Carry On Luggage Size Limits Made Simple

Featuring Over 125 Airlines Worldwide

The world's airlines have no standardized carry on luggage size limits making it difficult to buy one bag that will always meet the requirements.

This page was built to help ordinary muggles untangle the carry on mess while keeping their sanity intact. Our handy "Periodic Table of Carry On Luggage Size Limits" will help you conjure up an airline that fits your bag or failing that a bag that fits your airline.

All it takes is smidgen of physics and a little alchemy and soon ... abracadabra! alakazam! Your carry-on bag will magically fit and you'll defeat those wicked airlines!

Use these filters in the tool below to search the airlines and the key above to understand each element: (Note This Tool Is In Beta and will be improved)

The Periodic Table of Carry On Luggage Size Limits

Aeromexico

Am

22

14

9

22

✌

Air Canada

Ac

21.5

15.5

9

22

✌

Alaska Airlines

As

24

17

10

✌

Allegiant

G4

22

14

9

25

✌

American Airlines

Aa

22

14

9

✌

Bahamasair

Up

22

14

9

20

✌

Cape Air

9k

45

45

✌

Carribean Airlines

Bw

45

22

✌

Cayman Airways

Kx

23

13

9

40

✌

CopaAirlines

Cm

46

22

✌

Cubana

Cu

45

11

Delta

Dl

22

14

9

✌

Frontier

F9

24

16

10

35

✌

Hawaiian

Ha

22

14

9

25

✌

Insel Air

7l

21.6

13.7

7.8

22

✌

jetBlue

B6

22

14

9

Liat

LI

22

14

8

15

✌

Ravn Alaska

7h

18

14

10

20

✌

Southwest

Wn

24

16

10

✌

Spirit

Nk

16

14

12

United Airlines

Ua

22

14

9

✌

Virgin America

Vx

50

30

✌

Westjet

Ws

21

15

9

✌

Adria

Jp

21.5

15.5

9

17.5

Aegean

A3

22

17.7

9.8

17.5

Aer Lingus

EI

21.5

15.5

9.5

22

✌

Aero Flot

Su

45

22

✌

Air Berlin

Ab

21.5

15.5

9

17.5

✌

Air Corsica

Xk

21.5

13.5

9.8

17.5

✌

Air Europa

Ux

21.5

13.5

9.8

22

✌

Air France

Af

21.5

13.5

9.8

26.5

✌

Air Malta

Km

21.5

15.5

8

22

✌

Alitalia

Az

21.5

13.5

9.8

17.5

✌

Atlantic Airways

Rc

21.5

15.5

10

17.5

✌

Aurigny

Gr

18.9

14.2

7.9

Austrian

Os

21.5

15.5

9

17.5

✌

Avies

U3

17.5

13.5

8

11

✌

Belavia

B2

21.5

15.5

8

17.5

✌

Blue Panorama

Bv

21.5

15.5

7.8

11

Bmi

Bm

21.5

15.5

9

26

✌

British Airways

Ba

22

18

9.8

51

✌

Brussels Airlines

Sn

21.5

15.5

9

26

✌

Carpatair

V3

21.5

15.5

7.8

22

Condor

De

21.5

15.5

7.8

13.2

✌

Corsair

Ss

21.5

15.5

7.8

26

Croatia Airlines

Ou

21.5

15.5

7.8

17.5

✌

Czech Airlines

Ok

21.5

17.5

9.8

17.5

Easyjet

U2

22

18

9.8

Eurowings

Ew

21.5

15.5

9

17.5

Finnair

Ay

22

18

10

17.5

✌

Flybe

Be

21.5

13.5

9

22

✌

Helvetic

2l

21.1

15.7

7.8

11

Iberia

I2

22

17.7

9.8

22

✌

Icelandair

Fl

21.1

15.7

7.8

22

✌

Jet 2

Ls

22

17.7

9.8

11

✌

Jetairfly

Tb

21.1

15.7

7.8

22

Jettime

Jo

21.1

15.7

7.8

11

KLM

Kl

21.5

13.5

9.8

26

✌

Lot Airlines

Lo

21.5

15.7

7.8

17.5

✌

Lufthansa

Lh

21.5

15.7

7.8

17.5

✌

Luxair

Lg

21.1

15.7

7.8

15.4

Monarch

Zb

22

15.7

9.8

22

Norwegian

Dy

21.5

15.7

9

22

✌

Olympic Airways

Oa

21.5

15.7

9

Pegasus

Pc

21.5

15.7

9

17.5

✌

Ryanair

Fr

21.5

15.7

7.8

22

✌

