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Hand luggage size, bags and hold-baggage

We will review the latest policies on allowable cabin luggage sizes and everything you need to know to check in your bags safely. Some airlines are more permissive than others if your baggage exceeds the maximum size required by a few inches or pounds.

Hand and hold baggage at airport

Comparative table with airline baggage policy and rules

The following table has been developed with the main airlines that fly to Malaga, if you are missing any do not hesitate to contact us to update the list:

Airline Hand luggage size Weight Second cabin bag? Free checked baggage? More information
A
Aer Lingus 55 x 40 x 24 cm 10 kg 33 x 25 x 20 cm Depends on fare More info
Aeroflot 55 x 40 x 20 cm 10 kg YES Depends on fare More info
Air Arabia Maroc 55 x 40 x 20 cm 10 kg YES Depends on fare More info
Air Europa 55 x 35 x 25 cm 10 Kg 20 x 35 x 30 cm 23 Kg More info
Air Malta 55 x 40 x 20 cm 10 Kg YES Depends on fare More info
Air Nostrum 56 x 45 x 25 cm 10 kg 40 x 26 x 20 cm 23 kg More info
Air Transat 51 x 40 x 23 cm 10 kg YES 23 kg More info
Alitalia 55 x 35 x 25 cm 8 kg 36 x 45 x 20 cm 23 kg More info
B
Blue Air 55 x 50 x 20 cm 10 kg NO NO (*Up to 50€ per bag if checked in at the airport) More info
British Airways 56 x 45 x 25 cm 23 kg 40 x 30 x 15 cm Depends on fare More info
Brussels Airlines 55 x 40 x 23 12 kg 40 X 30 X 10 CM Depends on fare More info
Bulgaria Air 55 x 40 x 23 cm 10 kg Not specified 23 kg More info
E
Easyjet 56 x 45 x 25 cm * NO
* Except PLUS
23 kg and up 275 cm*. More info
Eurowings 50 x 40 x 23 cm 8 kg 40 x 30 x 10 cm Depends on fare More info
Evelop 50 x 40 x 25 cm 10 kg NO 23 kg More info
F
Finnair 56 x 45 x 25 cm 8 kg 40 x 30 x 15 cm Depends on fare More info
Flybe 55 x 35 x 20 cm 10 kg Depends on fare Depends on fare More info
H
Helity Not specified * YES * 20 kg in total counting cabin luggage More info
I
Iberia 56 x 45 x 25 cm * YES 23 kg More info
Iberia Express 56 x 45 x 25 cm * YES Depends on fare More info
J
Jet Time 55 x 40 x 20 cm 5 kg NO 20 kg including cabin luggage More info
Jet2.com 56 x 45 x 25 cm 10 kg YES NO More info
K
KLM 55 x 35 x 25 cm 12 kg 40 x 30 x 15 cm Depends on fare More info
L
Lufthansa 55 x 40 x 23 cm 8 kg 40 x 30 x 10 cm Depends on fare More info
Luxair 55 x 40 x 23 8 kg YES 23 kg More info
N
Norwegian 55 x 40 x 23 cm 10 kg 25 x 33 x 20 cm Depends on fare More info
R
Royal Air Maroc 115 cm 10 kg Laptop or purse 23 kg More info
Ryanair *55 x 40 x 20
Paying extra
10 kg 35 x 20 x 20 cm
FREE
No
15/20 kg each luggage
More info
S
SAS Scandinavian Airlines 55 x 40 x 23 cm 8 kg 40 x 30 x 15 cm Depends on fare More info
SmartWings 56 x 45 x 25 cm 8 kg 40 x 30 x 15 (3kg) 15 kg (6€ for each kg extra) More info
Swiss Airlines 55 x 40 x 23 cm 8 kg 40 x 30 x 10 cm Depends on fare More info
T
TAP Air Portugal 55 x 40 x 20 cm 8 kg 40 x 30 x 15 cm Depends on fare More info
Transavia.com 55 x 40 x 25 cm 10 kg 45 x 40 x 25 cm
Tarifa Max
NO More info
More info
Tuifly Not specified * Not specified Depends on fare More info
Turkish Airlines 55 x 40 x 23 cm 8 kg YES 20 kg More info
V
Volotea 55 x 40 x 20 cm 10 kg 35 x 20 x 20 cm NO More info
Vueling 55 x 40 x 20 cm 10 kg Laptop or purse Depends on fare More info
W
Wizz Air 55 x 40 x 23 cm 10 kg 40 x 30 x 18 cm
Con WIZZ Priority
NO More info
Luggage information table updated in January 2018

* Checked baggage should normally have a maximum size of 158cm (width + length + height + height) as a general rule, in the event of exceeding this limit, extra charges may apply.

* As a general rule, hand luggage must not exceed 115 cm on the sum of its sides and you must be able to placed it in the upper compartment without assistance.

* The second hand bag, when allowed, shall fit under the front seat.

What luggage can you bring if you travel with a baby?

Airlines consider a child under 2 years of age to be an infant and can travel without a seat. In addition, infants will generally have their own checked-in luggage, the possibility to bring their own cabin luggage and to check in the baby stroller for free.

Children under the age of two are also entitled to a small cabin luggage for diapers or food.

For more information it is advisable to visit your airline or consult with them the available options. We also have a guide for flying with newborn babies and children.

How to check your luggage?

Each company decides to manage the check-in luggage so there may be differences between them. Some allow you to combine up to 3 suitcases as long as they do not exceed a limit weight of 50kg (being 32 kg the maximum weight for a piece), others offer the possibility to check in a single suitcase up to 23kg free of charge.

If you travel with more than your hand luggage, the best and most economical way is to check in in advance online and print your boarding pass.

Each piece of checked baggage must not exceed 32 kg, in the case of free check-in there is usually a limit of 20 or 23 kg.

Some airlines limit the weight of a piece of baggage to 15 kg, and may charge you for excess weight.

What hand luggage can you bring?

The maximum size and weight that they allow is indicated in the upper table, in any case you must be able to lift the baggage to the upper compartment of the aircraft without help.

Some airlines are more permissive than others in size or weight, the safest thing is to always adjust to the requirements.

As a second hand luggage it must be something that can be placed under the front seat. A laptop, a small backpack, a purse or coat. Not all airlines allow it, in the event that they do so this bag is guaranteed to travel in the cabin, while cabin baggage could be sent to the cargo bay free of charge if there are space problems.

While in checked baggage there are no restrictions on liquids, in the hand luggage you should know that you will not be able to carry containers containing more than 100 ml. and must always be in a transparent hermetic bag.

What happens if your luggage is heavier or larger than allowed?

Generally when it is the case that the luggage is too large or heavy, an overweight fee must be paid, which is always cheaper from the web. If you know that your luggage will exceed the limit, it is best to go ahead online from their website.

In the event that your baggage exceeds the maximum allowed by the airline, they may refuse to transport it.

Generally the maximum weight per piece of luggage is 32 kg. If you exceed this limit, you may be forced to divide your luggage into 2 pieces. Check with your airline for additional information.