When it comes to packing for a holiday, the last thing you want to worry about is if you've gotten your hand luggage size and weight wrong, especially if you're planning to rely on hand luggage alone for the duration of your holiday. To help, we've listed the most popular airlines below and their maximum sizes and weights for hand luggage in economy class. 

Airline 

Allowance 

Max Size

Max Weight

American Airlines 1 cabin bag56 x 36 x 23 cmNo specific weight restriction
Aer Lingus1 cabin bag55 x 40 x 24 cm10 kg
British Airways 

1 cabin bag &

1 laptop or handbag

56 x 45 x 25 cm

23 kg
Delta Airlines 1 cabin bag &

1 personal item
56 x 35 x 23 cmNo specific weight restriction
EasyJet Airlines 1 cabin bag 56 x 45 x 25 cmNo specific weight restriction
Ethiopian Airlines1 cabin bag55 x 40 x 23 cm7 kg
Emirates 1 cabin bag55x38x20 cm7kg
Flybe1 cabin bag & 

1 laptop or handbag
55x35x20cm10 kg
Finnair1 cabin bag56 x 45 x 25 cm8 kg
RyanAir 1 cabin bag 55 x 40 x 20 cm10 kg
JetBlue 1 cabin bag 56 x 36 x 23 cm7 kg
Jet21 cabin bag 56 x 45 x 25 cm10 kg 
Virgin Atlantic 1 cabin bag &

1 personal item
23x36x56 cm10 kg
Wizz Air1 cabin bag40x30x20 cm10 kg
Qatar Airways1 cabin bag &

1 personal item
50x37x25 cmNo specific weight restriction

It's worth remembering that hand luggage allowances are subject to change, so please do remember to check specific airline sites before you travel. 

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We know travelling can be stressful, especially if you're flying with nervous children or aren't sure what items are acceptable in your luggage. We have plenty of information on our travel blog to help you plan your journey and make the experience as stress-free as possible and we love to hear your questions and comments, so don't forget to leave us one below. 

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