What the rules for carry-on luggage are

Maximum dimensions

One should check whether their own trolley complies with the prescribed by the airlines on the plane maximum dimensions. The IATA (International Air Traffic Association) recommends for the hand baggage during flight check-in a size of 56 cm × 45 cm × 25 cm. However, as not all companies hold it and accept only small pieces of hand luggage, therefore offers itself as a passenger a measure of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm to. This hand luggage always fit at the airport. Carry-on dimensions and weight.

Maximum weight

The weight for hand baggage is limited by most companies on board. It varriert of maximum 6 to 12 kilograms. we learn the exact weight is always on the website of the airline or in this article.


For flights originating within the EU, different rules for liquids must be met by the passenger. So any liquid container may only a maximum of 100 ml grasp. Furthermore, the overall allowance are carried only a maximum of 1 liter. In addition, all liquid containers must be packed in a transparent and resealable bag. Per person a bag is permitted. What is allowed in the hand baggage and what is not?


Goods purchased at a duty free shop at the airport or on board an aircraft operated by an airline, may be taken through security by the passenger with when they are in a transparent, sealed by the sales staff bag. A readable external document with date of sale and point of sale must be included. The bag must be closed and sealed until the end of the last leg.

Dimensions for hand baggage

An association of airlines, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), recommended for hand luggage dimensions a maximum size a sum of length, width and height of 115 cm.
Alternatively proposes IATA before a maximum size of 56 cm × 45 cm × 25 cm.
At this specific hand luggage dimensions, however, holds virtually no airline.
With a maximum size of 55 cm × 40 cm × 20 cm hand luggage for fits virtually all airlines.
Wheels and handles are included in the hand luggage dimensions.
The maximum weight is depending on the airline of between 5 and 12 kg.

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