Scandinavian Airlines

Sk

21.5

15.7

9

17.5

✌

Smartwings

Qs

21.5

17.7

9.8

11

✌

SunExpress

Xq

21.5

15.7

7.8

13.2

✌

Swiss International Airlines

Lx

21.5

15.7

9

17.5

✌

TAP Portugal

Tp

21.5

15.7

7.8

17

✌

Tarom

Ro

21.5

15.7

7.8

22

✌

Thomas Cook

Mt

21.5

15.7

7.8

13.2

✌

Thomson Airways

By

21.5

15.7

7.8

11

TUIfly

X3

21.5

15.7

7.8

13.2

✌

Turkish Airlines

Tk

21.5

15.7

9

17.6

✌

Ukraine International Airlines

Ps

21.5

15.7

7.8

15.4

✌

Virgin Atlantic

Vs

22

14

9

22

Vueling

Vy

21.5

15.7

7.8

22

Wizz Air

W6

16.5

12.5

9.8

WOW Air

Ww

22

17.7

9.8

11

XL Airways France

Se

21.5

13.7

9.8

11

✌

Aerolineas Argentinas

Ar

21.5

13.7

9.8

11

Avianca

Av

21.5

13.7

9.8

22

✌

LAN Airlines

La

17

✌

TAM Airlines

Jj

45

11

✌

Air Asia

I5

22

14

9

15.4

✌

Air China

Ca

21.5

15.7

7.8

11

Air India

Al

21.5

15.7

7.8

17.5

✌

ANA

Nh

21.5

15.7

9.8

22

✌

Asiana Airlines

Qz

21.5

15.7

7.8

22

✌

Bangkok Airways

Pg

22

14

9

11

Cathay Pacific

Cx

22

14

9

15

✌

Cebu Pacific

5j

22

14

9

15.4

China Southern

Cz

45

11

✌

El Al

Ly

22

17.7

9.8

17.5

✌

Emirates

Ek

22

15

8

15

Etihad Airways

Ey

19.6

15.7

8.2

15

Eva Air

Br

22

14

9

15

✌

Garuda Indonesia

Ga

22

14

9

15.4

✌

Japan Airlines

Jl

22

16

10

22

✌

Jet Airways

9w

21.5

13.7

9.8

15.4

Jetstar

Jq

22

14

9

15.4

✌

korean Air

Ke

21.5

15.5

7.8

25

✌

Malaysia Airlines

Mh

22

18

10

15

✌

Oman Air

My

45

15.4

Philippines Airlines

Pr

45

15

✌

Qatar

Qr

20

15

10

15

✌

Royal Jordanian Airlines

Rj

20

16

9

15.4

✌

Saudia Airlines

Sv

22

18

10

15.4

✌

Singapore Airlines

Sq

45

15.4

Sri Lankan Airlines

Ul

18

14

8

15.4

✌

Thai Airways

Tg

22

18

10

15

✌

Vietnam Airlines

Vn

22

14

9

15.4

✌

Air New Zealand

Nz

46.5

15

✌

Air Tahiti

Vt

17

13

7

11

Air Tahiti Nui

Tn

45

22

✌

Fiji Airways

Fj

21.5

15.5

9

15

✌

Jetstar

Jq

22

14

9

15.4

✌

Qantas

Qf

22

14

9

15

✌

Virgin Australia

Va

18.9

13.3

9

15.4

✌

Egypt Air

Ms

62

17.6

✌

Ethiopian Airlines

Et

21.5

15.5

9

15.4

✌

Kenya Airways

Kq

21.5

13.5

9.8

26.4

✌

Royal Air Maroc

At

45

22

✌

South African Airways

Sa

22

14

9

17.6

✌

A Little Carry On Luggage History

Previously the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had guidelines for it’s member airlines about carry on luggage size limits. These were only guidelines and airlines made and continue to make their own rules. The old IATA guidelines suggested:

Cabin baggage should have a maximum length of 56 cm (22 inches), width of 45 cm (18 inches) and depth of 25 cm (10 inches) including all handles, side pockets, wheels etc.​

In 2015  an IATA “Cabin Ok” Initiative to introduce a “optimum size” and “Cabin OK” logo for bags was put on ice because of a consumer backlash. The proposed scheme would have effectively changed their guidelines and new bags manufactured under 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22” x 14” x 9”) would have been labelled “Cabin OK”. The plan did not require individual airlines to change their maximum sizes.

