Budget airlines are a great way to travel “light”. However the restrictions are very tight with regards to the luggage they allow you to take into the aircraft cabin. Be warned – if you go over the limits stipulated at the time of booking the airlines will make charges or place your bags in the hold.
So before booking your budget flight have in mind how much luggage you are going to take. This will determine the best fare option for you (which may not necessarily be the cheapest option!)
Here is a quick overview of current baggage restrictions for those passengers travelling on the lowest (basic) fare levels. Please note these do change so always double check at time of booking.
One bag measuring a maximum of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm with no weight limit.
One bag measuring a maximum of 55cm x 35cm x 20cm with a weight limit of 10kg. You are also permitted to take one additional small handbag/laptop with you but the total weight of both your bags must not exceed 10kg.
One bag measuring a maximum of 55cm x 40cm x 23cm and weighing no more than 10kg (8kg to/from Dubai) plus a smaller bag measuring a maximum of 25cm x 22cm x 20cm. Total weight of all bags must not exceed 10kg (8kg to/from Dubai).
No suitcase allowed in the cabin on the basic fare level. You are allowed to take a small hand bag in the cabin providing the overall size is no bigger than 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. There is currently no weight limit for this bag.
One bag measuring a maximum of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm with a maximum weight of 5kg. TUI package customer’s maximum weight is 7kg.
One bag measuring a maximum of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm plus a small bag or laptop or duty free item.
One bag measuring a maximum of 40cm x 30cm x 18cm.
One bag measuring a maximum of 42cm x 32cm x 25cm and weighing a maximum 10kg. You can purchase an additional bag that can be taken into the cabin with maximum dimensions of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm and weighing no more than 12kg. (Cost depends on the route).
We hope you find this guide handy and don’t forget we at Avocet Travel Management are able to book budget Airlines as well as first class round the world trips.