Airline Carry-On for Summer 2014

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Copyright: Helen Atkinson / Yellowsnapper 2012
Copyright: Helen Atkinson / Yellowsnapper 2012

Jetting away for work or play?

There’ve been quite a few changes in Airline Carry-on allowances* since last summer…

So, we’ve updated and expanded this list of airlines along with their maximum carry-on items, weights & dimensions to help you on your journey.

We have also given you some suggestions for Think Tank Photo bags that are within the relevant airline’s carry-on allowance guidelines.

The airlines are listed here alphabetically!


 

Air Asia

  • One carry-on bag, AND one small laptop bag OR small handbag
  • Main carry-on bag must not exceed weight limit of: 7kg
  • Main carry-on bag must be within the size dimensions of: 56cm x 36cm x 23 cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Bankok Airways

Aer Lingus

  • One carry-on bag & one personal item
  • Carry-on bag = max. weight of 10kg  with max. dimensions of 55cm H (21.5″) x 40cm W (15.5″) x 24cm D (9.5″) – note: Carry-on baggage must fit inside the gauge units at the airport (including wheels and handles)
  • Personal item (ladies handbag, gents satchel, duty free shopping bag, etc.) = This personal item must be placed under the seat in front & may not exceed: 25cm H (10″) x 33cm W (13″) x 20cm D (8″)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

Aer Lingus (Regional)

  • flight numbers 3000-4000 operated by Aer Arann
  • One carry-on bag
  • Carry-on item must not exceed limit of 7kg
  • Carry-on baggage must be within the size dimensions of 48cm H (18.5″) x 33cm W (13″) x 20cm D (8″)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or the smaller 10 size from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)
Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1.0 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials
External dimensions: 29.2 x 17.8 x 45.7 cm (11.5″W x 7″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.4-1.6 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Pro
External dimensions: 25 x 45 x 19cm (10”W x 17.5”H x 7.5”D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.5kg (weight varies with accessories used)

Air China

  • On International or Regional flights for Economy = One item of cabin baggage, max. dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm, max. weight of 5kg
  • On International or Regional flights for Business & First Class = Two items of cabin baggage, max. dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm, max. weight of each bag is 8kg
  • On Domestic flights for Economy & Business Class = One items of cabin baggage, max. dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm, max. weight of each bag is 5kg
  • On Domestic flights for First Class = Two items of cabin baggage, max. dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm, max. weight of each bag is 5kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: see selection for Ryan Air – but watch out on the weight limit of 5kg or 8kg

Alaska Airlines (USA & Canada)

  • One main carry-on bag & one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop and at least one of the items should be stowed under the seat in front of you)
  • Maximum dimensions: 25 x 43 x 61 cm (10″H x 17″W x 24″L)
  • No weight restriction mentioned

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport International v2
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 36 x 22 x 53 cm (14.25″w x 8.75″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo AirportRoller Derby
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 22.9 x 55.9 cm (14″w x 9″d x 22″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

LAPTOP / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60v2
External Dimensions: 41.9 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (16.5″ W x 12″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.7-2.0 kg

Allegiant (USA)

  • Carry-on allowance is ONE personal item per person, max. dimensions: 40.6 x 38.1x 17.8 cm (16″ x 15″ x 7″), which may be a handbag, briefcase, laptop
  • ONE larger carry-on item, with max. weight of 11 kg (25lbs), & max. dimensions: 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)  – for which there is a charge – see the Allegiant website
  • NOTE: please check the Allegiant website for full details

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for British Airways (above)

American Airlines (note: for American Eagle check website in case of carry-on changes)

  • One carry-on bag & one personal item
  • Carry-on bag total dimensions may not exceed 114cm (45″) (length + width + height). Maximum dimensions cannot exceed: 56 cm length x 36 cm width x 23 cm tall (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • The bag must fit in the baggage frames located throughout the check-in area at the airport.
  • One personal item, such as purse, briefcase, laptop bag or a similar item such as a tote. The personal items must be smaller than your carry-on bag and must fit under the seat in front of you.

