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Airline Bag Allowances


Going on holiday, or you've got a shooting assignment in a far flung country, can often come with it’s own perils.

One of the major issues is the size allowances given by airlines for what they would consider to be a suitable sized bag to go in to the cabin.

This is, of course, assuming that you don't put your camera equipment in the main luggage area.

To make things even more confusing, there is no standard size that all the airlines agree on. The size allowance for Ryanair is different to Easyjet, which is different again to Flybe…

Whilst these allowances are changing every so often, we’ve made this list for the more popular airlines and their luggage dimensions for standard passengers

  • BA: 56 x 45 x 25cm
  • Easyjet: 56 x 45 x 25cm
  • Ryanair: 55 x 40 x 20cm
  • Thomas Cook: 55 x 40 x 20cm
  • Virgin Atlantic: 56 x 36 x 23cm
  • Lufthansa: 55 x 40 x 23cm
  • American Airlines: 56 x 36 x 23cm
  • United Airlines: 56 x 35 x 22cm
  • Delta Airlines: 56 x 35 x 23cm
  • Air France: 55 x 35 x 25cm
  • Emirates: 55 x 38 x 20cm
  • Wizz Air: 42 x 32 x 25cm
  • Eurowings: 55 x 40 x 23cm
  • Flybe: 55 x 40 x 23cm
  • Stobart Air: 49 x 37 x 22cm
  • Aurigny: 48 x 36 x 20cm
  • LoganAir: 49 x 37 x 22cm
  • Monarch: 56 x 40 x 25cm

This is subject to changes.  Please check with your airline before travelling or buying a particular bag.  Our staff will help you with measurements as much as possible.

List correct as of 17th June 2015