Carry-On & Weight Baggage Limit Chart For 68 World Airlines

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28/06/2009 – Carry-On & Weight Baggage Limit Chart For 68 World Airlines

Cabin baggage, carry on baggage, the bag you stuff under your seat, whatever you call it, it is an important topic for all airline travellers. Airlines do not adhere to a single unified standard of size, weight, linear dimension. The constant variations in allowable carry-on baggage is even more frustrating when changing airlines, and within airline alliances that do not have a unified carry-on size. One airline (JetBue) even has two different carry-on size limits for the two different types of aircraft they fly!

I have previously written about carry-on bag size limits, templates, how to get two bags on as one (for photographers) and decided to update this information with the current known carry on size and weight limits for major airlines.

While I am sure there are airlines I’ve missed, I have done my best to track down the most accurate information over the past 10 days.

As you pack for your flight keep in mind that while most airlines state that the ‘standard allowable carry on bag is 45-linear inches’ the hard research of contacting airlines directly reveals many in North America and Europe that allow bags well over 45-linear inches. The most common size limit for ‘personal items’ is 36 linear inches, however the vast majority of airlines do not define the actual size of a personal item.

It is also important to enquire with your airline if a personal item is allowed. There are quite a few airlines that only allow a single carry-on bag, and DO NOT allow for a personal item, such as a briefcase, laptop sleeve or purse. You must find this information out.

Not all airlines enforce weight restrictions, I can think of many that do not, however many are very strict about their weight restrictions. If you pack overweight be prepared for the consequences.

If you are flying on multiple airlines, make sure your carry on bag meets the requirements of the smallest bags restriction.

So…below are the carry on and weight size limits for 68 airlines around the world. The airlines are split up by region and arrange alphabetically.

–North & South American Carriers–
AeroMexico – Size 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
Air Canada – Size: 21.5″x15.5″x9″ (46 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
AirTran – Size: 55-linear inches of any reasonable dimensions – Weight: none
Alaska – Size: 24″x17″x10″ (51 linear inches) – Weight: none
Allegiant Air – Size 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: none
American – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 40lbs
Continental – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 40lbs
Delta – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 40lbs
Hawaiian – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 25lbs
JetBlue – Size: 26″x18″x12″ (for Airbus) & 24″x16″x10″ (for Embraer)
LAN – Size: 22×14 x10 (46 linear inches) — Weight: 18lbs
Mexicana – Size: 20″ x15″x9″ (44 linear inches) – Weight: 51lbs
Porter – Size: 22″x16″x10″ (48 linear inches) – Weight: 20lbs
Southwest – 24″ x16″x10″ (50 linear inches) – Weight: none
TACA – Size: 22×14×9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
TAM – Size: 21.65″x15.75″x7.85″ (45.25 linear inches) — Weight: 11lbs
United – Size 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: none
US Airways – Size 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 40lbs
Virgin America – Size:24″x16″x10″ (50 linear inches) – Weight: 16lbs
WestJet – Size: 21.5″x15.5″x9″ (46 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs

–European Carriers–
Aer Lingus – Size: 22″x18″x10″ (50 linear inches) – Weight: 13lbs
Air France – Size: 21.5×13.5″x10″ (46 linear inches) – Weight: 26lbs
Alitalia – Size: 18″x14″x10″ (42 linear inches) – Weight: 11lbs
British Midland/BMI – Size: 22″x18″x10″ (50 linear inches) – Weight: none
British Airways – Size: 22″x16″x8″ (46 linear inches) – Weight 26lbs
EasyJet – Size: 22″x16″x8″ (46 linear inches) – Weight: none
Finnair – Size: 22″x18″x10″ (50 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
Iberia – Size: 18″x14″x10″ (42 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
KLM – Size: 21.5×13.5″x10″ (46 linear inches) – Weight 26lbs
Lufthansa – Size: 22″x16″x8″ (46 linear inches) – Weight: 18lbs
OpenSkies – Size: 18″x12″x10″ (40 linear inches) – Weight: 51lbs
Ryanair – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
SAS – Size: 22″x18″x9″ (49 linear inches) – Weight: 17.5lbs
SWISS – Size: 22″x16″x8″ (46 linear inches) – Weight: 18lbs
Virgin Atlantic – Size: 22×14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 13lbs

–Africa/Middle East/India–
Air India – Size: 22″x16″x8″ (46 linear inches) – Weight: 18lbs
El Al – Size: 22″x18″x10″ (50 linear inches) – Weight: 17lbs
Emirates – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Etihad – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Gulf Air- Size: 17″x15″12″ (44 linear inches) – Weight 19.75lbs
IndoGo – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 18lbs
Jet Airways – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Kenya Airways – Size: 20″ x15″x9″ (44 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
Kingfisher – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Middle East Airlines/MEA – Size: 22″x18″x10″ (50 linear inches) – Weight: 17.5lbs
Qatar – Size: 19.68″x14.56″x9.84″ (44.08 linear inches) – Weight: 33lbs
Royal Jordanian – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
South African Airways – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 18lbs
SpiceJet – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs

–Asia/Pacific–
Air New Zealand – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Air Tahiti Nui – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
All Nippon/ANA – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
Asiana – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
Cathay Pacific – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
China Airlines – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Eva Air – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
Hainan Airlines – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
Japan Airlines/JAL – Size: 22″x16″x10″ (48 linear inches) – Weight 22lbs
JetStar – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 22lbs
Korean Air – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 25lbs
Malaysia Airlines – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 11lbs
Philippine Airlines – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Qantas – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Singapore/SIA – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Thai – Size: 22″x15″x8″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
V Australia – Size: 22″x14″x9″ (45 linear inches) – Weight: 15lbs
Virgin Blue – 19″x13″x9″ (41 linear inches) – Weight 15lbs

Happy Flying!

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  1. It will be more helpful if this information is updated as airlines have notified passengers of baggage rules dated December 18, 2012.

  2. Nasim

    As I compile this data by hand and I last updated it with a post covering 100+ airlines, it is hard for me to update it when airlines made adjustment

    Happy Flying!

    -Fish

  3. This is an incredibly handy list and really helped me when I was shopping for carry on luggage. I was just wondering if you could update it as I’m sure some of these restrictions have changed after 5 years. Thanks! 🙂

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