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Off on a jet-setting adventure? Get up to speed with your airline's hand luggage allowance and suitcase size restrictions before you travel, for a stress-free and cost-saving trip.

Cabin luggage size guidelines - shop by airline

Each airline has its own set of hand luggage size restrictions, so getting familiar with them before you travel will ensure you pack the right sized bags and save time (and stress!) at the airport. To get you started, we’ve picked out a few key measurements for certain airlines.

We try to keep these up-to-date but things do change so please check with your airline before you travel. Any bags that you take into the cabin may incur extra charges so please also check your hand luggage allowance carefully.

Easyjet logo.

Easyjet

Max. dimensions H56 x W45 x D25 cm

Max. weight 15 kg

Ryanair logo.

Ryanair

Max. dimensions H55 x W40 x D20 cm

Max. weight 10 kg

Jet2 logo.

Jet2

Max. dimensions H56 x W45 x D25 cm

Max. weight 10 kg

Wizz logo.

Wizz

Max. dimensions H55 x W40 x D23 cm

Max. weight 10 kg

British Airways logo.

British Airways

Max. dimensions H56 x W45 x D25 cm

Max. weight 23 kg

Virgin Atlantic logo.

Virgin Atlantic

Max. dimensions H56 x W36 x D23 cm

Max. weight 10 kg

TUI logo.

TUI

Max. dimensions H55 x W40 x D20 cm

Max. weight 10 kg

Emirates logo.

Emirates

Max. dimensions H55 x W38 x D20 cm

Max. weight 7 kg

Flying with another airline not mentioned above?

All you need to find out is the height, width and depth restrictions of the airline you are flying with. This can usually be found on their website and then all you need to do is find a case that matches the guidelines.

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How to measure a suitcase

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  • Pack your bag before measuring as the contents can sometimes bulk it out over the allowed depth measurements.
  • If your suitcase has an expandable width, expand it to its fullest before measuring so you have its maximum size.
  • Height measurements usually mean ‘upright’, so if you have a duffle bag, stand it on its end and measure it from one end to the other. For suitcase-style hand luggage, measure the height from the wheels to the top of the retracted handle.
  • Depth needs to be measured from the back of the suitcase to the side that opens for you to put your clothes in. Don’t forget to expand your suitcase if it has that option.
  • Width is measured across from one wheel edge to another, including any side handles.
  • Don't forget to check weight allowance too.

Other hand luggage ideas & accessories

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Holdalls & sports bags

Whether you're jetting off for a weekend getaway or hitting the gym, holdalls and sports bags are a great choice. What's more, they can be squashed into small spaces too. From small to large to holdalls with wheels, pick the one that best suits your needs.

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Rucksacks & backpacks

Designed to be carried on your back, rucksacks and backpacks are a practical and hands-free solution for when you're on the move. Pack it up, sling it on and get going.

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Kids' luggage

Hand luggage allowances for children vary from airline to airline. If you have paid for your child to have their own seat, they will have the same allowances as an adult. Just check your airline's restrictions before you fly.

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Luggage accessories

With so many things to take care of while travelling, it's easy to overlook the basics. From luggage locks to travel adaptors - don't forget the essential add-ons for a hassle-free journey on all your trips.

Need more help with luggage?

If you're still unsure, these frequently asked questions might help:

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More travel inspiration

Jetting off on holiday? We have everything to help make sure your journey is easy to enjoy. Once you’re familiar with your airline’s luggage restrictions, check out our range of cabin friendly holdalls so you can take essentials on the plane with ease. And if you’re heading on a short trip or need extra space for your clothes and other items, cabin luggage is a solid choice. Our range offers practical designs that don’t compromise on style.

Backpacks can come in handy no matter where you go. Whether you’re off sightseeing or lounging at the airport, they're ideal for storing laptops, books and souvenirs you pick up on your trips. If you're travelling with children, check out our travel cots. They pack easily, so your little one can sleep safely and soundly when you reach your destination.

For overnight stays and weekend getaways, a small suitcase is ideal for storing all your clothes and belongings. From soft-sided designs for flexibility to hard-shell cases for extra safety, our range has plenty of cases available. And if you’re heading on a long journey, go for one of our luggage sets to keep it colour-coordinated. We have brilliant designs in various styles to cover all your trips, long and short.

Make your journey a breeze with our travel accessories. From travel locks for keeping your items safer to travel pillows to making those long-haul flights more comfortable, you’ll find whatever you need for a more hassle-free holiday.