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Navigator
External dimensions: 40.6 x 25.4 x 39.4 cm (16″W x 10″D x 15.5″H)
Weight: 3.7 – 4.2 kg (weight is dependent upon accessories used; minimum weight = 2 hinged dividers ONLY)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

LAPTOP BAG – Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 15 v3 – other sizes available too
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 3.6 cm (15”H x 11“W x 1.4”D)

Weight: 0.4 – 0.5 Kg

Asiana Airlines

  • TRAVEL CLASS = One carry-on bag
  • BUSINESS & FIRST CLASS = TWO carry-on bags
  • Maximum weight up to 10kg
  • Carry-on bag max. dimensions of 115 linear cm (45 linear inches) bag = dimensions of approx. 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Quantas

Bankok Airways

  • One item of cabin baggage for adult and child (except infant)
  • Carry-on allowance on Aircraft ATR72 = 44 x 28 x 23 cm & max. weight of 5kg
  • Carry-on allowance on Aircraft Airbus 319 = 56 x 36 x 23 cm & max. weight of 5kg
  • Carry-on allowance on Aircraft Airbus 320 = 56 x 36 x 23 cm & max. weight of 5kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter

External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

bmi regional – (Economy)

  • One main carry-on bag & one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop (in a thin satchel), baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at bmi regional’s discretion. The larger items should have DAA tags attached to them at check-in or the gate
  • Hand baggage must not exceed a weight limit of 12kg & must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. You will not be allowed to pass through security with hand baggage, which exceeds the specified dimensions. Any customer attempting to do so, will be redirected to check-in and asked to check in their bag into the hold

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

LAPTOP BAG – Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 15 v3
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 3.6 cm (15”H x 11“W x 1.4”D)

Weight: 0.4 – 0.5 Kg

bmi regional – (Economy Flexible)

  • Two main carry-on bags & one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop (in a thin satchel), baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at bmi regional’s discretion. The larger items should have DAA tags attached to them at check-in or the gate
  • Hand baggage does not have any weight restrictions but must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. You will not be allowed to pass through security with hand baggage, which exceeds the specified dimensions. Any customer attempting to do so, will be redirected to check-in and asked to check in their bag into the hold

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

LAPTOP BAG – Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 15 v3
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 3.6 cm (15”H x 11“W x 1.4”D)

Weight: 0.4 – 0.5 Kg

British Airways

  • Adults (12 & over) allowed one piece of hand baggage & one personal bag
  • Children (2-11) allowed one piece of hand baggage & one personal bag
  • Infants (under 2) allowed one piece of hand baggage (only for items they may require during the flight)
  • 23kg maximum bag weight applies to your carry-on and you must be able to lift the bag unaided into the overhead lockers in the aircraft cabin
  • Your main piece of hand baggage is up to the dimensions 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in), including the handle, pockets and wheels
  • Your bag must fit into the bag gauge, available at the check-in area
  • Your personal bag is up to the dimensions 45cm x 36cm x 20cm (18in x 14in x 8in), including the handle and pockets
  • Your personal bag must fit under the seat in front of you.

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport International v2
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 36 x 22 x 53 cm (14.25″w x 8.75″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo AirportRoller Derby
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 22.9 x 55.9 cm (14″w x 9″d x 22″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Navigator
External dimensions: 40.6 x 25.4 x 39.4 cm (16″W x 10″D x 15.5″H)
Weight: 3.7 – 4.2 kg (weight is dependent upon accessories used; minimum weight = 2 hinged dividers ONLY)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

LAPTOP / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60v2
External Dimensions: 41.9 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (16.5″ W x 12″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.7-2.0 kg

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

China Airlines

  • ECONOMY = Carry-on allowance is ONE bag, max. dimensions 56 x 36 x 23 (22″ x 14″ x 9″), max. weight 7kg
  • BUSINESS = Carry-on allowance is TWO bags, max. dimensions 56 x 36 x 23 (22″ x 14″ x 9″), max. weight 7kg, where second item is a Garment bag with a thickness limited to 20cm after folding
  • FIRST = Carry-on allowance is TWO bags, max. dimensions 56 x 36 x 23 (22″ x 14″ x 9″), max. weight 7kg. Second items can be same size as first or be a Garment bag with a thickness limited to 20cm after folding

