Carry on luggage sizes and dimension guide

The rules for Carry-on luggage are getting stricter. Where you used to be allowed to take several bags on the plane, this is now prohibited by many airlines. Often you can only take 1 piece of carry-on luggage with you. Because the companies themselves determine the sizes of the carry-on bags, confusion can arise about this. On this page you can view the carry on luggage sizes that you can take with you in the cabin of the most well-known airlines.

Carry on luggage size table of content

Carry-on luggage Dimensions an restrictions

The sizes of the suitcase that you want to take with you as cabin baggage can change every year. Airlines now charge a surcharge for luggage that is taken in the hold, which is why more and more people are flying with only hand luggage. To avoid having to pay extra for your luggage at the departure airport or from your destination, you should study the maximum dimensions carefully and measure at home whether your carry-on bag is not larger than allowed.

Where to Buy the correct sized carry-on luggage?

You can buy suitcases that are suitable as hand luggage in various stores. You can also find a wide range of suitcases on the website of Zalando or Wehkamp that are approved for almost all airlines departing from the Netherlands. Because cabin baggage has a maximum weight, these suitcases have been made extra light, so that you can take extra luggage with you. Check the carry on luggage sizes table on this page to see how large the cabin baggage may be and what the maximum weight is. This prevents nasty surprises during check-in.

US Airlines Carry-on Luggage Size

European Airlines Carry-on Luggage Size

Maximale handbagage maten per maatschappij:

Airline:Luggage size HxWxD in cm:Weight Economy/ Business class:
Aeroflot55 x 40 x 2010kg / 15 kg
Air Europa55 x 35 x 2510kg/ 14 kg
Air France55 x 35 x 2512kg/ 18 kg
American Airlines56 x 36 x 23onbeperkt
British Airways56 x 45 x 2523kg
Corendon55 x 35 x 257kg
Delta56 x 35 x 237kg
EasyJet50 x 40 x 20onbeperkt
Emirates55 x 38 x 207kg
Finn air56 x 45 x 258kg/ 10 kg
Garuda Indonesia56 x 45 x 257kg
Germanwings55 x 40 x 238kg
KLM55 x 35 x 2512kg/ 18 kg
Lufthansa55 x 40 x 238kg/ 16 kg
Qantas Airways56 x 36 x 237kg/ 14 kg
Ryanair55 x 40 x 2010kg
Transavia55 x 40 x 2510kg
Turkish Airlines55 x 40 x 238kg/ 16kg
Virgin Atlantic56 x 36 x 2310kg/ 16 kg

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All questions answered regarding the carry on luggage sizes when traveling in US or anywhere else in the world