TUI, Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet2 and BA hand luggage rules

The holiday season has well and truly begun. Everyone is excited to fly abroad, but nothing kills your vacation vibes faster than an unexpected bill at the airport.

Lots of people are spending a fortune to add bags, but at the moment, for millions of Britons, money is tight. It makes sense that more and more people choose to travel only with their free hand luggage.

However, each airline has a different policy regarding your baggage size, weight limit, and number of bags allowed. Getting it wrong can be a costly mistake.

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We recently reported on the rules regarding what you can and cannot include in your hand luggage, including liquids. You can read more about it here.

Before leaving for the airport, make sure your bag meets the requirements. So what are the rules?

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You can take one piece of hand luggage per person (excluding infants) weighing up to 10 kg and with a maximum size of 55x40x20cm on a TUI Airways flight. Items such as laptops, handbags and items purchased at the airport must fit in your hand luggage.

You must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. You can take a Trunki suitcase as hand luggage, as long as it does not weigh more than 10 kg.


A small personal bag, with a maximum size of 40cm x 25cm x 20cm, which must be able to fit under the seat in front of you, is included in all types of passenger fares. But if you need more space, you need to buy a bag.

“Priority & 2 Cabin Bags” allows customers to add a 10kg wheeled bag, with a maximum size of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. This must be stored in the upper compartment. However, if you have to pay to add it, it will cost you between £8 and £32.

British Airways:

According to the British Airways website, passengers can take one carry-on bag and one small bag, such as a laptop bag or handbag, with them. Hand luggage must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and small item must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm, both of which can weigh up to 23kg each.

However, your hand luggage must also comply with these rules:

  • Your baggage must fit in the baggage gauge at check-in (including handles, pockets and wheels).
  • The weight limit applies to each bag; it is not possible to distribute the total weight over several bags.
  • You must be able to lift your luggage into the luggage compartment yourself.
  • Your handbag/laptop sized bag is guaranteed to travel in the cabin.
  • On busy flights, you may be asked to check in your extra hand luggage, so make sure you don’t have any valuables or essential medicines packed in this bag.
  • All duty-free baggage or purchases made at the airport are considered hand baggage. Therefore, if you have more than your allowance, your extra baggage will be checked into the hold.
  • If your hand luggage exceeds these allowances, the excess can be checked in the hold at the time of baggage drop-off or at the boarding gate. Be aware that if you exceed your checked baggage allowance, any additional hold baggage will be charged.


All travelers can bring one small piece of hand luggage per person on board free of charge. The bag can have a maximum size of 45cm x 36cm x 20cm and can weigh up to 15kg and must fit under the seat in front of you.

If you also want to take a large piece of hand luggage on board, no larger than. 56cm x 45cm x 25cm including handles or wheels. However, this may incur additional charges, according to their website.


You can take one piece of hand luggage on board free of charge, provided it does not weigh more than 10 kg and does not exceed 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm. If your hand luggage weighs more or is larger than this, it will need to be checked into the hold of the aircraft and you may have to pay an additional fee.

You may also bring a small personal item on board, such as a purse, laptop bag, or airport purchase, as long as it is placed under the seat in front of you.

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