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Hand Luggage Size and Weight

Hand Luggage Size and Weight

Hand Luggage Size and Weight

Note these may change, always check with the airlines terms and conditions


28th June – New rules with regards to Duty Free Alcohol on some Ryanair Flights to selected Spanish Airports, including Alicante.

From the 1st November 2018. 

Please note:  “Passengers who’ve already booked flights to check in a 10 kg bag for free. To benefit, you’ll need to be flying from Thursday 1 November on wards and have booked by the end of August 2018. ”

All passengers are entitled to bring 1 small personal bag on board which must fit under the seat in front of you (40cm x 20cm x 25cm). Examples include, handbag, laptop bag and small backpack.


Non-priority customers who wish to bring a second larger wheelie bag (10kg weight) must purchase the 10kg Check-in Bag. This bag must be dropped off at the check-in desk. This bag is then collected at the baggage carousel in your arrival airport.


The 10kg Check-in Bag costs €/£8 if purchased during the initial flight booking, or €/£10 if added online after booking via the Manage my Booking facility.

Non-priority customers who have not added a bag to their booking can still purchase a 10kg wheelie bag at the airport bag drop desk for €/£20 or €/£25 at the boarding gate.

Please be advised, If non-priority customers’ 1 free small bag doesn’t fit in the bag sizer then they will pay a gate bag fee of €/£25 and their bag will be tagged and placed in the aircraft hold and will be collected at the baggage belt in the destination.

If you are unsure whether your bag is the correct size, check it at the Bag Drop desk before going through security.


Main benefits of this new policy will be reduced flight delays and cheaper checked bag option. Pack more liquids into a 10kg checked wheelie bag. Walk to the boarding gate ‘hands free.’


The 10kg wheelie bag must be deposited at the airport bag drop desk prior to entering security.

The 10kg Check-in Bag can be purchased up to 40 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time, and is non-refundable.

Passengers who have purchased “Priority & 2 Cabin Bags” or Plus/Flexi/Family ticket or connecting flight ticket can bring 1 additional 10kg bag on board which must fit into the baggage sizer (not exceeding 10kg and dimensions 55cm x 40cm x 20cm).


Priority & 2 Cabin Bags costs €/£6 if purchased at the time of the initial flight booking. If added via Manage my Booking facility on our website or via the Ryanair app the fee is €/£8.


Main benefits of this service allow you to board the aircraft via the priority queue, as well as skip the baggage belt and head straight to your destination.


Priority and 2 Cabin Bags can be purchased up to 30 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time, and is non-refundable.

Priority and 2 Cabin Bags can sell out fast, if this happens then another option is the “10kg Check-in Bag,”

Please be advised that passengers who have purchased Priority will not be asked to place their cabin bag in the aircraft hold, unless necessary due to operational reasons.


Passengers with medical equipment can still bring these items on board free of charge subject to preclearance by our special assistance team.


Cabin bags

You can take ONE cabin bag per person on board. That’s just enough space for a couple of nights away. There’s no weight limit but we do ask that you are able to lift it into the overhead locker.

Cabin space is limited and there’s only room for up to 70 cabin bags so the overhead lockers fill up quickly. All remaining cabin bags will be put into the hold and can be collected from the baggage carousel on arrival in the terminal.

We check bag sizes before you board. If they’re bigger than the maximum 56 x 45 x 25cm (including handles and wheels), they can’t go in the cabin and we’ll have to check them into the aircraft hold for a charge. See bags table for details on fees and charges dedicated page.

Your allowance:

Cabin bag

Maximum size 56 x 45 x 25cm, including handles and wheels. Cabin bags should be placed in the overhead lockers or if small enough under the seat in front of you.

Flexi, Upfront, Extra Legroom customers and easyJet Plus cardholders

You can bring an additional under seat bag like a laptop bag or handbag.  Maximum size 45 x 36 x 20cm.  Bags must be placed under the seat in front of you.

Hands Free

Take the hassle of out of carrying your cabin bag through the airport and avoid the rush for locker space by going Hands Free. Simply drop your cabin bag off at easyJet Plus Bag Drop and we’ll do the rest. You’ll even get your bags first off the baggage carousel. A small fee applies which can be found in our terms and conditions.

Go Hands Free and enjoy…

  • Use of easyJet Plus Bag Drop
  • Stress free security
  • Boarding early or at your leisure
  • Having all your bags delivered amongst
    the first on the baggage belt on arrival


You may carry on board one piece of unchecked cabin baggage free of charge which must be no more than 10kg in weight and no larger than 56cmx45cmx25cm, including all wheels and handles. Should your cabin baggage be larger than these dimensions or weigh in excess of 10kg, you must check this in as hold baggage for which there will be an additional charge which you must pay.  You may also be permitted to bring an additional, small item of cabin baggage on board (such as a handbag, laptop bag or airport purchase) provided that such items can be reasonably carried on board, either in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you.  These items are carried in the cabin subject to our discretion and applicable operational requirements.  Any alcohol brought on board by you must not be consumed during the flight.  With all hand/cabin baggage (including airport purchases) we reserve the right to require that it must be  stored in the aircraft hold due to operational requirements (in which case there will be no charge unless it exceeds the size or weight requirements referred to above).  In such circumstances you must ensure that all valuable items are removed and kept with you in the cabin.

