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 Hand Luggage Guidelines 

Some of the cabin friendly bags we sell

With increased security measures in place at all UK airports, and strict rules on what you can and can't carry on in your hand baggage it pays to know what's what so that you can avoid unnecessary delays and expense at airport security.

So, what sized hand baggage am I allowed to take?

UK Hand Luggage guidelines: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm

Hand baggage is luggage that you can carry on the plane with you into the cabin and hold baggage is luggage that you have to check-in before you board the plane. The Department for Transport has set the maximum size for an item of hand baggage as 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including wheels, handles and external pockets.



What are the hand luggage sizes for different airlines?

Many airlines have their own cabin bag size policy which you must comply with to avoid fines.  We have pulled together this handy table showing you the hand baggage guidelines for some of the UK's leading airline operators which we hope you'll find useful.  You can also link across to their website to check for further details from here.



Airline Hand Baggage Size Overview
British Airways 56 x 45 x 25cm 1 item < 23kg plus laptop or handbag 36 x 45 x 20cm
Easyjet 50 x 40 x 20cm 1 item only
Flybe 55 x 40 x 23cm 1 item < 10kg plus laptop (where airports allow)
Jet2 56 x 45 x 25cm 1 item < 10kg
Monarch 56 x 40 x 25cm 1 item < 10kg
Ryanair 55 x 40 x 20cm 1 item < 10kg.  plus one small bag  35x20x20cms.See Ryanair Cabin Luggage that we stock
Thomas Cook 55 x 40 x 20cm 1 item < 5kg
Thomson 55 x 40 x 20cm 1 item < 5kg
Virgin Atlantic 56 x 36 x 23cm 1 item < 10kg
















**Sizes checked July 2013

Finding a suitcase that fits
Nearly all our
children's suitcases fit within the current UK hand luggage size guide (if they don't we state it clearly on the product page so you can be sure).  Don't forget children's holdalls and rucksacks on wheels also make a good alternative cabin bag to a suitcase.
















Airlines may also have their own rules regarding the number of bags you are allowed to take on the aircraft. It is best to contact them if you have any questions about cabin baggage allowance - we've linked to them all for you in the table above.

Worried what you can get in your suitcase for the weight allowed?
The best thing to do is to purchase a set of luggage scales - they're very reasonable and you will be so glad you did as it takes the hassle out of guessing (or the maths of standing on and off the bathroom scales with and without the suitcase!).  We packed our daughter's Trunki fairly tightly for a recent Ryanair flight including books, toys and clothes for 5 days - even so were well within the luggage allowance.  Read more and even see our little video showing what we squeezed in.  Our son's superhero suitcase weighed 3kg before we started and also came in well under the 10kg cabin bag allowance:

Useful links:
What am I
 allowed to take in my hand luggage?
Will My Suitcase Fit the Ryanair Cabin Baggage Rules?

















































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