Carry-On Luggage Size Chart for 130+ Airlines

Dec 7, 2022

When traveling by air one of our biggest concerns is our luggage, more specifically carry-on luggage. The hoard of new airlines and routes is cropping up to change the way we look at flying.

With the ever-changing schemes of unbundling offered by airlines these days, airlines’ classic mandatory services such as a meal or seat or check-in baggage, flight travel are being re-invented.

Today several airlines require us to pay for a seat selection. Also, several want us to purchase check-in luggage and to pay and pre-book the meal.

This means that many customers choose to take with them only carry-on luggage and do away entirely with the additional costs of purchasing check-in baggage, particularly students and backpackers.

To understand how much carry-on luggage we can freely take to the plane cabin, we should know the carry-on suitcase size allowed by the different airlines.

Here we have researched all the major airlines worldwide to understand the carry-on luggage size limit they allow without any additional cost.

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Carry-On Luggage Size Chart for Airlines across the World

The size chart below is updated as of April 2023. You can check the different sizes and weights in both imperial (i.e. inch & lbs) and metric (i.e. cm & kg) systems.

Airlines Region Country Carry-On Luggage
Dimension Weight
Centimeters (cm) Inches (in) Kilogram (kg) Pound (lbs)
American Airlines North America United States 56x36x23 23x15x10 18 39.68
Delta Airlines North America United States 56x35x23 23x14x10 10 22.04
Frontier Airlines North America United States 61x41x25 25x17x10 16 35.27
JetBlue Airways North America United States 56x36x23 23x15x10 No weight limit
SouthWest Airlines North America United States 61x41x25 25x17x10
Spirit Airlines North America United States 56x46x25 23x19x10
United Airlines North America United States 56x35x22 23x14x9
Air Canada North America Canada 55x40x23 22x16x10 10 22.04
WestJet Airlines North America Canada 53x38x23 21x15x10
Austrian Europe Austria 55x40x26 22x16x11 8 17.64
Laudamotion Europe Austria 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.05
Buta Airways Europe Azerbaijan 55x35x20 22x14x8
Belavia Europe Belarus 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
Brussels Airlines Europe Belgium 55x40x23 22x16x10 12 26.46
Croatia Airlines Europe Croatia 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
Czech Airlines Europe Czechia 55x45x25 22x18x10 8 17.64
SmartWings Europe Czechia 56x45x25 23x18x10 8 17.64
Sun Air of Scandinavia Europe Denmark 45x36x20 18x15x8 6 13.23
Finnair Europe Finland 56x45x25 23x18x10 10 22.05
Nordic Regional Airlines Europe Finland 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
Air Corsica Europe France 55x35x25 22x14x10 12 26.46
Air France Europe France 55x35x25 22x14x10 12 26.46
Hop! Europe France 55x35x25 22x14x10 12 26.46
Transavia France Europe France 55x40x25 22x16x10 10 22.05
Condor Europe Germany 55x40x20 22x16x8 6 13.23
Eurowings Europe Germany 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
Lufthansa Cityline Europe Germany 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
Lufthansa Europe Germany 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
Aegean Airlines Europe Greece 56x45x25 23x18x10 8 17.64
Olympic Air Europe Greece 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
Wizz Air Europe Hungary 40x30x20 16x12x8 10 22.05
Icelandair Europe Iceland 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.05
Cityjet Europe Ireland 55x35x25 22x14x10 12 26.46
Norwegian Air International Europe Ireland 55x40x23 22x16x10 10 22.05
Ryanair Europe Ireland 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.05
Air Dolomiti Europe Italy 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
Air Italy Europe Italy 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
Alitalia Europe Italy 55x35x25 22x14x10 8 17.64
Blue Panorama Airlines Europe Italy 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.05
Air Baltic Europe Latvia 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
Luxair Europe Luxembourg 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
AIS Airlines Europe Netherlands 55x40x23 22x16x10 6 13.23
KLM CityHopper Europe Netherlands 55x35x25 22x14x10 12 26.46
KLM Europe Netherlands 55x35x25 22x14x10 12 26.46
Transavia Europe Netherlands 55x40x25 22x16x10 10 22.05
Norwegian Air Shuttle Europe Norway 55x40x23 22x16x10 10 22.05
Widerøe Europe Norway 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
LOT Polish Airlines Europe Poland 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
Portugalia Airlines Europe Portugal 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
TAP Portugal Europe Portugal 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
Blue Air Europe Romania 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.05
Nordavia Europe Russia 55x40x20 22x16x8 5 11.02
Air Serbia Europe Serbia 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
Air Europa Europe Spain 55x35x25 22x14x10 10 22.05
Air Nostrum Europe Spain 56x45x25 23x18x10
Binter Canarias Europe Spain 45x25x35 18x10x14 6 13.23
