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 [Y/N]More Information
AeroMexicoMain Cabin56 x 36 x 23 cm / 22 x 14 x 9 in10 kg / 22 lbsYPersonal item 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 inUndisclosedYPersonal item max 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 in5 kg / 11 lbsNn/a
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 in10 kg / 22 lbsYPersonal item 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 in12 kg / 26 lbsYPersonal item 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 IndiaAll55 x 35 x 25 cm / 10 x 14 x 10 in for Boeing & Airbus aircraft

40 x 30 x 15 cm / 16 x 12 x 6 in for ATR aircraft

8 kg / 18lbs for Boeing & Airbus aircraft

5 kg / 11 lbs for ATR aircraft

Yn/a
Aer LingusAll55 x 40 x 24 cm / 21.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 in10 kg / 22 lbYPersonal item 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 in15 kg / 22 lbYPersonal item max size
80 cm / 31.5 in linear
Personal item weight 5 kg / 11 lbs
Business Class15 kg / 33 lbs
Air New ZealandEconomy x 1 bag118 cm / 46.5 in linear7 kg / 15 lbsYn/a
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 inUndisclosedYn/a
AlitaliaAll55 x 35 x 25 / 22 x 14  x 9 in8 kg / 18 lbsYPersonal item max size
38 x 41 x 18 cm /
15 x 16 x 7 in
Allegiant AirAll55 x 35 x 25 / 22 x 14  x 9 inUndisclosedYn/a
American AirlinesAll56 x 36 x 23 cm / 22 x 14 x 9 inUndisclosedYPersonal item max 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 in10 kg / 22 lbsYn/a
Asiana AirlinesEconomy x 1 bag55 x 40 x 20 cm / 22 x 16 x 8 in10 kg / 22 lbsYn/a
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 in8 kg / 18 lbsYPersonal item 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 linear10 kg / 22 lbsYn/a
British AirwaysAll56 x 45 x 25 cm / 22 x 18 x 10 in23 kg / 51 lbsYPersonal item max size
40 x 30 x 15 cm /
16 x 12 x 6 in
Personal item max weight 23 kg / 51 lbs
Brussels AirlinesAll55 x 40 x 23 cm / 22 x 16 x 9 in12 kg / 26 lbsYPersonal item max
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 in7 / 15 lbsYPersonal item max size
15 x 30.5 x 41 / 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 in10 kg / 22 lbsNn/a
First Class x 2 bags
China Southern AirlinesEconomy / Premium Economy / Business Class x 1 bag115 cm / 45 in linear5 kg / 11 lbsYn/a
First Class x 2 bags5 kg / 11 lbs each
Delta Air LinesAll56 x 35.5 x 23 cm / 22 x 14 x 9 inUndisclosedYn/a
EasyJet AirlineAll56 x 45 x 25 cm / 22 x 18 x 10 inUndisclosedNPersonal item included only 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 in8 kg / 18 lbsYn/a
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 in7 kg / 15 lbsNPersonal item only permitted for Business / First Class passengers. Size restrictions apply.
Etihad AirwaysEconomy40 x 50 x 25 cm / 16 x 20 x 10 in7kg / 15 lbsYn/a
Business / First Class12 kg / 26.5 lbs total
EurowingsEconomy x 1 bag55 x 40 x 23 cm / 31 x 16 x 9 in8 kg / 18 lbsYPersonal item max size
40 x 30 x 10 cm / 16 x 12 x 6 in
BIZclass x 2 bags
EVA Air

 

Economy / Premium Economy x 1 bag23 x 36 x 56 cm / 9 x 14 x 22 in7 kg / 15 lbsYPersonal item 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 in7 kg / 15 lbsYPersonal item 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 in8 kg / 18 lbsYPersonal item 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 in16 kg / 35 lbsYPersonal item 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 in7 kg / 15 lbsYn/a
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 in5 kg / 11 lbsYn/a
Business Class / First Class x 2 bags5 kg / 11 lbs  each
Hawaiian AirlinesAll56 x 35.5 x 23 cm / 22 x 14 x 9 in11 kg / 25 lbsYn/a
IberiaAll classes 1 bag excl. Business Plus Long Haul x 2 bags56 x 45 x 25 cm / 22 x 18 x 10 inUndisclosedYn/a
IcelandairAll55 x 40 x 20 cm / 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 in10 kg / 22 lbsYPersonal item 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 in10 kg / 22 lbsYn/a
JetBlue AirwaysAll56 x 35.5 x 23 cm / 22 x 14 x 9 inUndisclosedYn/a
Korean Air LinesEconomy x 1 bagUndisclosed12 kg / 25 lbsYn/a
First / Prestige x 2 bags18 kg / 40 lbs
Kuwait Airways

 

Economy Class x 1 bag56 x 46 x 25 cm / 22 x 18 x 10 in7 kg / 15 lbsYPersonal item 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 in8 kg / 18 lbsYn/a
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 in10 kg / 22 lbsYPersonal item max size 25 x 33 x 20 cm / 10 x 15 x 8 in
All15 kg / 33 lbs
Philippine AirlinesAll115 cm / 45 in linear7 kg / 15 lbsY2 personal items are permitted
Qantas Airways

 

Economy x 1 bag + 1 non-rigid garment bag56 x 36 x 23 cm / 22 x 16 x 9 in (carry-on)

60 x 11 x 114 cm / 24 x 4 x 45 cm (garment bag)

7 kg / 15 lbsYn/a
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
or 2 x carry-on
48 x 34 x 23 cm / 19 x 13 x 9 in60 x 11 x 114 cm / 24 x 4 x 45 cm (garment bag)
7 kg / 15 lbs per carry-on bag
RyanAirAll55 x 40 x 20 cm / 22 x 16 x 8 in10 kg / 22 lbsYPersonal item 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 bag

 

55 x 40 x 23 cm / 22 x 15 x 9 in8 kg / 18 lbsYPersonal item 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 linear7 kg / 15 lbsYPersonal item 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 inUndisclosedYPersonal item max size 34 x 21.5 x 47 cm / 13.5 x 8.5 x 18.5 in
Spirit AirlinesAll56 x 46 x 25 / 22 x 18 x 10 inUndisclosedY for Bare Fare passengersPersonal item 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 in8 kg / 18 lbsYPersonal item 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 in8 kg / 18 lbsYPersonal item max size
40 x 30 x 15 cm / 16 x 12 x 5 in
Personal item max
2 kg / 4 lbs
Executive Class x 2 bags
Thai AirwaysAll56 x 45 x 25 cm / 22 x 18 x 10 in7 kg / 15 lbsYPersonal item max size
37.5 x 25 x 12.5 cm /
15 x 10 x 5 in
Personal item max weight 1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs
Thomas Cook AirlinesEconomy55 x 40 x 20 cm / 22 x 16 x 9 in6 kg / 13 lbsYn/a
Premium Class10 kg / 22 lbs
Turkish AirlinesEconomy x 1 bag55  x 40 x 23 cm / 22 x 16 x 9 in8 kg / 18 lbsYn/a
Business x 2 bags
United AirlinesAll56 x 35.5 x 23 cm / 22 x 14 x 9 inUndisclosedYn/a
Virgin Atlantic

 

 

Economy / Premium Economy x 1 bag23 x 36 x 56 cm / 9 x 14 x 22 in10 kg / 22 lbsYn/a
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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FAQs for Carry-on Luggage

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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