Hand luggage in the airplane: what, how and how much can be transported in 2018

In the fall of 2017, the orderOrder of the Ministry of Transport of Russia of 05.10.2017 № 409. The Ministry of Transport of Russia changed some rules of air transportation.

Under the new rules, the backpack is no longer considered a hand luggage.

Now, along with hand luggage, you can also take a backpack with things to the salon. This is a great opportunity to try traveling light.

Why fly light was even steeper

First, you save on air tickets. Previously, the possibility of carrying baggage was necessarily included in the ticket price. Under the new law, air carriers can offer fares without baggage, which means cheaper flights.

Secondly, do not hang around in the baggage claim area, you can immediately go about your business. By the way, pay extra for taxi drivers for luggage, too, will not have to.

Thirdly, things will not fly by mistake to another country, and the bag will not be “checked” by unclean airport employees.

Try not to carry things with you “just in case.” After all, most of them will not be useful for you on a journey.

Free of charge: 5 kg + backpack

In any Russian airline you can take on board up to 5 kg of things for freeOrder of the Ministry of Transport of Russia of 05.10.2017 № 409. . There are carriers who are allowed to take up to 15 kg.

the size of hand luggage in the airplane: what you can take for free

Previously, passengers could take with them over and above only a ladies’ bag or briefcase with things, and now this list also included a backpack. If its dimensions and weight correspond to the rules of the carrier, you can take a lot of things with you for free.

Before traveling, be sure to weigh your bag and check its dimensions with a centimeter tape.

What should be the size of hand luggage

The average size of hand luggage is 55 × 40 × 20 cm or 115 cm in the sum of three measurements.

In order not to pay extra for hand luggage, choose soft bags or a backpack with straps-tighteners, which reduce the size of the already packed bag.

Now on sale there are even special bags and backpacks for hand luggage. They are very light and fit the dimensions of the frame at the airport.

the size of hand luggage in the airplane: bags
Handbag bag with AliExpress

If your carry-on baggage looks bulky, at the airport it must be weighed and checked the dimensions in a special frame. This is such a plastic container or two walls, in which your suitcase should fit. At the same time, everything should be included, including pens and wheels.

the size of the hand luggage in the airplane: the frame
Frame for checking hand luggage size / consumerreports.org

Some carriers (specify on the airline’s website) allow you to carry as one place hand luggage:

  • musical instrument with dimensions in the sum of three dimensions not more than 135 cm (in some cases additional coordination is required);
  • A tennis racket or a squash game packed in a pouch;
  • set for playing badminton, consisting of two simple rackets and three feather flounces, packed in one pouch.

You can take a guitar in the case and a small backpack with a changeable T-shirt and smartphone. But for additional hand luggage in this case will have to pay.

All that you buy in Duty Free (if it corresponds to the dimensions), you can also take with you to the cabin of the aircraft for free. But keep in mind that the goods must be packed in a sealed plastic bag.

The sizes of a hand luggage for the Russian airlines

the size of hand luggage in an airplane: Russian airlines

the size of hand luggage in an airplane: Russian airlines

The sizes of a hand luggage for foreign airlines

the size of hand luggage in an airplane: foreign airlines

the size of hand luggage in an airplane: foreign airlines

Dimensions of hand luggage for loukosterov

the size of the hand luggage in the plane: the low-costers

the size of the hand luggage in the plane: the low-costers

the size of the hand luggage in the plane: the low-costers

What can I bring in hand luggage

Water and liquids

Water and any liquid products – juice, yogurt, jam, honey, jam, butter, soft cheese – should be packed in plastic bottles up to 100 ml and a bag on the buckle.

A set of plastic bottles with different volumes up to 100 ml can be easily found on AliExpress. They are sold individually or in sets of 10-50 bottles, there are options with a dispenser or without.

the size of the hand luggage in the airplane: bottles
Transparent 100 ml bottles with AliExpress

You can take only 10 such bottles with you. It does not matter what will be in them: jam, water, cough syrup or shampoo.

