Carry-on Luggage Size Chart for 57 Major Airlines [Dimensions, Sizes & More]

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Whether you’re flying domestically or internationally, every airline has its own carry-on luggage size restrictions. There is no one-size-fits-all, so you need to check your airline’s specific policy before traveling to ensure your carry-on bag isn’t rejected with potential additional charges.

Below, you’ll find a helpful chart detailing the most popular airlines’ carry-on restrictions, including the size and weight of a standard carry-on, and whether this varies due to the cabin you’re traveling in.

Unless specified, the maximum weight allowance is across your standard carry-on luggage and personal item combined. 

AirlineCabinMaximum SizeMaximum WeightPersonal Item
AeroMexicoMain Cabin56 x 36 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Max weight
3 kg
6.6 lbs
Club Premier18 kg
40 lbs
Air CanadaAll55 x 40 x 23 cm
21.5 x 15.5 x 9 in
UndisclosedMax size
33 x 43 x 15 cm
13 x 17 x 6 in
Air ChinaEconomy x 1 bag55 x 40  x 20  cm
22 x 16 x 8 in
5 kg
11 lbs
No
Business Class / First Class x 2 bags8 kg
17 lbs each
Air Europa Líneas AéreasEconomy55 x 35 x 25 cm
22 x 14 x 10 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Max size
20 x 30 x 35 cm
8 x 12 x 13.5 in
Business18 kg
40 lbs
(14 kg / 31 lbs for domestic & short-haul)
Air France-KLMEconomy x 1 bag55 x 35 x 25 cm
22 x 14 x 10 in
12 kg
26 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 15 cm
16 x 12 x 6 in
Premium Economy / Business / La Première x 2 bags18 kg
40 lbs
Air IndiaAllBoeing & Airbus aircraft:
55 x 35 x 25 cm
10 x 14 x 10 in
ATR aircraft:
40 x 30 x 15 cm
16 x 12 x 6 in
Boeing & Airbus aircraft:
8 kg
18lbs
ATR aircraft:
5 kg
11 lbs
Yes
Aer LingusAll55 x 40 x 24 cm
21.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 in
10 kg
22 lb
Max size
25 x 33 x 20 cm
10 x 13 x 8 in
AeroflotEconomy Class / Comfort Class55 x 40 x 25 cm
22 x 16 x 10 in
15 kg
22 lb
Max size
80 cm
31.5 in linear
Max weight
5 kg
11 lbs
Business Class15 kg
33 lbs
Air New ZealandEconomy x 1 bag118 cm
46.5 in linear
7 kg
15 lbs
Yes
Premium Economy / Business Premier x 2 bags14 kg
30 lbs total
(1 item may weigh up to 10 kg / 22 lbs)
Alaska AirlinesAll56 x 36 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
UndisclosedYes
AlitaliaAll55 x 35 x 25 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Max size
38 x 41 x 18 cm
15 x 16 x 7 in
Allegiant AirAll55 x 35 x 25 cm
22 x 14  x 9 in
UndisclosedYes
American AirlinesAll56 x 36 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
UndisclosedMax size
46 x 36 x 20 cm
18 x 14 x 8 in
All Nippon Airways (ANA)All56 x 41 x 25 cm
22 x 16 x 10 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Yes
Asiana AirlinesEconomy x 1 bag55 x 40 x 20 cm
22 x 16 x 8 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Yes
Business / First Class x 2 bags10 kg / 22 lbs each
Austrian AirlinesEconomy x 1 bag55 x 40 x 23 cm
22 x 16 x 9 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 10 cm
16 x 5.5 x 4 in
Business Class x 2 bags8 kg
