A carry-on luggage guide? We've got it in the bag.

02 Dec 2013

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Like most travellers, do you find yourself confused about carry-on luggage sizes? With so many airlines having different requirements, it’s hard to know what size luggage you’re allowed to take on board.

To make things a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of all the major airlines and their carry on and check in baggage allowance, including size and weight.

We’ve looked at International flights based on economy class travel. All maximum sizes include handles, pockets & wheels in measurements. Figures are valid from November 2013.

Here is your guide to luggage size for some of the major airlines:

Airline

Carry-on luggage - Max Dimensions

(cm)

Carry-on luggage - Max Weight

(kg)

Check in luggage - Max Linear Dimensions

(L + W + D cm)

Check in luggage - Max Weight

(kg)

Air Canada

55 x 40 x 23

10

158

23

Air France

55 x 35 x 25

12

158

23

Air New Zealand

55 x 40 x 23

7

158

23

American Airlines

56  x 36 x 23

N/A

157

23

British Airways

56 x 45 x 25

23

208

23

Cathay Pacific

56 x 23 x 36

7

203

20

China Airlines

56 x 36 x 23

7

158

20

Czech Airlines

55  x 45 x 25

12

158

23

Delta Airlines

56 x 35 x 23

N/A

157

23

Japan Airlines

55 x 40 x 25

10

203

23

Jet Star

56 x 36 x 23

7

158

32

KLM Airlines

55 x 25 x 35

12

158

23

Korean Air

55 x 40 x 20

12

158

23

Lufthansa Air

55 x 40 x 23

8

158

23

Malaysia Airlines

56 x 36 x 23

7

158

30

Philippine Airlines

56 x 36 x 23

7

158

23

Qantas

56 x 36 x 23

7

158

23

Singapore Airlines

55 x 40 x 20

7

158

20

Thai Airways

56 x 45 x 25

7

158

20

Tiger Air

54 x 38 x 23

10

158

23

United Airlines

56 x 35 x 23

7

158

23

Vietnam Airlines

56 x 36 x 23

7

158

23

Virgin

55 x 40 x 20

7

158

23

This information is a guide only; we always recommend that you consult the airline you are flying with to confirm your baggage allowance and any excess baggage prices.

Samsonite Australia offers a wide range of suitcase sizes to meet all airline regulations. If you choose to check in your luggage or carry your bag on board the aircraft, then they have a bag for you.

Coby Sullivan

For more information please phone 1800 017 849.