Canaryfly Europe Spain 45x35x25 18x14x10 6 13.23
Iberia Express Europe Spain 56x45x25 23x18x10 10 22.05
Iberia Europe Spain 56x45x25 23x18x10 10 22.05
Volotea Europe Spain 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.05
Vueling Europe Spain 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.05
Scandinavian Airlines Europe Sweden 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.64
easyJet Switzerland Europe Switzerland 56x45x25 23x18x10
Helvetic Airways Europe Switzerland 55x40x20 22x16x8 5 11.02
Swiss International Air Lines Europe Switzerland 55x40x25 22x16x10 8 17.64
Pegasus Airlines Europe Turkey 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.64
Turkish Airlines Europe Turkey 55x40x23 22x16x10 8 17.63
Aurigny Air Services Europe United Kingdom 55x36x20 22x15x8 10 22.05
BA Cityflyer Europe United Kingdom 56x45x25 23x18x10 23 50.71
British Airways Europe United Kingdom 56x45x25 22x18x10 23 50.71
easyJet Europe United Kingdom 56x45x25 23x18x10 23 50.71
Flybe Europe United Kingdom 55x35x20 22x14x8 10 22.05
Isles of Scilly Skybus Europe United Kingdom 30x15x15 12x6x6 3 6.61
Jet2 Europe United Kingdom 56x45x25 23x18x10 10 22.05
Loganair Europe United Kingdom 40x35x18 16x14x8 6 13.23
TUI Airways Europe United Kingdom 55x40x20 22x16x8 5 11.02
Virgin Atlantic Europe United Kingdom 23x36x56 10x15x23 10 22.05
Wizz Air UK Europe United Kingdom 40x30x20 16x12x8 10 22.05
GoAir Asia-Pacific India 55x35x25 22x14x10 7 15.43
Indigo Asia-Pacific India 55x35x25 22x14x10 7 15.43
Spicejet Asia-Pacific India 55x35x25 22x14x10 7 15.43
ANA Asia-Pacific Japan 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.04
JAL Asia-Pacific Japan 55x40x25 22x16x10 10 11.02
AirAsia Asia-Pacific Malaysia 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
Malaysia Airlines Asia-Pacific Malaysia 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
Air New Zealand Asia-Pacific New Zealand 118 47 7 15.43
Singapore Airlines Asia-Pacific Singapore 115 46 7 15.43
Asiana Airlines Asia-Pacific South Korea 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.04
Korean Air Asia-Pacific South Korea 55x40x20 22x16x8 12 26.45
Thai Airways International Asia-Pacific Thailand 56x45x25 23x18x10 7 15.43
Vietnam Airlines Asia-Pacific Vietnam 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
Jetstar Asia-Pacific Australia 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
Qantas Asia-Pacific Australia 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
Virgin Australia Asia-Pacific Australia 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
Air China Asia-Pacific China 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.63
Beijing Capital Airlines Asia-Pacific China 115 46 5 11.02
Cathay Pacific Asia-Pacific China 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
China Airlines Asia-Pacific China 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
China Eastern Airlines Asia-Pacific China 56x45x25 23x18x10 10 22.04
China Southern Airlines Asia-Pacific China 115 46 5 11.02
China United Airlines Asia-Pacific China 40x30x20 16x12x8 10 22.04
Hainan Airlines Asia-Pacific China 115 46 10 22.04
Hong Kong Airlines Asia-Pacific China 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
Juneyao Airlines Asia-Pacific China 55x40x20 22x16x8 5 11.02
Shandong Airlines Asia-Pacific China 55x35x15 22x14x6 5 11.02
Shanghai Airlines Asia-Pacific China 56x45x25 23x18x10 10 22.04
Shenzhen Airlines Asia-Pacific China 115 46 5 11.02
Sichuan Airlines Asia-Pacific China 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.04
Spring Airlines Asia-Pacific China 40x30x20 16x12x8 7 15.43
Tianjin Airlines Asia-Pacific China 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.04
Xiamen Airlines Asia-Pacific China 115 46 5 11.02
Cebu Pacific Air Asia-Pacific Philippines 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
Philippine Airline Asia-Pacific Philippines 115 46 7 15.43
SriLankan Airlines Asia-Pacific SriLanka 56x36x23 23x15x10 7 15.43
flydubai Middle East And Africa Dubai 55x38x20 22x15x8 7 15.43
Egypt Air Middle East And Africa Egypt 53x31x19 21x13x8 8 17.63
Ethiopian Airlines Middle East And Africa Ethiopia 55x40x23 22x16x10 7 15.43
EI AI Middle East And Africa Israel 56x45x25 23x18x10 8 17.63
Royal Jordanian Middle East And Africa Jordan 51x41x23 21x17x10 7 15.43
Kenya Airways Middle East And Africa Kenya 55x35x25 22x14x10 12 26.45
Qatar Airways Middle East And Africa Qatar 50x37x15 20x15x6 7 15.43
Saudia Middle East And Africa Saudi Arabia 115 46 7 15.43
South African Airways Middle East And Africa South Africa 56x36x23 23x15x10 8 17.63
Air Arabia Middle East And Africa United Arab Emirates 55x40x20 22x16x8 10 22.04
Emirates Middle East And Africa United Arab Emirates 55x38x20 22x15x8 7 15.43
Aerolineas Argentinas Latin America Argentina 115 46 7 15.43
GOL Latin America Brazil 55x40x20 22x16x8 8 17.63
LATAM Airlines Brasil Latin America Brazil 55x35x25 22x14x10 8 17.63
LATAM Airlines Latin America Chile 55x35x25 22x14x10 7 15.43
AVIANCA Latin America Colombia 55x35x25 22x14x10 10 22.04
Aeromexico Latin America Mexico 55x40x25 22x16x10 7 15.43
COPA Airlines Latin America Panama 56x36x26 23x15x11 12 26.45