18 lbs each
Avianca & TACAAll115 cm
45 in linear
10 kg
22 lbs
Yes
British AirwaysAll56 x 45 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
23 kg
51 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 15 cm
16 x 12 x 6 in
Max weight
23 kg
51 lbs
Brussels AirlinesAll55 x 40 x 23 cm
22 x 16 x 9 in
12 kg
26 lbs
Max size
40 x 10 x 30 cm
16 x 12 x 6 in
Cathay Pacific AirwaysEconomy / Premium Economy56 x 35.5 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
7 / 15 lbsMax size
15 x 30.5 x 41 cm
6 x 12 x 16 in
Business Class10 kg
22 lbs
First Class15 kg
33 lbs
China Eastern AirlinesEconomy / Business Class x 1 bag56 x 45 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
10 kg
22 lbs
No
First Class x 2 bags
China Southern AirlinesEconomy / Premium Economy / Business Class x 1 bag115 cm
45 in linear
5 kg
11 lbs
Yes
First Class x 2 bags5 kg
11 lbs each
Delta Air LinesAll56 x 35.5 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
UndisclosedYes
EasyJet AirlineAll56 x 45 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
UndisclosedOnly with certain fare types.
Max size
45 x 36 x 20 cm
18 x 14 x 8 in
El Al Israel AirlinesEconomy56 x 45 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Yes
Business20 kg
44 lbs
(16 kg / 35 lbs max for one item)
First24 kg
53 lbs
(16 kg / 35 lbs max for one item)
EmiratesAll55 x 38 x 20 cm
22 x 15 x 8 in
7 kg
15 lbs
Only permitted for Business / First Class passengers.
Size restrictions apply.
Etihad AirwaysEconomy40 x 50 x 25 cm
16 x 20 x 10 in
7kg
15 lbs
Yes
Business / First Class12 kg
26.5 lbs total
EurowingsEconomy x 1 bag55 x 40 x 23 cm
31 x 16 x 9 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 10 cm
16 x 12 x 6 in
BIZclass x 2 bags
EVA AirEconomy / Premium Economy x 1 bag23 x 36 x 56 cm
9 x 14 x 22 in
7 kg
15 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 10 cm
16 x 12 x 4 in
Royal Laurel /
Premium Laurel /
Business Class x 2 bags
7 kg
15 lbs each
Ethiopian AirlinesEconomy x 1 bag23 x 40 x 55 cm
9 x 16 x 22 in
7 kg
15 lbs
Max weight
5 kg
11 lbs
Business Class x 2 bags7 kg
15 lbs each
FinnairEconomy x 1 bag56 x 45 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 15 cm
16 x 12 x 6 in
Business Class x 2 bags10 kg
22 lbs
Frontier AirlinesAll61 x 41 x 24 cm
24 x 16 x 10 in
16 kg
35 lbs
Max size
46 x 35.5 x 20 cm
18 x 14 x 8 in
Garuda IndonesiaEconomy41 cm x 34 cm x 17 cm
16 x 13 x 7 in
7 kg
15 lbs
Yes
Business Class / First Class56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
Hainan AirlinesEconomy x 2 bags20 x 40 x 55 cm
8 x 16 x 22 in
5 kg
11 lbs
Yes
Business Class / First Class x 2 bags5 kg
11 lbs each
Hawaiian AirlinesAll56 x 35.5 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
11 kg
25 lbs
Yes
IberiaAll classes 1 bag excl. Business Plus Long Haul x 2 bags56 x 45 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
UndisclosedYes
IcelandairAll55 x 40 x 20 cm
21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 15 cm
15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 in
Japan AirlinesAll56 x 41 x 25 cm
22 x 16 x 10 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Yes
