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Cabin Luggage Sizes and Dimensions by Airline

Finding the right carry-on to bring on your trip can get stressful. Many of us have undoubtedly encountered a scenario where last minute before our trip, we debate whether our hand luggage size is small enough to bring on board, but we still decide to bring it. We get to the airport and stand on the check-in line, fearing our hand luggage might be too big, but we hope the airline staff will go easy on us and let us bring it on board regardless.


For safety purposes and your peace of mind, you should refer to the official carry-on luggage size allowance policies before your flight’s departure.

What Size Hand Luggage is Allowed?

Every airline has its own rules, and trying to search for information on cabin luggage size allowance can get time consuming. At Briggs & Riley, we like our trips to be as stress-free as possible, so we want to make it easy for you! We put together a list of size and weight allowances for each airline that you can refer to when packing for your next trip.

Size for Cabin Bag Allowance by Airline

Please note that airline cabin bag size allowance policies and guidelines are subject to momentary changes and based on Economy standards. For the most up-to-date information, please check your airline’s website directly prior to departure.

Airline Size Allowance Max Weight Per Piece
Air Canada 55 x 40 x 23 cm 10kg
Air France 55 x 35 x 25 cm 12kg
Air China 55 x 40 x 20 cm 5kg
American Airlines 56 x 36 x 23 cm Unspecified 
British Airways 56 x 45 x 25 cm 23kg
Brussels Airlines 55 x 40 x 23 cm 12kg
Delta Airlines 56 x 35 x 23 cm No limit
Eurowings 55 x 40 x 23 cm 8kg
Finnair 56 x 45 x 25 cm 8kg
Scandinavian Airlines 55 x 40 x 23 cm 8kg
Singapore Airlines 55 x 40 x 20 cm 7kg
Swiss International  55 x 40 x 23 cm 8kg
Turkish Airlines 55 x 40 x 23 cm 8kg
United Airlines 56 x 35 x 22 cm Unspecified 
Virgin Atlantic  56 x 36 x 23 cm 10kg




1. Is there a size limit for carry-on bags?

Yes, every airline has their own unique rules when it comes to carry-on luggage. Please refer to our carry-on baggage size allowance chart or, for the most accurate and up-to-date information, refer directly to your airline's website prior to departure.

2. Is a 55.9 cm carry on too big?

No, a 22-inch carry-on bag is not too big. It’s a standard size for most airlines. However, we always advise to double check the cabin bag size allowance for your specific airline before your trip to be safe.

3. Are you allowed a backpack and a piece of hand luggage?

Yes, you’re allowed to bring a backpack since it counts as a personal item. However, make sure that’s it’s smaller in size/weight compared to your carry on bag. In addition, make sure that your airline allows a personal item as most airlines have their own rules.

If you don’t already own a suitcase, fly right with a BR bag perfectly suited to match your trip and style. We offer a wide array of high end luggage, including weekend bags, checked luggage, luggage sets, and more.

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