the initial reservation. The extra baggage fees apply per person / per flight and are cheaper when booked ahead of time online.
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The British Airways carry-on baggage allowance states that the standard measurements for baggage cannot exceed 56 x 45 x 25 cm, including handles, pockets and wheels and the second bag or laptop bag cannot exceed 45 x 36 x 20 cm.
Cabin luggage must fit into the bag gauge which simulates the size of the overhead bins provided at the ticketing counter or under the passenger seat.
British Airways has a free checked baggage allowance, which varies depending on the class of travel and type of ticket you book. Additional bags may be subject to a fee.
Routes that are operated by a different airline on behalf of British Airways may have different baggage allowances.
In some routes the aircraft used by these airlines are smaller than those used by British Airways, so the cabin space is limited, meaning the weight and size limits are also lower.
Read more about the British Airways baggage allowance policy
Each passenger may carry one piece of hand luggage on Vueling flights with a maximum weight of 10kg and dimensions that do not exceed 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
In addition, each passenger is allowed to carry one of the following items at no additional charge: a small purse or wallet, a coat or travel blanket, a laptop, or camera.
To check more bags on Vueling flights you can call Customer Service. The price is â‚¬10 per flight and suitcase. Once at the check-in desk, suitcases not previously checked cost â‚¬20 per flight and suitcase. While at the boarding gate, bags that breach the Vueling Airlines baggage rules, ie exceeding the amount, weight or measures stipulated, will cost â‚¬30 per bag.
The easyJet baggage allowance for hand lugagge is one piece with the maximum dimensions of 56 x 45 x 25 cm and a max weight of 10kg. Handbags, briefcases, and laptops count as one bag as well so if you will need to check a bag paying the fee is you arrive at the boarding gate with too many items.
Luggage is not free to check on easyJet flights, each passenger must pay a fee ofÂ â‚¬30 to check luggage and may carry a maximum of 20kg. There is no limit to the amount of items you can check, but the total for all articles cannot exceed 20kg.
Read more about easyJet luggage restrictions
The Air France carry-on regulations state that cabin luggage must respect the defined dimensions of 55Â x 35 x 25 cm including pockets, wheels, and handles. Passengers are also allowed one personal item (laptop, briefcase, handbag, etc). The total allowed weight for the two pieces items can not pass 12kg.
If your luggage exceeds 158 cm (length + width + height) or the authorized weight 23kg you must pay an extra fee. Checked luggage on Air France flights can not weigh more than 32kg legally, bags passing this limit will not be allowed to fly.
ATTENTION: If your baggage exceeds the permitted weight and measurements established by each company they may remove it and load it into the hold of the aircraft, sometimes at an additional cost.