Food

In hand luggage you can transport cookies, nuts, dried fruits, apples, bananas, bread, sweets, hard cheese, sausage, sandwiches and muesli bars.

Medications

All medicines must be in the original packaging. If the drugs are sold only on prescription, just in case grab it with you. In addition, it will not be superfluous to check whether your medicines are allowed in the country to which you are flying. If not, find the permitted analogs.

Liquid medicines – ointments, gels, syrups and aerosols – are subject to liquid transport restrictions. If the volume of the medicine package exceeds 100 ml, on the inspection, inform the airport staff and provide a prescription or an extract from the medical history that proves that the medicine is necessary for you.

Gadgets

In the cabin of the aircraft you can take with you any small in size gadgets: smart phones, tablets, laptops, smart watches, cameras and portable batteries for charging. The main thing is that the specific power of lithium-ion batteries in them should not exceed 100-160 W / h. If you carry photo and video equipment with capacious batteries, it is better to specify in advance the authorized capacity in the selected airline.

Batteries must be inside the machine. Separately, it is possible to transport up to two lithium-ion batteries of not more than 100 Wh / h each.

What can not be taken in hand luggage

To the airport did not have to get rid of your favorite things, know that in hand luggage is prohibited to carry:

  • manicure set (nippers, nail file, tweezers, scissors with blades longer than 6 cm);
  • a razor with two-sided blades, a dangerous razor;
  • lithium-ion batteries with a specific power of more than 100 W / h;
  • mercury thermometer;
  • any flammable items, including gas cans for self-defense, liquids for refueling lighters and gasoline lighters, all kinds of fireworks and firecrackers;
  • alcohol is not from Duty Free;
  • corkscrew;
  • a penknife or clerical knife;
  • souvenir swords, daggers, swords and other imitations of cold or firearms;
  • Bow and arrows;
  • multi-blade with blades;
  • blender;
  • ax, saw, hunting knife, drill with drills.

Weight and dimensions of hand luggage almost all Russian and foreign companies

Bonus for the most attentive. Below we provide detailed rules for carrying hand luggage in 26 Russian and 37 foreign airlines, taking into account classes, flights and availability of special cards. All airline names are sorted alphabetically.

Russian Airlines

Airline Hand luggage weight Dimensions of hand luggage, cm
Azur Air 1 place up to 5 kg 55 × 40 × 20
Pegas Fly Economy – 1 place up to 5 kg
Business – 2 places up to 5 kg each
55 × 40 × 20
Royal Flight 1 place up to 5 kg 55 × 40 × 20
S7 Airlines Economy – 1 place up to 10 kg
Business – 2 seats with a total weight of up to 15 kg
55 × 40 × 20
UVT Aero 1 place up to 5 kg 15 × 35 × 45
“Aurora” Economy – 1 place up to 10 kg
Business – 1 place up to 15 kg
55 × 40 × 25 – for PJSC “Aeroflot” (SU) flights to the A-319 and Bombardier DHC-8 aircraft;
35 × 25 × 15 – on own flights of the “Aurora” (HZ) on the aircraft Bombardier DHC-8.
“Ai Fly” 1 place up to 5 kg 55 × 40 × 20
“Azimuth” 1 place up to 10 kg 55 × 40 × 20
Alrosa Non-refundable, special, standard – 1 place not more than 10 kg
Business-light, business – 1 or 2 places not more than 15 kg
55 × 40 × 20
Aeroflot Economy and comfort – 1 place not more than 10 kg
Business – 1 place is not more than 15 kg
55 × 40 × 25
VIM-Avia 1 place up to 10 kg 55 × 40 × 20
Gazprom Avia 1 place up to 5 kg 45 × 35 × 15
IrAero Economy – 1 place up to 5 kg
Premium, business (C), business (D) – 1 place up to 10 kg
55 × 40 × 20
Komiaviatrans 1 place up to 8 kg 35 × 22 × 25
«Nordavia» 1 place up to 10 kg 55 × 40 × 20
Nordstar 1 place up to 10 kg 55 × 40 × 20
“Victory” There are no restrictions on weight, the only requirement is to fit in with the company logo 36 × 30 × 27
“Russia” On SU 6000-6999 flights:
Economy, comfort – 1 place up to 10 kg
Business – 1 place up to 15 kg
On flights FV5501-5900:
Economy – 1 place up to 5 kg
Business – 1 place up to 10 kg
55 × 40 × 20
Saratov Airlines 1 place up to 5 kg 45 × 35 × 15
Severstal 1 place up to 5 kg 55 × 40 × 20
Redwings Basic, standard – 1 place up to 5 kg
Light – 1 place up to 10 kg
55 × 40 × 20
“Rusline” 1 place up to 5 kg 55 × 40 × 20
“Ural Airlines” Promo, economy, premium economy – 1 place up to 5 kg
Business, premium business – 2 seats with a total weight of 15 kg
55 × 40 × 20
UTair Economy – 1 place up to 10 kg
Business – 2 seats up to 10 kg per each
55 × 40 × 20
“Yamal” 1 place up to 5 kg 55 × 40 × 20
“Yakutia” 1 place up to 10 kg 55 × 40 × 20

