Baggage allowance

Hand baggage

General allowances

  • The amount of hand baggage you're allowed to bring into the cabin on your flight depends on the flight zone of your destination and the ticket you book.
  • For safety reasons, ground staff and cabin crew must stow excess and any unpermitted items of baggage in the cargo hold.
  • Small bags must be stowed under the seat, stow larger hand baggage in overhead lockers. Passenger seated on exit rows, behind cabin separation walls or in Premium Class must stow all hand baggage in the overhead lockers.
  • If the permitted allowance for hand baggage is exceeded, excess baggage charges will be charged at check in. Higher charges may apply at the gate (zones 1-2: £65 / 75euros; zones 3-5: £85 / 100 euros).
  • Liquids may only be transported in containers with a maxium capacity of 100 ml. All containers must be packed in a clear plastic bag (max. 1 litre).
  • Our safety have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices from all of our flights, both as checked in and hand baggage. Please leave these at home.

Please note: on flights to the US security regulations are stricter, including passenger and hand baggage security checks. We therefore recommend that you allow more time at the airport if you're flying to the US.

Hand baggage allowance*

Please note

The amount of allowed hand baggage depends on:

  • the destination you're travelling to
  • the fare you book

What items are allowed in your hand baggage?

Pointed and sharp objects and lighters

Pointed or sharp objects such as knives or scissors are not allowed in your hand baggage.

In addition, the US authorities prohibit lighters of any type from being carried in checked baggage, carry-on and on the traveller’s person.

Please make sure that you do not bring a lighter on flights to or connecting through the US.

Rules on liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG)

The rules on liquids, aerosols and gels apply to all flights departing from airports in the European Union, Iceland, Switzerland, Norway, the US and Canada. Please note that other countries outside the EU have also adapted their regulations to these rules.

“Liquids, aerosols and gels” (LAGs) include pastes, lotions, liquid mixtures containing solids as well as the contents of pressurised containers such as toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrup, perfume, shaving foam or cream, and other items with a similar consistency. Restricted amounts of these may be taken into the aircraft cabin under the following conditions:

  • Containers with liquids and similar products may only hold up to 100 ml (based on the maximum filling volume printed on the item).
  • All of the individual containers must be transported together in a single, transparent and resealable plastic bag (e.g. standard zip closure bags) with a maximum capacity of one litre.
  • One bag per person.
  • The bag must be presented separately at security.

We advise you to get these plastic bags in advance and pack the LAGs that you want to carry in your hand baggage before you leave home.

Medication and special dietary products (e.g. baby food) needed on board during the flight can be carried outside the plastic bag. These items must also be presented at security. When asked to do so, passengers must be able to demonstrate that the LAGs are actually the items covered by the exemption (e.g. by showing a prescription for medication).

If items and bags do not comply with the specified size, you will not be allowed to take them on board the aircraft.

Duty free items (such as beverages or cosmetic items) that were bought on the day of the flight in the airport duty free zone or on board an aircraft can be carried in a sealed bag, provided it contains the receipt or proof of purchase.

We have no influence over these legal regulations and advises passengers to take them into consideration when planning their trip, and to limit their hand baggage to the essential necessities.

As of: 02.06.2014