Despite all the media storm the situation remains as it’s always been except that it seems at the moment that IATA have no published guidelines. At present it seems unlikely that airlines will adopt the smaller proposed size as their maximum limit.​

Our Recommended Size To Buy: If You Only Own 1 Carry On Case

We recommend a carry on luggage size that falls within the following dimensions to conform with the current requirements of most airlines.

If you only plan on owning 1 travel suitcase we recommend going with something smaller like this:

21 inches (53.54 cm), width of 14 inches (35.56 cm) and depth of 8 inches (20.32 cm)

Cabin bags within these size limits will be suitable for a greater number of airlines but still provide a decent amount of space. In our opinion this is the sweet spot for cabin bag dimensions but your millage may vary.

The Lipault Paris (seen below) is a perfect example of this size. It's real world size is 21 x 14 x 8 inches even though the manufacturer says it's a 22 inch bag... the mind boggles )) Plus the fact that it's an ultra light bag makes it ideal for both domestic and international travel.

Remember a carry on duffel bag is also a good option for those that like to think outside the box.

Frequent fliers that travel on multiple airlines particularly those who travel to Europe may wish to consider purchasing 2 bags - one larger bag and one smaller bag to use with budget airlines that have more restrictive policies.

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The Carry On Luggage Size Limits By Airline

The following tables are accurate as of 06/03/2016. Please check with your airline before flying. Links are provided.

North American Airlines

Airline

Airline

Size Limit (inches)

Size Limit (cm)

Weight Limit

Second Bag?

Top Picks

Air Canada

Air Canada

21.5 x 15.5 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

10kg (22 lbs)

Yes. Handbag, laptop permitted. Max - 16x33x43cm

United Airlines

Virgin America

50 Inches Total L+W+H

127 cm Total L+W+H

30lbs (13.5kg)

One small personal item (purse, day packs or backpack etc.)

British Airways

Spirit Airlines

22 x 18 x 10 Inches

 $35 Fee

56 x 46 x 25cm

 $35 Fee

Note: Spirit Charge $35 for a carry on bag. Only the personal bag, backpack or purse is free.

Limit 16 x 14 x 12 Inches

British Airways

Southwest

24 x 16 x 10 Inches

61 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm

One small personal item (purses, briefcases, cameras, food containers, or laptops)

United Airlines

WestJet

21 x 15 x 9 Inches

53 x 38 x 23cm

One small personal item (16 x 13 x 6 inches)

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines

24 x 17 x 10 Inches

61x43x25cm

Yes. One personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer.

British Airways

Frontier Airlines

24 x 16 x 10 Inches

61 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm

 35 lbs (15.87 kg)

One personal item.  8 x 14  x 18 Inches (including handles, wheels, and straps). Think purses, briefcases or computer bags.

British Airways

Insel Air

21.6 x 13.7 x 7.8 Inches

55x35x20cm

Plus: 1 extra personal itemSize: 50cm x 30cm x 20cm

Must fit under the seat and cannot have wheels

British Airways

Ravn Alaska

18 x 14 x 10 Inches

45 x 35 x 25cm

20lbs (9kg)

One personal item (coat or purse)

British Airways

LIAT Airlines

22 x 14 x 8 Inches

53 x 35 x 20cm

15lbs (7kg)

Plus one personal item

E.g. Purse, Briefcase

British Airways

Delta

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56 x 35 x 23cm

No weight limit except selected flights to Asia

Plus one personal item

Air Canada

AeroMexico

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

45 Inches Total L+W+H

56x36x23cm

115 cm Total L+W+H

10kg (22 lbs)

One personal object (ex. handbag, briefcase, lap top case or backpack) max. 3 kg/6.6 lbs

British Airways

JetBLue

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56 x 35 x 23cm

All personal items must not exceed 17" L (43.2 cm) x 13" W (33 cm) x 8" H (20.32 cm), including wheels/handles, on all of our aircraft types.

British Airways

Hawaiian Airlines

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56 x 35 x 23cm

25 lbs  (11.5 kg)

Plus one personal item

E.g. Purse, Briefcase, Laptop bag, Backpack

Alaska Airlines

Allegiant Air

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

55x35x22cm

25 lbs  (11.5 kg)

Yes. One personal item. 16 x 15 x 7 in

American Airlines

American Airlines

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

Plus one personal item per passenger

United Airlines

United Airlines

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x35x22cm

Personal item. The maximum dimensions for your personal item, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item, are 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm).

