Email from Gate 8 – new rules for carry on luggage

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    Airline group scraps plan to reduce size of carry-on luggage after backlash. Anger over plans to downsize cabin luggage has led to a U-turn by the global airline association. The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) said that it was cancelling its proposal after “significant concerns” were raised across the Airline industry.

    Read the full IATA Press Release here

    GATE8 have compiled the summary table below for your upto date Airlines cabin baggage allowance

    Date last updated June 2015

    Airline Maximum bag dimensions Weight allowance
    Iberia 56 x 45 x 25 Unlimited
    British Airways ” 23 kg
    Jet 2 ” 10 kg
    Monarch ” 10 kg
    Flybe 55 x 40 x 23 10 kg
    Norwegian ” 10 kg
    Lufthansa ” 8 kg
    Scandinavian (SAS) ” 8 kg
    Air France 55 x 35 x 25 12 kg
    KLM ” 12 kg
    Virgin Atlantic 56 x 36 x 23 10kg
    Ryanair 55 x 40 x 20 10 kg
    Air Berlin ” 8 kg (10kg with laptop)
    German Wings ” 8 kg
    Thomas Cook ” 5 kg
    Thomson ” 5 kg
    Easyjet 56 x 45 x 25 Unlimited


    Problem is not that much size, but weight and numbers of packages allowed – vastly different weights with different carriers though the size of the “main bag” does not differ that much. Unfortunately vast numbers of collected parcels from duty free and lax policing of other ‘extra’ carry ons by airline staff make the current system a disaster.

    As someone who can fit two months travel into a standard carry on (other than winter ski trips) sized at 55x40x20cm, my only problem is weight – try taking decent camera equipment with 400mm tele lens in a 5kg carry -on!


    I’ve only been questioned on weight at MXP where the limit is 8kgs. Item out, reweigh then put back in out of sight. Ridiculous really and why weight limit should be increased to 10kgs.

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