Foreign Airlines

Airline Hand luggage weight Dimensions of hand luggage, cm
Aegean Airlines Economy – 1 place up to 8 kg
Business – 2 places: 8 and 5 kg
Economy – 56 × 45 × 25
Business – 56 × 45 × 25 (8 kg), 45 × 35 × 20 (5 kg)
AirAsia 2 bags with a total weight of 7 kg 56 × 36 × 23 and 40 × 30 × 10
AirBaltic Basic, premium – 1 place + 1 accessory with a total weight of 8 kg
Business ticket or PINS VIP card – 2 seats + 1 accessory with a total weight of 8 kg
1 place – 55 × 40 × 20
1 accessory – 30 × 40 × 10
Air France Economy – up to 12 kg
Business – up to 18 kg
55 × 35 × 25
Air Serbia Economy – 1 place up to 8 kg
Business – 2 places of 8 kg each
55 × 40 × 20
Alitalia 1 place up to 8 kg 55 × 35 × 25
Azal Economy – 1 place up to 10 kg
Business, comfort, VIP – 2 places up to 10 kg each
55 × 40 × 23
Belavia Economy – 1 place up to 8 kg
Business – 1 place up to 12 kg
55 × 40 × 20
British Airways Flights to Brazil: 1 ladies’ bag or laptop bag up to 23 kg + 1 place of carry-on baggage up to 23 kgOther flights: 1 accessory up to 23 kg + 1 hand baggage up to 23 kg Flights to Brazil: 1 accessory 45 × 36 × 20 + 1 place 56 × 45 × 25
Other flights: 1 accessory 40 × 30 × 15 + 1 place 56 × 45 × 25
Brussels Airlines 1 seat + 1 accessory with a total weight of up to 12 kg 1 place 55 × 40 × 23
1 accessory 40 × 30 × 10
China Southern Airlines Economy, premium economy, business – 1 place up to 5 kg
First class – 2 places of 5 kg each
55 × 40 × 20
Czech Airlines Light – 1 place up to 8 kg
Plus, flex – 1 place up to 8 kg + 1 accessory up to 3 kg
Business – 2 places of 8 kg and 1 accessory up to 3 kg
1 place 55 × 45 × 25
1 accessory 40 × 30 × 15 (all tariffs except light)
Delta Airlines Weight restrictions only for certain airports:
Changi International Airport (SIN) – 7 kg, Shoudou International Airport (PEK), Pudong International Airport (PVG) – 10 kg
56 × 35 × 23 (114 cm in three dimensions)
EasyJet Weight is not limited, but the passenger must independently lift the hand luggage on the shelf and safely remove it 56 × 45 × 25
On the easyJet Plus card and FLEXI tariff – additional seat 45 × 36 × 20
Ellinair 1 place up to 8 kg 55 × 40 × 20
Emirates Economy – 1 place up to 7 kg
First class, business – 2 places up to 7 kg each
Economy – 55 × 38 × 20
First and business: accessory – up to 45 × 35 × 20, 1 place – up to 55 × 38 × 20
Etihad Airways Economy – 1 place up to 7 kg
First class, business – 2 seats with a total weight of up to 12 kg
50 × 40 × 25
Finnair Business, Finnair Plus Platinum, Gold and Silver cardholders – 2 places with a total weight of up to 10 kg
Other tariffs – 1 place up to 8 kg
56 × 45 × 25
Flydubai Economy – 1 place up to 7 kg