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Bankok Airways (above)

China Southern Airlines

  • ECONOMY & PREMIUM ECONOMY & BUSINESS CLASS = Carry-on allowance is ONE bag, max. dimensions of 115 linear cm (45 linear inches) bag = dimensions of approx. 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″), max. weight 5kg
  • FIRST = Carry-on allowance is TWO bags, max. dimensions of 115 linear cm (45 linear inches) bag = dimensions of approx. 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″), max. weight 5kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Quantas (below)

Delta

  • Carry-on allowance is ONE bag AND ONE personal item (personal item can be: purse, briefcase, camera, diaper bag, laptop bag or similar sized item)
  • Baggage may not exceed 114 linear cm (45 linear inches) in combined length, width and height, including any handles and wheels
  • Baggage must fit easily in the Carry-on Baggage Check  – approximately sized 56 x 35 x  23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″) – which is located near the check-in counters
  • NOTE: for passengers travelling on Delta Connection flights & those with 50 (fifty) seats or less, are only permitted to carry personal items, due to limited overhead space

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for United Airlines (below)

Dragon Air

  • One carry-on bag
  • Maximum weight up to: 5kg
  • Carry-on bag max. dimensions of: 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • Duty free items are included in your cabin baggage for all travel classes
  • In addition to standard cabin baggage allowance, you may carry onboard either a small handbag, or small backpack, or a briefcase, or a laptop bag

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Quantas

easyJet

  • Carry-on allowance is ONE bag only
  • No weight restriction, so long as you can place and retrieve the bag safely from the overhead lockers without assistance
  • Dimensions must be no more than 50 x 40 x 20cm for easyJet to guarantee that “it will travel always travel with you in the cabin” and it with you either in the overhead locker or, if necessary, under the seat in front of you
  • If you bring a cabin bag up to the maximum dimension easyJet allow of 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels, then on some busier flights it may be placed into the hold
  • OR easyJet plus members guarantee you cabin baggage of maximum dimensions 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels
  • see easyJet’s website for full info

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or smaller size 10 from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

NOTE: For the 56 x 45 x 25 size – see suggestions as for British Airways

Emirates (Economy)

  • One piece of carry-on baggage – specifically mentioned are either handbag or laptop bag
  • max. weight of 7kg
  • max. dimensions of: 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22″ x 15″ x 8″)
  • NOTE: different carry-on restrictions apply for airport in India – see website for full info

Emirates (Business & First Class)

  • Two pieces of carry-on baggage – specifically mentioned are briefcase plus either handbag or garment bag
  • max. weight for each piece of 7kg
  • max. dimensions of Briefcase: 45 x 35 x 20 cm (18″ x 14″ x 8″)
  • max. dimensions of Handbag: 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22″ x 15″ x 8″)
  • max. dimensions of Garment bag: 20cm (8″) when folded
  • NOTE: different carry-on restrictions apply for airport in India – see website for full info

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

LAPTOP BAG – Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 15 v3
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 3.6 cm (15”H x 11“W x 1.4”D)

Weight: 0.4 – 0.5 Kg

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

NOTE:  watch your weight limit of 7kg!

EVA Air

  • ELITE / EVERGREEN DELUXE / ECONOMY CLASS = One carry-on bag
  • ROYAL LAUREL / PREMIUM LAUREL / BUSINESS CLASS = Two carry-on bags
  • Maximum weight of each bag: 7kg
  • Carry-on bag max. dimensions of: 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″) OR 115 linear cm (45 linear inches)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Quantas

Finnair

  • STANDARD PASSENGER: One piece of carry-on baggage
  • BUSINESS CLASS & FINNAIR PLUS PLATINUM, GOLD & SILVER MEMBERS: One piece of carry-on baggage plus a laptop or briefcase
  • For all passengers: 10kg maximum combined hand baggage allowance
  • For all passengers: max. dimensions of: 56 x 45 x 25 cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Jet2 (below)

flybe (Just Fly & Get More)