JetBlue AirwaysAll56 x 35.5 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
UndisclosedYes
Korean Air LinesEconomy x 1 bagUndisclosed12 kg
25 lbs
Yes
First / Prestige x 2 bags18 kg
40 lbs
Kuwait AirwaysEconomy Class x 1 bag56 x 46 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
7 kg
15 lbs
Max size
23 x 36 x 56 cm
9 x 14 x 22 in
Business Class / First Class x 1 bag11 kg
24 lbs
LufthansaEconomy / Premium Economy x 1 bag55 x 40 x 23 cm
22 x 16 x 9 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Yes
Business / First x 2 bags8 kg
18 lbs each
Norwegian Air ShuttleLowFare / LowFare+ / Flex / Premium55 x 40 x 23 cm
22 x 16 x 9 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Max size
25 x 33 x 20 cm
10 x 15 x 8 in
All15 kg
33 lbs
Philippine AirlinesAll115 cm
45 in linear
7 kg
15 lbs
2 personal items are permitted
Qantas AirwaysEconomy x 1 bag + 1 non-rigid garment bagCarry-on:
56 x 36 x 23 cm
22 x 16 x 9 in
Garment bag:
60 x 11 x 114 cm
24 x 4 x 45 in
7 kg
15 lbs
Yes
Premium Economy / Business / First x 1 or 2 bags + 1 non-rigid garment bagOption between 1 x carry-on:
56 x 36 x 23 cm
22 x 16 x 9 in
or 2 x carry-on:
48 x 34 x 23 cm
19 x 13 x 9 in
Garment bag:
60 x 11 x 114 cm
24 x 4 x 45 in
7 kg
15 lbs per carry-on bag
RyanAirAll55 x 40 x 20 cm
22 x 16 x 8 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Max size
40 x 20 x 25 cm
16 x 8 x 10 in
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)SAS Go Light / SAS Go / SAS Plus x 1 bag55 x 40 x 23 cm
22 x 15 x 9 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 15 cm
16 x 12 x 6 in
SAS Business x 2 bags
Singapore AirlinesEconomy / Premium Economy x 1 bag115cm
45 in linear
7 kg
15 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 10 cm
16 x 12 x 4 in
Business / First Class x 2 bags7 kg
15 lbs each
Southwest AirlinesAll61 x 41 x 25 cm
24 x 16 x 10 in
UndisclosedMax size
34 x 21.5 x 47 cm
13.5 x 8.5 x 18.5 in
Spirit AirlinesAll56 x 46 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
UndisclosedFor Bare Fare passengers
Max size 46 x 35.5 x 20 cm
18 x 14 x 8 in
Swiss International Air LinesEconomy x 1 bag55 x 40 x 23 cm
22 x 16 x 9.5 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 10 cm
16 x 12 x 4 in
Business / First Class x 2 bags
Transportes Aéreos Portugueses (TAP) Air PortugalEconomy x 1 bag55 x 40 x 20 cm
22 x 16 x 8 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Max size
40 x 30 x 15 cm
16 x 12 x 5 in
Max weight
2 kg
4 lbs
Executive Class x 2 bags
Thai AirwaysAll56 x 45 x 25 cm
22 x 18 x 10 in
7 kg
15 lbs
Max size
37.5 x 25 x 12.5 cm
15 x 10 x 5 in
Max weight
1.5 kg
3.3 lbs
Thomas Cook AirlinesEconomy55 x 40 x 20 cm
22 x 16 x 9 in
6 kg
13 lbs
Yes
Premium Class10 kg
22 lbs
Turkish AirlinesEconomy x 1 bag55  x 40 x 23 cm
22 x 16 x 9 in
8 kg
18 lbs
Yes
Business x 2 bags
United AirlinesAll56 x 35.5 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 in
UndisclosedYes
Virgin AtlanticEconomy / Premium Economy x 1 bag23 x 36 x 56 cm
9 x 14 x 22 in
10 kg
22 lbs
Yes
Upper Class x 2 bags12 kg / 26.5 lbs individual item.
16 kg / 35 lbs total weight

