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Airline Baggage Allowance. It makes me want to cry

We all know the dreaded baggage allowance limitations but the biggest frustration is that all Airlines have a different luggage allowance size, which seems to change every six months. It goes something like this:

Me: "What do you mean it's 1cm too long? Ryanair said it was fine"

Easyjet: "But we are not Ryanair, sir. That will be a £50 excess charge"

Me: "But my flight only cost £45"

Easyjet: "I am sorry sir, but those are the regulations"

Me: "Hang on. Has anybody got a chainsaw so I can carve 1cm off my backpack!"

So, to assist you good people in not having to make a request for a chainsaw at the airport, I have started to compile everything you need to know about baggage allowance restrictions.


easyjet baggage allowance

Cabin Bags

Easyjet will allow you 1 cabin bag with no weight limit. When you are paying for your flight you can pay extra for Allocated Seating with extra legroom and you will be allowed a small carry on, under seat, hand bag, along with your cabin luggage. I tend to pay for this option. What you pay for this option can vary from £7.99 - £29.99, dependant on the seat that you choose.

Size Restriction Weight Restriction Fees Excess Fees
56 x 45 x 25cm N/A Free £37 - £47
Small Extra Bag
45 x 36 x 20cm N/A £7.99 - £29.99 N/A


Checked Luggage

For your hold luggage, Easyjet will allow each individual to submit up to three bags. A family or friends can pool their luggage up to the maximum weight allowance.

 Size Restriction Weight Restriction Fees Excess Fees
L + W + H = Under 275cm Up to 15kg

£6.99 - £34.99 Per Item

L + W + H = Under 275cm Up to 23kg £9.49 - £37.49 Per Item See Below
L + W + H = Under 275cm From 23kg - 32kg N/A £12 per 3kg


Note: The fees above are Online fees if you are declaring Hold Baggage at the bag drop it will cost £40 per item and £50 per item at the boarding gate.

Now you can see why I try to travel as light as possible. I would need to re-mortgage my house just to take any excessive suitcases or bags. All I need is a small knapsack with one pair of underpants and one pair of socks.

I will be continuing this guide with further Airlines. Watch this space.

All the bags, backpacks and luggage in my store can be taken on-board as a cabin bag and can be purchased here - Travel Luggage and Backpacks along with any Travel Accessories you may need.


Delta Airlines

Delta (DL) allow 1 Carry on Bag and 1 Personal item like a purse, laptop bag, small bag or briefcase. 

  • A jacket, umbrella, diaper bag, duty free items, and assistive devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, strollers, child restraint seats, etc.) do not count towards your carry-on allowance.

Cabin Bags

 Size Restriction Weight Restriction Fees Excess Fees
56 x 36 x 23cm N/A Free N/A
Small Extra Bag
Fit under the seat in front N/A




Checked Luggage

The cost of checked baggage is determined by the type of fare you have purchased, your destination, if you are an active U S military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Delta Airlines' (DL) frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Delta Airlines (DL) sponsored credit/charge card.

Up to two bags can be checked. The fees below are common fees. Information for more detailed fee information relating to geographic location can be found at Delta Airlines

 Size Restriction Weight Restriction Fees Excess Fees
L + W + H = Under 157cm 23kg - 1st Bag $30 each way 24 - 32kg $100 per bag
L + W + H = Under 157cm 23kg - 2nd Bag $40 each way 33 - 46kg $200 per bag

Bags exceeding 100 pounds or 46 kilograms will not be accepted as checked baggage / hold luggage.

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