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Hand Luggage Allowances
& Restrictions

 

29/05/2008

With all the changes in security rules in recent months it is hard to keep up with current hand luggage allowances at each airport let alone each airline. The comparison table below shows hand baggage allowances for each airline by airport.

We've also collated the specifics of hand luggage weight and dimensions restrictions applied by each airline too to help our customers check their luggage before they set off from home.

The good news is that all airlines that we checked allow at least one piece of standard-sized luggage, though the "standard" size does vary to some degree.

Airport

RyanAir

EasyJet

Flybe

BMI

British
Airways

Virgin
Atlantic

Air France

Lufthansa

Qantas

KLM

Aberdeen

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item

Belfast

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage

Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Birmingham

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage

Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item

Bournemouth

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Bristol

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item

Cardiff

Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item

Coventry

Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

East Midlands

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Edinburgh

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item

Exeter

Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Gatwick North

Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Gatwick South

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Glasgow

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item

Heathrow

Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item

Inverness

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Leeds Bradford

One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item

Liverpool

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

London City

One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item

Luton

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Manchester

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item

Newcastle

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage Two items of hand luggage One hand luggage item

Plymouth

Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Prestwick

Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport

Southampton

Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Two items of hand luggage Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport One hand luggage item

Stansted

One hand luggage item One hand luggage item Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport Airline does not service this airport


Key:

n/aAirline does not fly from this airport

One item of hand luggage

Two items of hand luggage


AIRLINE NUMBER OF BAGS ALLOWED HAND BAGGAGE DIMENSIONS HAND BAGGAGE WEIGHT
RYANAIR

One piece of hand baggage

55cm x 40cm x 20cm 10kg
EASYJET One piece of hand baggage 55cm x 40cm x 20cm Have to be able to lift into overhead locker
FLYBE One standard size bag and an additional laptop bag or hand bag 50cm x 35cm x 23cm 10kg
BMI One standard size bag and an additional laptop bag or hand bag 55cm x 40cm x 23cm Have to be able to lift into overhead locker
BRITISH AIRWAYS One standard size bag and an additional laptop bag or hand bag 56cm x 45cm x 25cm 23kgs
VIRGIN ATLANTIC One standard size bag and an additional laptop bag or hand bag 23cm x 36cm x 56cm 6kg
AIR FRANCE One standard size bag and an additional laptop bag or hand bag 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm 12kg
LUFTHANSA One piece of hand baggage 55cm x 40cm x 20cm 8kg
QANTAS One standard size bag and an additional laptop bag or hand bag 48cm x 34cm x 23cm 7kg
KLM One standard size bag and an additional laptop bag or hand bag 55cm x 35cm x 25 cm 12kg

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Sarah Salord / Jessica Meins / McCluskey International / 020 8237 7979 / aph@mccluskey.co.uk