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What Cabin Max Do You Get in European Airlines

Intro: I arrived at the airport, got to the security check, to betold the case is too "fat" to be contained inside. I had no choice but to pay extra fees for my overload item.

The second time. I didn't want to pay once again. I successfully stuffed my case into the

overhead compartment. Eh! I should have put more stuff into the bag.

All right. Is there any so-called cabin max version suitcase? I urgently need it.



What do you know about luggage size?

How to measure luggage

Cabin Size Restrictions for 10 Popular European Airlines



What do you know about luggage size?

Before starting to make the cabin max suitcase, we need to know the categories of luggage.

The cabin luggage on the left is what we will bring on the plane, either stored under the seat or in the overhead compartment.

The personal item is generally identified as:

  • Backpacks

  • Handbags/purses

  • Tote bags

  • Laptop bag

While the carry-on luggage is our regular-size luggage. The biggest difference lies in that the personal item is placed under the seat, and the carry-ons are stored in the overhead compartment.


How to measure luggage

17 inches, 21inches, 22 inches, how does the airport count the statistics?

There are 2 types of restriction standards: weight and dimension. It's easy to understand that the cheaper the flight, the stricter the restrictions will be.

  • Dimension

The first one is dimensions – height (top to bottom), width (side to side), and depth (front to back).

Airlines usually offer measuring boxes inside airports, where you can put in your bags to check if they fit.

The second measurement is linear inches. Linear inches just means the total sum of height, width, and depth, and it’s mainly used for checked luggage.

To be cautious, the sum up should be less than 62 linear inches

  • Weight

As for the weight requirements, I strongly recommend the luggage scale.

The luggage scale is an indispensable accessory, without stock pressure, and can be sold both as a single one or a combination.


Cabin Size Restrictions for 10 Popular European Airlines

  • Easyjet cabin max size luggage

Easyjet, I'm sure you are familiar with, is Europe’s biggest and the world’s ninth-biggest airline by 323 fleet size.

One of the reasons why it's so popular is those low-cost flights. The cheap ticket price decides stricter luggage restrictions for passengers. Cabin-size luggage is a matter of urgency and practice.

Easyjet states: "It can be a maximum size of 45 x 36 x 20 cm (including any handles or wheels) and needs to fit under the seat in front of you".

To be noticed, customers who have booked an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat or paid to add a large cabin bag to their booking can also bring an additional cabin bag on board.

The maximum size is 56 x 45 x 25 cm (including any handles or wheels)

  • Ryanair max-size cabin bag

Different from Easyjet, Ryanair allows one piece of handbag onboard, either a travel bag or backpack. The cabin size is restricted to 40*25*20 cm.

If you need an extra cabin suitcase, the restricted size is 55*40*20 cm. And there will be additional fees. Detailed allowance can be found here.

  • 10 popular European Airlines Cabin Luggage Restriction

From the two airline restrictions above, we can conclude that the requirements in different airlines can be quite complicated and confusing.

The reasons are complex. No matter structure of planes or ticket prices can have impacts on the hand luggage we bring onboard.

The airport's restrictions are dynamic all the time. It's tiring for passengers to collect the information and update them continuously.

Here I summarize the 10 popular airways in Europe for your information.



Carry-on luggage is important in developing a new item. It decides the amount of material, accessories, and luggage design.

No matter try developing a specific item for one airline or a general item for multiple airlines, the size of the case always means a lot.

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