American Airlines

Bahamasair

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

10kg (22 lbs)

Plus one personal item

American Airlines

Cayman Airways

23 x 13  x 9 Inches

56 x 33 x 23cm

40 lbs

Plus one small personal item: e.g. briefcase, purse, laptop, wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches

American Airlines

Cubana

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115 cm Total L+W+H

5kg (11 lbs)

American Airlines

CopaAirlines

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115 cm Total L+W+H

5kg (11 lbs)

Plus one small personal item: e.g. book, camera, laptop, umbrella

American Airlines

Cape Air

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115 cm Total L+W+H

Yes 1 small personal item. Note: For Transport in the Cessna 402, Cessna Caravan Amphibian and Britten Norman Islander items must be carried to the aircraft and stowed by a Cape Air agent into the designated baggage compartments prior to boarding.

American Airlines

Caribbean Airlines

45 Inches Total L+W+H

114 cm Total L+W+H

10kg (22 lbs)

One personal item is allowed along with carry-on baggage: Maximum linear dimensions not exceeding (L + W + H) 91cm/ 36 in

European Airlines

Airline

Airline

Size Limit (inches)

Size Limit (cm)

Weight Limit

Second Bag?

Qualifying Bags

Aer Lingus

Adria Airways

21.5 x 15.5 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

You may also take the following onto the aircraft with you: a coat, an umbrella, a walking stick/crutches, a camera, binoculars, a reasonable quantity of books and magazines, a baby basket or folding pushchair and a suitable quantity of baby food.

Aer Lingus

Aegean Airlines

22 x 17.7 x 9.8 Inches

56x45x25cm

8kg

Only for business class: 45 x 35 x 20 cm

Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus

21.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 Inches

55x40x24cm

10kg

Yes. Max size 25cm H (10”) x 33cm W (13”) x20cm D(8”)

Aer Lingus

Aeroflot

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115 cm Total L+W+H

10kg (22 lbs)

Yes. Handbag, briefcase, laptop

Aer Lingus

airberlin

21.5 x 15.5 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

Yes.max. 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm; 2 kg

Aer Lingus

Air Corsica

21.5 x 13.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x35x25cm

12 kg on the AIRBUS A320

8 kg on ATR72 aircraft

"possibly one of the following accessories: a handbag or briefcase or camera, or camera, or small laptop or one item of the same size or smaller."

Aer Lingus

AirEuropa

21.5 x 13.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x35x25cm

10kg (22 lbs)

Yes. Handbag, laptop.

Air France

Air France

21.5 x 13.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x35x25cm

12kg

Yes. Handbag, laptop

Air France

Air Malta

21.5 x 15.5 x 8 Inches

55x40x20cm

10kg (22 lbs)

Yes. 1 personal item

Alitalia

Alitalia

21.5 x 13.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x35x25cm

8kg

Yes. Briefcases and laptop computers are considered hand baggage and may be brought on board in addition to the limits indicated.

Alitalia

Atlantic Airways

21.5 x 15.5 x 10 Inches

55x40x25cm

8kg

"1 PC bag" whatever that means.

Aurigny

Aurigny

18.9 x 14.2 x 7.9 Inches

48x36x20cm

10kg (6kg some routes)

Aurigny

Austrian Airlines

21.5 x 15.5 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

Yes. One personal item with a maximum size of 40 x 30 x 10 cm

Aurigny

Avies

17.5 x 13.5 x 8 Inches

45x35x20cm

5kg

Yes. One personal item, e.g. handbag, umbrella or a bag containing tax-free merchandise. Portable computers, cameras and other valuables should be carried as cabin baggage and should not be checked in.

Aurigny

Belavia

21.5 x 15.5 x 8 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

Yes. Hand-bag, backpack, umbrella, bouquet of flowers

Aurigny

Blue Panorama

21.5 x 15.5 x 7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

10kg (5kg to carribean)

Not specified.

bmi

bmi

21.5 x 15.5 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

12kg

Plus a 'personal item'(handbag, laptop, etc)

British Airways

British Airways

22 x 18 x 9.8 Inches

56x45x25cm

23kg

Yes. One personal bag 18in x 14in x 8in(45cm x 36cm x 20cm )

British Airways

Brussels Airlines

21.5 x 15.5 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

12kg (26.5 lbs)

Yes 1 small accessory e.g. handbag, camera bag, laptop , briefcase

British Airways

Carpatair

21.5 x 15.5 x 7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

5kg

Not specified.

