Case Notes: hand-luggage rules decoded

Which bag for which airline? We've got it covered

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No more arguments  at check in:  this lightweight carry-on luggage looks slick and ticks all the right boxes for overhead lockers. Just weigh it before you go to be sure you're within the baggage allowance

 

Lulu Guinness Hard-sided Lips Small Spinner Case

 

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£195, luluguinness.com

Weight:  2.8kg Capacity: 40l Size: 56H x 35W x 24D cm

Carry on: British Airways, EasyJet*, Ryan Air, Thomson

 

Lulu Guinness Doll Face 4 Wheel Cabin Case

 

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£179, luluguinness.com

Weight: 2.8kg Capacity: 44L Size: 55H x 35W x 23D cm

Carry on: British Airways, Virgin, EasyJet, Ryan Air, Thomson

 

Ted Baker Take Flight Cabin Spinner

 

£199, caseluggage.com

Weight: 2.55kg Capacity: 40L Size: 54H x 37W x 24D cm

Carry on: British Airways, EasyJet, Ryan Air, Thomson

 

Bric's Bellagio 55cm 4 Wheels Cabin Trolley

 

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£399, johnlewis.com

Weight:  2.83kg Capacity: 34L Size: 55H x 38W x 20D cm

Carry on: British Airways, EasyJet, Ryan Air, Thomson

 

 

Samsonite Lite-Locked Spinner

£279, samsonite.co.uk

Weight: 1.8kg Capacity: 36L Size: 55H x 40W x 20D cm

Carry on: British Airways, Easy Jet, Ryan Air, Thomson

 

Muji Hard Case Trolley - Hand Luggage

 

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£129, muji.co.uk

Weight: 3.4 kg Capacity: 33L Size: 55H x 37W x 23D cm

Carry on: British Airways, EasyJet, Ryan Air, Thomson

 

Micro 3in1 Luggage Scooter

 

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£299.95, micro-scooters.co.uk

Weight: 5kg Capacity: 26L Size: 50H x 32W x 20D cm plus 12cm for wheels [subs: check which version used in layout - dimensions differ]

Carry on: Normally approved as hand luggage, please check with your airline

 

NOTE

*EasyJet has two luggage options. Option 1 for guaranteed cabin travel is 50H x 40W x 20D including handles and wheels; Option 2 is 56H x 45W x 25D including handles and wheels but on some busy flights your bag may go in the hold, at no extra cost

 

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Airline hand-luggage rules

 

British Airways (britishairways.com)

Cabin bag: Weight up to 23kg; 56H x 45W x 25Dcm including handles, pockets and wheels

Personal bag: 45H x 36W x 20Dcm including handles, pockets and wheels

 

Virgin (virgin-atlantic.com)

Cabin bag: One bag per person. Weight up to 10kg; 56H x 36W x 23Dcm

 

EasyJet (easyjet.com)

Cabin bag: One bag per person. No weight limit; Option 1 - one piece of cabin baggage up to 50cm x 40cm x 20cm including handles and wheels. Guaranteed to always travel with you in the cabin

Option 2 - one piece of cabin baggage up to 56cm x 45cm x 25cm including handles and wheels. On some busy flights your bag may have to go into the hold, at no extra cost

 

Ryan Air (ryanair.com)

Cabin bag: Weight up to 10 kg; 55H x 40W x 20Dcm

Personal bag: 35H x 20W x 20Dcm

Only 90 large cabin bags (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) can be carried in the cabin, any remainder will be carried free of charge in the aircraft hold.

 

Thomson (thomson.co.uk)

Package holidays cabin bag: One bag per person. Weight up to 7kg depending on holiday (check your booking); 55H x 40W x 20Dcm

Flight-only bookings cabin bag: One bag per person. Weight up to 5kg; 55H x 40W x 20Dcm

 

Originally published in The Travel Edit, edited by Susan Ward Davies, Hearst Magazines UK

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