Bags Size & Weight Limits

 

Carry-on bags, also known as cabin baggage and hand luggage, are subject to size and weight limits by airlines.

As a general rule, most airlines' carry-on baggage rules allow for luggage that measures a total of 115 centimeters or 45 linear inches, which is the combined length, width, and depth of the bag. This measurement includes handles and wheels.

 

Before or after you pass through security, carry-on luggage may be subject to weighing at the airport. Bags that exceed an airline’s size or weight allowance may be subject to a fee at the gate or removed by personnel and stowed with checked luggage. By weighing and measuring your packed carry-on bag before you leave for the airport, you can avoid extra expense and aggravation.

 

On most airlines, a briefcase, handbag, or laptop computer bag is permitted in addition to a piece of carry-on luggage.

Below are maximum size allowances for carry-on luggage in economy class on the world’s major airlines.

Notes:

  • -Airline regulations are subject to change. Check with the airline before you select any carry-on you intend to bring onboard.
  • -As different airplane models may permit larger or smaller carry-on bags, determine what equipment will be used by your airline.

 

Major Airlines Carry-on Luggage Size and Weight Limits

 

Aer Lingus
Inches: 22 x 18 x 10
Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25

Aeromexico
Inches: 45
Weight: 20 lbs

Air Canada
Inches: 9 x 15.5 x 21.5
Centimeters: 55 X 40 x 23
Weight: 22 pounds

Air France
Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
Weight: 12 kg

Air Jamaica
Inches: 45
Weight: 30 lbs

Air Tahiti Nui
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 22 lbs/10 kg

Alitalia
Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
Weight: 5 kg

American Airlines
Inches: 45
Weight: 40 lbs

American Trans Air
Inches: 55

British Airways
Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25
Inches: 22 x 18 x 10

Cathay Pacific
Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 23
Weight: 15 lbs/7 kg

Continental Airlines
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 40 lbs / 18 kg

Delta
Inches: 45
Weight: 40 lbs /18 kg

EasyJet
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 20

El Al
Inches: 22 x 18 x 10
Centimeters: 56gx 45 x 25
Weight: 17 lbs /8 kg

Emirates
Inches: 22 x 15 x 8
Centimeters: 55 x 38 x 20
Weight: 15 lbs / 7 kg

Finnair
Centimeters: 56gx 45 x 25
Inches: 22 x 18 x 10
Weight: 17.5 lbs / 8 kg

Hawaiian Airlines
Inches: 45
Weight: 25 lbs

Icelandair
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 13 lbs / 6 kg

Japan Airlines
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 22 lbs / 10 kg

Jet Airways
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 15 lbs / 7 kg

Jet Blue
Airbus A320 Inches: 26 x 18 x 12
EMBRAER 190 Inches: 24 x 16 x 10

KLM
Centimeters: 55 x 25 x 35
Weight: 12 kg

LAN
Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
Weight: 8 kg

Mexicana
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 22 lbs / 10 kg

Lufthansa
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 20
Weight: 8 kg

Northwest
Inches: 45

Qantas
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 15 lbs / 7 kg

SAS
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 8 kg

Singapore Airlines
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 15 lbs / 7 kg

Southwest Airlines
Inches: 24 x 16 x 10

Turkish Airlines
Inches: 9 x 15.75 x 21.8
Centimeters: 23 x 40 x 55
Weight: 8 kg

United Airlines
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 114

US Airways
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 40 lbs / 18 kg

Virgin America
Inches: 50
Weight: 16 lbs

Virgin Atlantic
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 13 lbs / 6 kg