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11 Packing Tips That Could Help You Travel With Only Carry-on Baggage:

  1. Roll your Clothes. This way they take much less space than if you folded them.
  2. Make travel-sized portions of your toiletries/make-up.
  3. Traveling for short trips is easier with only carry-on luggage. It also helps to save on time and the added check-in luggage purchase for which you may have to wait later to pick up on arrival.
  4. Small scissors, disposable/electric razors, and nail clippers are usually permitted in the carry-on.
  5. Carry only what you need. A whopping 80% of travelers pack more than what they need. So, try to work your head around deciding to leave behind items that can be avoided.
  6. Carry multipurpose clothes that you can mix and match and wear in numerous ways. A simple black dress or zip-off pants if you’re on vacation, a neutral-colored suit if you’re on a business trip.
  7. Ensure that your carry-on items don’t include sharp or inflammable articles.
  8. Don’t forget flight essentials like earplugs/headphones, an eye mask, and a travel pillow for long-haul flights.
  9. Buy a luggage scale to weigh your luggage. So that before you head to the airport you can keep a check on the weight restrictions.
  10. And most importantly, buy a cabin-friendly suitcase. Also, make sure that it is lightweight. The most expensive may not be the best.
  11. Generally, all bags are stowed under the seat in front of you. If the bag doesn’t fit under the seat, it must be stowed in the overhead cabins.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Carry-on Luggage?

