It’s that time of year again, we've got the January blues. The days are getting colder, it's darker, wetter and the weather's even less predictable than normal. Many people will be dreaming of a getaway or a short break to escape the dismal weather. Booking a quick, short-haul city break is a perfect way to put the winter woes behind you, but it’s important you know exactly what you can bring within your hand luggage allowance. After all, going on holiday is a perfect way to de-stress, and who wants the stress of having to pay extra fees just to take their hand luggage on board?
We’ve compiled a handy guide, running you through the baggage restrictions of 5 major airlines, so you can be sure your hand luggage fits size allowances, whoever you’re flying with.
EASYJET: Passengers flying with EasyJet can take one small cabin bag per person on board for free. The bag must be no bigger than 45 x 46 x 20cm, including handles and wheels, and must be able to fit under the seat
of the person in front of you. The bag and its contents must weigh less than 15kg, and you must be able to carry it yourself. If you need more room to pack your travel essentials, you can upgrade and bring a large cabin bag (56 x
45 x 25cm), in addition to your small cabin bag. If you’re an EasyJet Plus cardholder, or your ticket was booked under the FLEXI fare, you are entitled to bring both a large and a small cabin bag on board. The maximum number of cabin bags you can take on an EasyJet flight is two: one small cabin bag for every passenger, and an additional large cabin bag for passengers whose tickets or memberships allow. Shop our range of Easyjet hand luggage bags.
RYAN AIR: Ryanair passengers without priority boarding tickets are permitted to take one small bag onto their flight, measuring no more than 40 x 20 x 25cm. Priority boarding passengers can take a bag of this size, plus one larger cabin bag (55 x 40 x 20cm), with a maximum weight allowance of 10kg. Priority boarding allows passengers to take two cabin bags onto the flight, and costs between £5 and £20 more than the non-priority ticket price when booking online.
While non-priority Ryanair passengers are only permitted one small, under seat bag, they can pay an extra fee to bring a 10kg suitcase and to have this on the flight as checked baggage, which must be checked in at the airline’s baggage drop desk before the passenger goes through security. Paying for the checked baggage costs around £25 when booking online, but can cost more if purchased at the airport. Browse our collection of Ryanair hand luggage bags.
BRITISH AIRWAYS: All customers flying with British Airways are permitted to carry one piece of hand luggage onto the plane, as well as one small baggage item such as a handbag or laptop bag. The small item must be no larger than 40 x 30 x 15cm, and must weigh less than 23kg. The larger cabin bag must be no larger than 56 x 45 x 25cm, and, like the small item, cannot exceed a weight of 23kg. If your hand luggage exceeds the size or weight restrictions, it will be taken as checked baggage, and will take up your checked baggage allowance. Should your luggage exceed your checked baggage allowance, you will need to pay excess baggage fees. Check out our British Airways hand luggage bag collection.
JET2: Like British Airways, Jet2 allows passengers to take one cabin bag and one small personal item, such as a handbag, laptop, or airport/duty free purchase. Your carry-on bag is included free of charge in your ticket, so long as its size does not exceed 56 x 45 x 25cm, and so long as its weight is under 10kg.
WIZZ AIR: Passengers flying with Wizz Air are entitled to take one carry-on bag onto a flight, free of charge. The bag must measure no more than 40 x 30 x 20cm, and must be able to fit under the seat in front of you. The bag must also not exceed a weight of 10kg. A larger carry-on bag, or ‘trolley bag’, can be taken onto the flight if the passenger has purchased Wizz priority boarding. This larger bag, like the carry-on bag, must not weigh more than 10kg. It must be no larger than 55 x 40 x 23cm, and must also be able to fit into the overhead compartment.
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City breaks and quick getaways are an exciting, lowkey way to get an escape from day-to-day life, and the last thing you want is to be caught out with hand luggage that doesn’t fit your airline’s baggage restrictions. At Rock, we’ve organised our small hand luggage bags by airline size allowances, so you can shop for a stylish, high-quality cabin bag with peace of mind, knowing your bag is purpose-built to fit airline size restrictions. We also have a stunning collection of large suitcases for your long-haul vacations, and vintage style suitcases for maximum style points. Rock has the perfect luggage for you, helping you get lost, and be seen. Browse our most recent release, the Tulum collection, for a range of energised pastel suitcases.