British Airways

Condor

21.5 x 15.5 x 7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

6kg

Yes. A small handbag, laptop/tablet

British Airways

Corsair International

21.5 x 15.5 x 7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

12kg

No. 1 item only

British Airways

Croatia Airlines

21.5 x 15.5 x 7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

8kg

Yes. 1 personal item with a maximum size of 40x30x10 cm

British Airways

Czech Airlines

21.5 x 17.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x45x25cm

12kg (26 lbs)

No. 1 item only

Easyjet

Easyjet

22 x 18 x 9.8 Inches

56x45x25cm

No weight restriction

You’re allowed a few things e.g.

overcoat, shawl, umbrella, crutches, walking stick, duty free bag

Flybe

Eurowings

21.5 x 15.5 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

No. 1 Only

Finnair

Finnair

22 x 18 x 10Inches

56x45x25cm

8kg

Yes. 1 personal item such as a small handbag, a small laptop bag or a small backpack. Max 40x30x15cm

Flybe

Flybe

21.5 x 13.5 x 9 Inches

55x35x20cm

10kg

Yes. One additional item of under seat cabin baggage, such as a laptop or handbag.

Flybe

Helvetic Airways

21.1x15.7x7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

5kg

Each passenger with a seat reservation may also bring a laptop case/handbag/rucksack as well as their hand luggage.

Iberia

Iberia

22x 17.7 x 9.8 Inches

56x45x25cm

10kg

Yes.One personal item.

Icelandair

Icelandair

21.1x15.7x7.8 Inches

55x40x20 cm

10kg

One small personal item

Jet2

Jet2

22 x 17.7 x 9.8 Inches

56x45x25cm

10kg

Yes. A small item of cabin baggage on board (such as a handbag, laptop bag or airport purchase)

Icelandair

Jetairfly

21.1x15.7x7.8 Inches

55x40x20 cm

10kg

Not specified.

Icelandair

Jet Time

21.1x15.7x7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

5kg

No. 1 only.

KLM

KLM

21.5 x 13.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x35x25cm

12kg

1 accessory, e.g. a handbag or a laptop

Icelandair

Lot Airlines

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Inches

55x 40x23 cm

8kg

Yes. Handbag or laptop bag. (max 40 cm x 35 cm x 12 cm)

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Inches

55x 40x23 cm

8kg

Yes. (max. 30 x 40 x 10 cm, e.g. handbag, laptop bag)

Icelandair

Luxair

21.1x15.7x7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

7kg

No. Only business class has a second bag.

Monarch

Monarch

22 x 15.7 x 9.8 Inches

56x40x25cm

10kg

Plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport

Norwegian

Norwegian

21.5 x 15.7 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

10kg

Your personal item (e.g. small handbag or laptop case) must fit comfortably under the seat in front of you.

Icelandair

Olympic Air

21.5 x 15.7 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

No.

Icelandair

Pegasus Airlines

21.5 x 15.7 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

Yes. Handbag/laptop.

Ryanair

Ryanair

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

10kg

plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cm.

Scandinavian Airlines

Scandinavian Airlines

21.5 x 15.7 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

In addition to this allowance, all passengers are allowed to bring a handbag or small laptop bag on-board for free.

Icelandair

SmartWings

22 x 17.7 x 9.8 Inches

56x45x25cm

5kg

Yes. Laptop, bag, purse.

Icelandair

SunExpress

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

6kg

Yes. Handbag, coat, jacket, scarf, camera (laptop not mentioned)

Icelandair

Swiss International Air Lines

21.5 x 15.7 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

Yes. Handbag, laptop bag or shoulder bag (max. 40 x 30 x 10 cm)

Icelandair

TAP Portugal

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Inches

55x40x20cm

8kg

Yes. A laptop case or sleeve or shoulder bag (maximum size allowance: 40x30x10 cm / 16x12x4 in)

Icelandair

TAROM

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Inches

For Boeing and Airbus

55x40x20cm

For ATR 42 / 72

35x30x20cm

10kg

Yes. Purse, briefcase, handbag, laptop

Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomas Cook

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

6kg

Yes. Small handbag, laptop and umbrella

Thomson Airways

Thomson Airways

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

5kg

No.