Business – 2 seats with a total weight of up to 14 kg
55 × 38 × 20
Fly One 2 places: one not more than 8 kg, another not more than 10 kg 43 × 32 × 25 (8 kg, 100 cm)
55 × 40 × 25 (10 kg, 115 cm)
Georgian Airways Economy – 1 place not more than 8 kg
Business – 1 place not more than 12 kg
55 × 40 × 20
KLM Economy – 1 seat and 1 accessory with a total weight of not more than 12 kg
Business – 2 seats and 1 accessory with a total weight of not more than 18 kg
1 place – 55 × 35 × 25
1 accessory – 40 × 30 × 15
Korean Air Economy – 1 place up to 12 kg
First class, prestige class – 2 seats with a total weight of 18 kg
55 × 40 × 20
LOT Business – 2 places, each up to 9 kg
Premium Economy (intercontinental flights) – 2 seats, each up to 6 kg
International flights of premium economy, economy, economy Simple – 1 place up to 8 kg
55 × 40 × 23
Lufthansa Economy, economy-premium – 1 place up to 8 kg
First class, business – 2 places with 8 kg each
55 × 40 × 23
For folding bags – 57 × 54 × 15
Malaysia Airlines Economy – 1 place up to 7 kg
First class, business – 2 seats with a total weight of up to 14 kg
56 × 36 × 23
Norwegian Airlines LowFare, Lowfare +, Premium – 1 seat + accessory with a total weight of up to 10 kg
Flex, PremiumFlex – up to 15 kg
1 place – 55 × 40 × 23
1 accessory – 25 × 33 × 20
Pegasus Airlines Economy – 1 place up to 8 kg
Business – 1 place up to 12 kg
55 × 40 × 20
Qatar Airways Economy – 1 place up to 7 kg
First class, business – 2 seats with a total weight of up to 15 kg
50 × 37 × 25
Ryanair 1 place + 1 accessory up to 10 kg 1 place – 55 × 40 × 20
1 accessory – 35 × 20 × 20
Singapore Airlines Economy, premium economy – 1 place up to 7 kg
Suite, first class, business – 2 places up to 7 kg each
55 × 40 × 20
TAP Portugal Economy – 1 place up to 8 kg + 1 accessory up to 2 kg
Business – 2 places up to 8 kg + 1 accessory up to 2 kg
1 place – 55 × 40 × 20
Accessory – 40 × 30 × 15
Thai Airways 1 place up to 7 kg 56 × 45 × 25
Turkish Airlines Economy – 1 place up to 8 kg
Business, as well as Elite Plus and Elite cards – 2 places of 8 kg each
23 × 40 × 55
Vietnam Airlines Economy – 1 place up to 7 kg
Business – 2 places up to 7 kg
56 × 36 × 23 (115 cm)
Wizz Air 1 place up to 10 kg 55 × 40 × 23
For passengers Wizz Priopity + accessory 40 × 30 × 18
UIA Economy, premium economy – 1 place up to 7 kg
On the map PanoramaClub / Premium – 1 place up to 12 kg
Business – 1 place up to 12 kg, on long-distance flights – 2 seats with a total weight of up to 15 kg
55 × 40 × 20 (115 cm)
On the Embraer-145 aircraft, 50 × 35 × 15 (105 cm)

Have a pleasant and easy journey!

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