Carry-on Luggage Options

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FAQ

What is considered carry-on luggage?

There are no standard sizes for carry-on luggage, with every airline assigning their own size and weight restrictions. If you are looking to purchase a carry-on bag that would be accepted by most airlines, then the most common maximum size would be 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm (22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches (including all handles and wheels).

Which carry-on luggage is best?

The best carry-on bag will depend on your individual requirements, for example, whether you need a wheelie case or a backpack, or a bag with a laptop compartment or built-in security. We’ve highlighted the best carry-on luggage bags for any traveler, ranging from soft and hard shell wheelies to convenient backpacks.

Is a backpack considered carry-on?

A backpack would be considered a carry-on item if it adheres to the maximum size restrictions of a specific airline. Most airlines have a larger size allowance for a standard carry-on piece and slightly smaller for a personal item (where permitted).

What is not allowed in a carry-on bag?

For safety reasons, there are certain items that are prohibited for carry-on luggage. These include individual liquids over 100ml (3.4 ounces) or a combined allowance over 1 liter (1 quart), sharp objects such as scissors, blades or pen knives, firearms, sporting equipment such as baseball bats or hockey sticks, tools, lighters, matches or other flammable items.

Is there a weight limit for carry-on luggage?

Similar to size restrictions, there are no standards for maximum weight allowances for carry-on luggage. These are defined by each individual airline, with some airlines actually not stating a restriction – just that you must be able to lift the bag into the overhead compartment yourself.

It’s also worth checking whether the airline’s stated weight allowance applies just to your carry-on piece or combined across your carry-on and personal item (if applicable).

What is the difference between a personal item and carry-on?

Many airlines allow passengers to bring a personal item in addition to a carry-on bag. A personal item is usually a smaller bag such as handbag, briefcase or laptop bag that should be able to be stored under the seat in front of you. Some airlines specify size and weight restrictions for personal items, while many leave this undisclosed.

What is hand baggage only?

If you have booked a “hand baggage only” fare (sometimes referred to as a basic fare), this means that you may only bring hand baggage that is within the airline’s restrictions. No hold baggage is included. Depending on your airline, this may include 1 standard piece of carry-on and 1 smaller personal item. Each airline defines their own size and weight restrictions for carry-on so check the table above for more information.

What does TSA allow for carry-on?

TSA allow passengers to pack certain items in their carry-on baggage and prohibits others. Liquids may be brought on board under the 3-1-1 rule: maximum of 3.4 ounces per container up to a total of 1 quart, within a clear, zip top bag, with 1 bag permitted per passenger. Exemptions to this rule are made for infant necessities or required medication. Items such as lighters, blades and baseball bats are not permitted in your carry-on. See more information here.

What is the standard size of a carry-on bag?

There are no universal standards for carry-on baggage with each airline setting their own size and weight restrictions. If you wanted to purchase a bag that would adhere to most of the different airline’s standards then this would be 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm (22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches (including all handles and wheels).

Can I take my phone charger in my carry on?

General chargers for electronic devices can be packed as carry-on or into your checked baggage. If you’re using a portable power bank then most airlines require you to pack this in your carry-on bag due to fire risks from lithium batteries in the hold.

Is a 24 inch suitcase a carry on?

A 24 inch suitcase would be considered carry-on by some airlines, but not all. Some airlines state max linear dimension only so as long as your other two measurements were smaller to allow for the 24 inch length then this would be fine, but generally, a suitcase measuring 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 would be the most widely accepted. This includes American Airlines and United Airlines.

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4 comments

  1. Malden · July 14, 2019 · Reply

    The size limits shown for Alitalia are not correct according to their web site.

    For a personal item, the current limit is 36 cm x 45 cm x 20 cm. In inches, this is 17.1 x 14.2 x 7.9.

    For an overhead bag, your chart shows the correct limit in centimeters. But you say that 25 cm is equivalent to 9 inches. But it’s actually equal to 9.84 inches, so 10 inches would be more accurate for the chart.

    • Catherine Luther · July 15, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Malden,

      Thank you again for your input. Where only 1 unit of measurement has been provided by the airline, to represent another we have rounded down rather than up to reflect sizing that would be compliant with the airlines rules rather than providing a figure that would not.

  2. Jody Diehl · July 15, 2019 · Reply

    Is there anywhere in the US that actually sells the 22x18x10 bag allowed by British Airways? I’m stumped! Thanks.

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