Icelandair

TUIfly

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

6kg

"plus notebook"

Icelandair

Turkish Airlines

21.5 x 15.7 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

8kg

Yes. Purse, tablet, laptop

Icelandair

Ukraine International Airlines

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

7kg

Yes. Handbag, overcoat, laptop

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airways

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

10kg

No.

Icelandair

Vueling

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

10kg

Not specifed.

Icelandair

Wizz Air

16.5 x 12.5 x 9.8 Iches

42x32x25cm

For cabin baggage that's larger than a small cabin bag, but fits within the limit of 56x45x25cm, you'll need to pay a fee. (€10 - €18 if you pay online)

Icelandair

WOW air

22 x 17.7 x 9.8 Inches

56x45x25cm

5kg

You can purchase an additional allowance of 7 kg

(Total 12kg)

Duty free carrier bag

Icelandair

XL Airways France

21.5 x 13.7 x 9.8 Iches

55x35x25cm

5kg

Yes. A purse, laptop or camera

South American Airlines

Airline

Airline

Size Limit (inches)

Size Limit (cm)

Weight Limit

Second Bag?

Qualifying Bags

TAM Airlines

Aerolineas Argentinas

21.5 x 13.7 x 9.8 Iches

55x35x25cm

5kg Domestic

10kg International

Not specified.

TAM Airlines

Avianca

21.5 x 13.7 x 9.8 Iches

55x35x25cm

10kg

Yes. Handbag, briefcase, laptop

TAM Airlines

LAN Airlines

Not specified

Not specified

8kg

Yes. Purse, laptop, diaper bag max 20x35x45cm

TAM Airlines

TAM Airlines

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115cm Total L+W+H

5kg

One handbag, or briefcase, or piece of equipment that can be placed under the passenger's seat, or in the aircraft's specific compartment inside the cabin.

Asian Airlines

Airline

Airline

Size Limit (inches)

Size Limit (cm)

Weight Limit

Second Bag?

Qualifying Bags

Icelandair

Air Asia

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

7kg

Yes. Laptop or handbag

Icelandair

Air China

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

5kg

No. Only first class or business class gets a 2nd bag.

Icelandair

Air India

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

8kg

Yes. Handbag, laptop.

Icelandair

ANA

21.5 x 15.7 x 9.8 Iches

55x40x25cm

10kg (22 lbs)

Yes. Handbags, laptops, cameras

Icelandair

Asiana Airlines

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

10kg (22 lbs)

Yes. "Small suitcases, handbooks, laptops, books and small duty-free goods"

Icelandair

Bangkok Airways

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

For ATR72:​

(For ATR72:​

44x28x23cm)​

5kg

Not specified

Icelandair

Cathay Pacific

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

7kg (15 lbs)

Yes for customers with a confirmed seat. Handbag, laptop, small backpack, briefcase.

Icelandair

Cebu Pacific

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

Smaller for ATR flights​

7kg (15 lbs)

Not specified

Icelandair

China Southern

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115 cm Total L+W+H

5kg

Not specified

Icelandair

El Al

22 x 17.7 x 9.8 Inches

56x45x25cm

115 cm Total L+W+H

8kg

No. Only for first and business class passengers

Emirates

Emirates

22 x 15 x 8 Inches

55x38x20cm

7kg

No. Only for first and business class passengers. max: 45 x 35 x 20cm

Icelandair

Etihad Airways

22 x 15 x 8 Inches

55x38x20cm

7kg

No. Only for first and business class passengers. max: 45 x 35 x 20cm

Icelandair

Eva Air

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

7kg

Yes. Laptop, purse, briefcase, small backpack.

Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

7kg

Plus laptop or beauty case

Icelandair

Japan Airlines

22 x 16 x 10 Inches

55x40x25cm

10kg

"shopping bag or hand bag"

Icelandair

Jet Airways

21.5 x 13.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x35x25cm

7kg

Yes. Handbag, laptop.

Icelandair

Jetstar

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

7kg

Yes. Handbag, thin laptop, purse.

