Sticking to your hand luggage allowance is one important way of avoiding airlines' hidden charges. Find out what your airline's hand luggage charge is below.
1. Unlimited Hand Luggage Allowance
Airlines with unlimited hand luggage allowance: easyJet
2. 10kg Hand Luggage Allowance
Airlines with a 10kg hand luggage allowance: Most airlines in Europe have a 10kg hand luggage allowance, including: Jet2, Thomsonfly*, Vueling, Aer Lingus, Monarch, Flybe, Germanwings, BMI Baby, Ryanair** and Wizz Air, among others.
*Thomsonfly allows a total of 25kg in luggage per passenger. If you use your full 20kg of checked luggage allowance, you can only take 5kg in hand luggage.
**Ryanair has a smaller-than-standard permitted hand luggage size. It is likely that your standard hand luggage will be too big for Ryanair, which could result in a hefty fine. Read more:
3. 5kg Hand Luggage Allowance
Airlines with a 5kg hand luggage allowance: Transavia*
However, unlike other budget airlines, Transavia does not charge to check your luggage into the hold.