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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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Customer Feedback 

Nicka nd Phillipa July 2014
 
Yes, all is great with the order.  The kids unpacked their cases straight away and have been wheeling them round the house full of teddy bears and shoes ever since!  They are thrilled with them and the quality looks great, so they'll be perfect for our up-coming first family holiday.
 
I don't think there's anything we'd have wanted you to do differently.
 
Thanks
 
Nick.
 

Name: Lucy Priest March 2014

Brilliant service and super fast delivery thanks do much
Daughter loves pail frank backpack and it's lovely quality.
Definitely use you again
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Name: Tina Goddard February 2014

 I was extremely happy with the products and the very efficient delivery, it was great to receive e-mails informing me about the delivery, and the ability to pick an alternative delivery address, as you also stated the delivery time! This was great as I’d ordered bulky and heavy items…I’ve already recommended Kids Travel 2 to friends and I shall definitely buy from Kids Travel 2 again … thank you.

Name: Judith Fletcher November 2013

Thank you for making my order process quick, easy and efficient.  I had to change my delivery time which was is usually a nightmare but not with Kidstravel2.  The order arrived exactly on time!

Name:Sue Cunningham November 2013

Our order arrived today, less than 48hrs after placing the order on your website!- terrific service & quick response so thoroughly appreciated- thank you! Our young grandson will enjoy it!

Name Helen Tate October 2013

We absolutely LOVE our roll out bed, it has been used so much already.  Delivery was smooth and quick and we will definitely be shopping with you again.  Such a pleasure to be treated like customers which is a rarity these days.

Name: Catherine Fitch 24 September 2013

My son loves his monkey suitcase and we can’t wait to go on a plane next week and use it! – thank you for designing such a great bag ideal for toddlers to take on holiday and very thoughtfully designed to accommodate both parent and child.

Name: Mrs CHJ 23 September 2013

Superheroes Rule!!
I also wanted a couple of trolley bags for my 6 & 7 year old sons, so dad and I didn't always have to squeeze everything into our cases. My dilemma was finding something cool that would last through many years of growing up. I didn't want to buy new ones every few years, as good luggage is expensive. And this is the product. Fabulous! My sons are DELIGHTED with them. This product is soooo cool I can't imagine they will ever grow out of it. Excellent dispatch & service too!! 

Name:Christine Stacey on 4 September 2013

Message: Just  read your email-yes we are very happy with both the product and the service. The children loved their cases and they are away on holiday at this very moment. Thank you. I will use your service and recommend you to friends.x

Name: Noel Beattie    
Date: 03/12/12 
Message:   
We received the suitcase on time on the day you arranged. We are especially satisfied with your attention to the delivery; excellent service. I would say you have got it right from order to delivery. I really like it when there is a personal intervention to sort things out. So, well done and thank you.

Name:
 Emma Hawley     
Date: 06/08/11
Message: my twin boys were overjoyed to recieve their "monster" suitcases today (very fast delivery thankyou)a real pleasure ordering thru your company thankyou



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