Icelandair

Korean Air

21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 Iches

55x40x20cm

12kg

Yes. Laptop, briefcase, handbag

Icelandair

Malaysia Airlines

21.5 x 13.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x35x25cm

7kg

Yes. Handbag, briefcase, laptop

Icelandair

Oman Air

20 x 16 x 9.4 Inches

51x41x24cm

7kg

Not specified

Icelandair

Philippines Airlines

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115 cm Total L+W+H

7kg

Yes. Small handbag, purse, laptop with case, reading materials

Qatar Airways

Qatar

19.6 x 14.5 x 9.8 Inches

50x37x25cm

7kg

Personal items such as one ladies handbag or one small briefcase, walking sticks, cameras, and duty-free items purchased on the day of your flight are not counted towards your hand baggage allowance.

Icelandair

Royal Jordanian Airlines

20 x 16 x 9 Inches

51x41x23cm

7kg

Yes. Laptop

Icelandair

Saudia Airlines

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115 cm Total L+W+H

7kg

Handbag, purse, book

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115cm Total L+W+H

7kg

Yes. Handbag, laptop, camera bag. Max: 40x30x10cm

Icelandair

Sri Lankan Airlines

18 x 14 x 8 Inches

46x36x20cm

7kg

Yes. Laptop, handbag, purse

Icelandair

Thai Airways

22 x 18 x 10 Inches

56x45x25cm

7kg

Yes. Handbag, laptop. 37.5 x 25 x 12.5 cm (15x10x5 inches)

Icelandair

Vietnam Airlines

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

7kg

Not specified

Australia/Oceania

Airline

Airline

Size Limit (inches)

Size Limit (cm)

Weight Limit

Second Bag?

Qualifying Bags

Icelandair

Air New Zealand

46.5 Inches Total L+W+H

118 cm Total L+W+H

7kg

Yes. 1 small personal item e.g. handbag or slimline laptop

Icelandair

Air Tahiti

17 x 13 x 7 Inches

45x35x20cm

5kg

No.

Icelandair

Air Tahiti Nui

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115 cm Total L+W+H

10kg

Yes. Handbag, laptop etc 3 kg max.

Icelandair

Fiji Airways

21.5 x 15.7 x 9 Iches

55x40x23cm

7kg

Yes. Laptop or purse

Icelandair

Jetstar

22 x 14 x 9 Inches

56x36x23cm

7kg

Yes. Handbag or laptop. It's weight counts towards your 7kg overall limit.

Qantas

Qantas

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115cm Total L+W+H

7kg

Laptop permitted

Icelandair

Virgin Australia

18.9 x 13.8 x 9 Inches

48x34x23cm

7kg

You are allowed a 2nd bag the same size at the 1st (48x34x23cm) or a garment bag (114x60x11cm). In addition to this you may also have a thin laptop, a handbag or a purse.

African Airlines

Airline

Airline

Size Limit (inches)

Size Limit (cm)

Weight Limit

Second Bag?

Qualifying Bags

Icelandair

Egypt Air

Not specified

Not specified

8kg

Allow one unspecified personal item.

Icelandair

Ethiopian Airlines

21.5 x 15.7 x 9 Inches

55x40x23cm

7kg

Yes. Handbag, laptop, purse etc. 5kg max

Icelandair

Kenya Airways

21.5 x 13.5 x 9.8 Inches

55x35x25cm

12kg

Yes. Handbag, Briefcase, Laptop, Camera bag or any other item smaller or of identical size

Icelandair

Royal Air Maroc

45 Inches Total L+W+H

115cm Total L+W+H

10kg

"Laptops are permitted and are not considered as hand baggage."

South African Airways

South African Airways

22 x 14 x 9 inches

56x36x23cm

8kg

Yes a small item... purse or laptop is allowed.

Please be aware these size details are not guaranteed. Check with your airline for up the most up to date carry on luggage size restrictions.

How Strict Are Airline Baggage Policies?

Many times if your bag is slightly larger than the advertised size restrictions you won't have any problems. But do you want to take that chance?

​International Airlines can have strictly enforced weight limits so you need to think seriously about the weight of your case.

Personally i always try to make sure my bag is within the limits because I don't want the hassle and I don't want to feel like I'm trying to sneak on a bag that is too big. It's just stress that I don't need!

Can I take a garment bag as a carry on?

Yes you probably can but you will need to fold it to fit the size restrictions. Some airlines let you hang your items in the flight closet if there is space and it can't hurt to ask. However you need to be prepared to fold your garments.

There are some carry on bags that are dedicated to keeping your clothes wrinkle and crease free. Here is a link to our detailed page to find out about garment bag size limits.

Why Are These All Rolling Bags Where Are The Backpacks?

We created a separate page to look at the best carry on backpacks here.

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