Carry-on luggage is a type of luggage that you can take on the plane along with yourself. It is also known as ‘hand luggage’ or ‘cabin baggage’.

2. What is the standard size for carry-on luggage?

Different airlines have different size restrictions over carry-on baggage.

Most airlines insist that the carry-on dimensions should 22 inches x 14 inches x 8 inches including handles and wheels of the suitcase.

This is mostly the largest size of cabin suitcases that can comfortably fit into the overhead bins of the economy seats.

Larger sizes are permitted in Premier Economy, Business class and so on. Though it would be safe to ensure the suitcases we carry stay within the above dimensions.

3. How many carry-on bags allowed?

This depends on the airline. In general, most airlines permit 2 bags, a carry-on of one bag other than a personal item. The personal item bag is typically a smaller sized bag such as a lady’s handbag, purse, briefcase or laptop bag.

4. What is the weight limit for carry-on luggage?

Several of the domestic airlines don’t have a weight restriction for the carry-on baggage. Several of the international airlines do insist that the combined weight of the carry-on bags must not exceed 7 kg/15lbs. This is mostly due to safety regulations. Several of the well-known low-cost carriers in Asia even weigh the carry-on bags while check-in.

5. Can I take my wheelchair on a plane?

Persons with disabilities can check-in their wheelchair or mobility or assistive devices. Also, they can bring them to the aircraft and hand over to the staff. Most airlines don’t include these assistive devices when discerning the maximum dimensions or permissible weight.

6. How much liquid allowed in carry-on luggage on the plane?

Liquids above 3.4oz are not permitted on flights, people travelling with infants and toddlers can carry water, breastmilk or formula milk that may constitute a larger volume than this limit. Strollers can be taken gate-checked if they are travel-friendly light strollers.

7. Can you take musical instruments as hand luggage?

Musical instruments are mostly allowed as carry-ons. If they are oversized one may be forced to check them in. If the instrument exceeds the permitted size limits for carry-on luggage, you may also bring the oversized musical instrument as cabin baggage on an unoccupied seat in the passenger cabin.

8. Do sports equipment are allowed as carry-on luggage?

Scuba diving equipment’s, sports kits, surfboards, etc. are allowed only into checked-in baggage within the normal free allowance.

9. What is the baggage allowance for infants?

Passengers travelling with an infant are allowed an extra of one diaper bag for inflight necessities. Also, Infant food in addition to infant carrying seat or car seat and breast pump.

10. What is not allowed in carry-on luggage?

Aerosols, gels, creams, liquids above 3.4 ounces aren’t permitted in carry-on. Also, self-defence items like pepper spray, sharp objects, lithium batteries, and other such hazardous items are not allowed. On the other hand, power banks are only allowed into your carry-on luggage and prohibited in checked-in bags.

11. Are you allowed to bring food in your carry-on?

Food is generally allowed on to the aircraft. Don’t carry foods that have strong smells or odours that might inconvenience fellow passengers. This also holds for offensive reading/viewing material including adult entertainment content.

12. Can I bring prescription drugs in my carry-on?

Persons with disabilities, infants, and children can carry their medication in their carry-on bags. While a prescription isn’t generally required for small bottles of over-the-counter medicines. The doctor’s prescription and the bill is best retained for other medication to avoid issues.

13. How to reduce baggage weight?

Layer up when travelling. Put on your heaviest jacket or heaviest shoes. So that you can save on luggage space and weight and in the process avoid paying for check-in luggage.
Pramod Ram

Pramod Ram

Digital Marketing Strategist

Pramod Ram heads the Online Marketing and Content Marketing Team at Claim Flights GmbH. He loves to travel, read books, watch movies and do intensive research.

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