This table gives the free baggage limits for a standard economy passenger on these airlines. Note that for trans-pacific routes, the standard baggage allowance for most airlines increases from 20kg to 32kg, and may include two checked bags. Approach the table below with some care, realizing that airlines may change allowances or fees charged unpredictably.
Up-to-date, detailed baggage allowances can be found on each airline's website, or on baggage resource websites such as Airline-Baggage-Fees.com or note links to airline web sites offered by SeatGuru.
Carry-on baggage limits
Hold baggage limits
2 bags max 36kg total transatlantic, zero free allowance within Europe
55x40x23cm (9x15.5x21.5in), 10kg (22lb), plus personal item that goes to an maximum size of 16x33x43cm (6x13x17in)
1x23kg transatlantic, others vary depending on route.
55x35x25cm, 12kg, plus 1 handbag/laptop
20kg but varies on some routes
Air New Zealand
115cm total, 7kg + thin laptop pouch
1x23kg or 2x23kg according to route
22.6kg -Baggage fees apply
20kg or 2x23kg according to route
56x36x23cm (22x14x9in) plus an Personal Item
Aurigny Air Services
43x30x18cm, 10kg (6kg some routes)
55x40x23cm plus a 'personal item'(handbag, laptop, etc)
90x75x43cm, 23kg x 1 UK domestic/short-haul, 23kg x 2 long-haul
Delta Air Lines
115cm total (56x36x23cm) plus one personal item
22.6kg - baggage fees apply
20kg total for up to 8 bags
30kg in Economy, but check with codeshares
20kg, or 2x32kg to USA & Canada
56x36x23cm, 7kg plus laptop or beauty case
domestic: 20kg for economy / 30kg for business. international: 30kg for both economy and business. Weight limit is regardless of luggage #.
23kg, or 2x23kg for Americas, Africa & Middle East
For European flight, overweight charge is €15 per bag, regardless of extra weight. Items over 32kg are not accepted at all.
no limits listed
55x35x25cm plus a laptop and duty free carrier bag, 10kg
2 items, each max 32kg and 158cm max dimensions(International flight)
Thomas Cook Airlines
56x35x23cm (22x14x9in) Plus an Personal bag
22.6kg -Baggage fees apply
Virgin Atlantic Airways
2 items, each max 23kg and 158cm max dimensions
158cm max total dimensions, 32kg per item
Airlines often operate the "Piece Concept" for flights to and from the USA and Canada. This generally allows passengers 2 pieces of checked baggage, each up to 23kg. Elsewhere in the world the same airlines will operate the "Weight Concept", e.g., one bag of up to 20kg. For more discussion, see Fundamentals of flying#How much should I pack?
These variations mean you should ensure that you clearly understand your baggage allowances and any additional fees for any initial or continuing flight.
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