Cabin luggage size: here is all the important information regarding your flights!

by Kremy

Exploring new corners of the wide world is a wonderful feeling! Whether we do it by bus, train, car, boat or plane, we have to prepare our luggage and think about what we are going to bring and how to pack it. Today we are going to talk about cabin luggage size, because flying is the most comfortable way to travel in 2022! It’s fast, efficient and there are plenty of cheap airfares you can find! However, have you thought about the importance of the size of luggage you take with you? Let’s talk about it!

Airplane cabin luggage size: everything you need to know!

The advantage of traveling with only a cabin bag

Why cabin luggage size is important

You may be thinking to yourself, “I can’t carry a small piece of luggage!” There is not enough space!“ Yet, we are going to tell you why you should do it! If you are going away for a month or more, then take checked baggage. However, if you are on a short weekend trip, for example, the small cabin bag is all you need. In general, airlines allow you to bring a backpack and a small suitcase. Which is more than enough! Here are the advantages of flying with a small suitcase:

  • Your bag is not lost and/or damaged.
  • You don’t have to wait to check in your bags or wait at baggage conveyor, which can save you hours.
  • No charge for checked baggage.
  • You don’t have to roll your luggage over uneven cobblestones or sidewalks, which causes wheel wear.
  • You avoid the temptation to buy a bunch of random souvenirs because you don’t have room for them.

Why is cabin luggage size important?

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Do you want us to tell you a little secret? Another advantage of compact traveling with a small suitcase or backpack? If they have the right dimensions, the airport employees don’t even weigh them, they don’t care! Unlike checked baggage, which may require you to discard items or pay more, it is not necessary to weigh your suitcase if you only travel with cabin baggage! On the other hand, the dimensions are essential! Normally, the overall cabin luggage size is 55×40×20! But let’s see more details about the most used airlines!

Ryanair cabin baggage 2022

If you pay for priority boarding when you buy your tickets, you will be entitled to have a 55×40×20 cm cabin suitcase and carry-on bag with you on the plane. The maximum weight, according to the official Ryanair website, is 10 kg. The dimensions of the bag: 40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm. By the way, Duty Free bags are allowed, so you can do your shopping in peace before the flight! The option costs from €8 to €32. However, once purchased, the amount cannot be refunded!

dimensions cabin luggage

EasyJet cabin luggage size 2022

To travel with EasyJet, we all have the right to a free small hand luggage of 45 × 36 × 20 cm. The dimensions of the cabin baggage are 56 × 45 × 25 cm! However, you must pay to have the latter. The options are two: either choose an extra leg room or up front seat, or book a large hand luggage. The maximum weight here is 15 kg.

British Airways cabin baggage

The maximum dimensions of cabin baggage are 56 × 45 × 25 cm and the weight is 7 kg. You are also entitled to a bag of 45 × 36 × 20 cm and hold it under your seat. Normally it’s free, but take a good look if there are any fee changes coming soon.

Air France cabin size

Air France cabin luggage size can measure a maximum of 55 × 35 × 25 cm and weigh up to 12 kg. You are entitled to a bag of 40 × 30 × 15 cm to put under the seat.

Lufthansa cabin suitcase dimensions

The size is 55 × 40 × 23 cm and should weigh no more than 8 kg. You are entitled to a bag of 30 × 40 × 10 cm under the seat.

Wizz Air cabin luggage dimension

If you fly with WizzAir, you already know that only the small 40 × 30 × 20 cm bag or backpack is free. Otherwise, if you want to bring a cabin bag (55 × 40 × 23 cm), you must pay for Wizz Priority which can cost from €5 to €20 (online) and €25 if you buy it at the airport.

Cabin luggage prohibited items: what can you take on a plane in the cabin?

What can you take on a plane in the cabin

The only downside to carry-on luggage is probably that you can’t fit everything you want in it. That and maybe also its small size. If you want advice on how to travel, check out our detailed article on the subject. Otherwise, here are some of the items that are prohibited on board the flight:

  • Liquids over 100ml
  • Scissors, razors and other sharp objects
  • Guns, pepper sprays, knives, etc.
  • Flammable items such as fuels, spray cans, electronic lighters, gasoline, etc.
  • Explosive materials like fireworks, flares, etc.
  • Chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, tear gas, spray paints, etc.
  • Alcohol over 70%.
  • Sports equipment such as golf clubs, hockey sticks, ski poles, hiking sticks, lacrosse sticks, etc. will be carried in checked baggage.


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