Package Holidays – You can take 1 piece of hand luggage per person (excluding infants) weighing up to 10kg and with maximum dimensions of 55x40x20cm on a TUI Airways flight. Things like laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 piece of hand luggage. You must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. You can bring a Trunki case as hand luggage, as long as it weighs no more than 10kg

Flight Only Bookings – If you’re just booking a TUI Airways flight, you can carry 1 piece of hand luggage of up to 10kg for free. The maximum dimensions of your hand luggage can be 55x40x20cm and you must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. Things like laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 piece of hand luggage.

Infants – If you’re flying with TUI Airways, you can take a pushchair for infants under 2 years old, for free.

Your hand luggage is what you can take on the plane with you, providing it does not weigh more than 10 kg and is no larger than 55x40x20 cm.
You can also carry a smaller bag or case (max. 35x20x20), which must be stored under the seat in front.
All customers travelling on Thomas Cook Airlines flights, receive a complementary hand baggage allowance of 6kgs. This cannot exceed 55cm x 40cm x 20cm in size, packed within one bag only.
In addition to the above, customers can choose 1 item from the list below, to be carried as an extra piece of hand baggage.
Hand baggage cannot be combined together with other passengers or with any hold baggage.
• 1 laptop
• 1 overcoat or 1 blanket
• 1 small lady´s handbag or 1 small wrist-bag or 1 small bag with shoulder strap



one FREE piece of carry-on baggage which must meet the following expectations:

  • Maximum weight: 10 kg
  • Dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. It is important that you do not leave home without measuring and weighing your luggage, because, doing so, you make sure that your baggage will fit in the cabin storage area



One carry-on bag included

  • You can always bring one carry-on bag in the cabin free of charge.
  • You can also bring one small personal item on board. This could be a little handbag or a slim laptop case that fits comfortably under the seat in front of you.
  • Your ticket type will determine how heavy your hand baggage can be.

Size and weight limits

LowFare, Lowfare+, Premium

  • 1 carry-on bag: max. 55x40x23 cm
  • 1 small personal item: max. 25x33x20 cm
  • Max. combined weight: 10 kg

Flex, PremiumFlex

  • 1 carry-on bag: max. 55x40x23 cm
  • 1 small personal item: max. 25x33x20 cm
  • Max. combined weight: 15 kg


Your cabin baggage allowance consists of the bags that you are able to bring into the cabin of the aircraft. Your ticket includes a complimentary cabin baggage allowance and you will not be charged for your cabin bag providing you respect the dimensions and weight allowance of our cabin baggage policy. Please note that your cabin bag may be subject to random compliance checks.

Your cabin baggage allowance is:

  • One standard cabin bag measuring no more than 55 x 35 x 20 cm including wheels and handles
  • One small personal item such as a handbag or laptop bag/briefcase that is smaller than your cabin bag and can fit under the seat in front of you
  • Combined weight of 10 kg for both items


Each passenger can bring two pieces of hand luggage The first may have maximum measurements of 55 x 40 x 20 cm, including wheels, pockets, handles, or any other accessory element of your bag.
The second bag can measure a maximum of 35 x 20 x 20cm and it must be possible to store it under the seat in front of you.

On the other hand, in addition to your carry-on baggage you can bring: a jacket or raincoat, an umbrella, a shawl, walkers, crutches, canes or a plastic bag with products purchased at the Duty Free shop in the airport.

Carry-on baggage should weigh a maximum of 10 kg, and you should be able to place it securely in the overhead compartments of the plane cabin by yourself. Smaller objects should be placed under the seat in front of you.

These rules will be very strictly applied. Carry-on baggage will be carefully inspected at the check-in counter and at the gate in order to ensure that it complies with the previously described requirements.

If at the check-in counter your baggage item is determined to be larger than that permitted on the flight, you should check it in to the plane’s baggage compartment, which will incur a charge of € 50 per item. If you proceed directly to the gate and at that point your baggage item is determined to be larger than the permitted measurements for the flight, the charge will be € 60 per item.

This charge should be paid on the spotvia a credit card. In the event that you cannot pay this amount, you will be denied boarding.

For regulations as to what you can take in your hand luggage click HERE


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Gail Magwood
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Gail Magwood

I asked recently about the hands free system Easy Jet is doing. Thought I would let you know how I got on. Flew from Belfast just went to bag drop desk & asked to go hands free. Staff did say to me it’s £4 but if you drop case off at gate it won’t cost anything. But I said no the point is I don’t want to have to put it through security. That way I wasn’t limited to the number of liquids I carried also I had put my passport purse & phone into a small handbag I showed… Read more »

Graham Rymer
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Graham Rymer

It still amazes me that people say. It’ll be OK. Why take the risk? Even more amazing is when some people think that they have been hard done by when caught breaking the rules. It’s like saying “I’ve been drink driving for years and never been caught.” Thinking that the rules don’t apply to you is never OK.

John Earley
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John Earley

just a handy tip for everyone going through security at airports that have keys rings and small stuff in pockets get a zip lock sandwich bag and put all into it to put in trays fast handy and nothing gets lost or dropped

Jackie Stanley
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Jackie Stanley

Just booked flight only with Jet 2 and they do let you have 10kg cabin bag free BUT then ask you for £2 each to guarantee that you can bring them on if its a busy flight!!! Another con job imo. So be aware folks.