  • One piece of carry-on baggage
  • 10kg hand baggage allowance
  • max. dimensions of: 55 x 40 x 23cm

flybe (All In)

  • One piece of carry-on baggage + laptop (where airports allow)
  • Main carry-on baggage must be max. weight of 10kg
  • with max. dimensions of: 55 x 40 x 23 cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

Frontier (USA)

  • Carry-on allowance is ONE personal item per person, max. dimensions: 45.7 x 35.5 x 20.3 cm (18″ x 14″ x 8″), which may be a handbag, backpack, briefcase, laptop
  • ONE larger carry-on item, with max. weight of 15.87 kg (35lbs), & max. dimensions: 60.9 x 40.64 x 25.4 cm (24″ x 16″ x 10″)  – for which there is a charge – see the Frontier website
  • NOTE: please check the Frontier website for full details

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for British Airways (above)

First Choice

  • One piece of carry-on baggage
  • this must weigh less than 5kg
  • with max. dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Ryan Air (below)

Garuda

  • One carry-on bag
  • Maximum weight of bag: 7kg
  • Carry-on bag max. dimensions of: 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • In addition, you can bring a cosmetic box or laptop

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Quantas

Hainan Airlines

  • Unless otherwise specified: One item of cabin baggage
  • Unless otherwise specified: Max. dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm
  • Unless otherwise specified: Max. weight of 5kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: see selection for Ryan Air – but watch out on the weight limit of 5kg

Hawaiian Airlines

  • One carry-on bag & one personal item
  • Maximum weight of bag: 11.5 kg (25lbs)
  • Carry-on bag max. dimensions of: 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″) OR 115 linear cm (45 linear inches)
  • Personal item can be purse, briefcase, laptop bag, small backpack or similar item

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Quantas

Iberia

  • One piece of carry-on baggage per person = for Tourist & Business Class
  • Two pieces of carry-on baggage per person = for Business Plus
  • Max. weight not listed
  • Max. dimensions of: 56 x 45 x 25 cm
  • You can also take a small handbag or briefcase or laptop computer bag

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for British Airways (above)

Island Air

  • One carry-on bag & one personal item
  • Maximum weight of bag: 7.2 kg (16lbs)
  • Carry-on bag max. dimensions of: 25 x 19 x 10.9 – but measurement scale not indicated! (could be cm or inches)
  • Personal item can be purse, briefcase, laptop bag, small backpack or similar item

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: if inches then same range as for British Airways (above)… but watch out for the weight limit of 7.2kg

Japan Airlines

  • One piece of carry-on baggage per person
  • Max. weight of 10kg
  • Max. dimensions of: 55 x 40 x 25 cm (22″ x 16″ x 10″)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or smaller size 10 from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Navigator
External dimensions: 40.6 x 25.4 x 39.4 cm (16″W x 10″D x 15.5″H)
Weight: 3.7 – 4.2 kg (weight is dependent upon accessories used; minimum weight = 2 hinged dividers ONLY)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Jet2

  • One piece of carry-on baggage per person
  • This must weigh less than 10kg
  • This must be no bigger than 56 x 45 x 25 cm, including wheels and handles

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

KLM (Economy Class)

  • ONE carry-on bag
  • and ONE of the following accessories: handbag, laptop, or other similarly sized item
  • Carry-on maximum dimensions: 55 x 25 x 35 cm (21.5″ x 10″ x 13.5″) (l x w x h)
  • Combined total weight must not exceed 12kg (includes carry-on bag & accessory bag)
  • NOTE: please check KLM website for any exception flights

KLM (Business Class)

  • TWO bags: ONE bag with maximum dimensions of 55 x 25 x 35 cm (21.5″ x 10″ x 13.5″) (l x w x h), including wheels and handles, AND ONE smaller bag with maximum dimensions of 45 x 20 x 35 cm (18″ x 8″ x 13.5″) (l x w x h)**
  • and ONE of the following accessories: handbag, laptop bag, or other similarly sized item
  • Total weight must not exceed 18kg (includes carry-on bag & accessory bag)
  • NOTE: please check KLM website for any exception flights

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

External dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D) – this bag really is Tardis like in it’s capacity!
Weight: 1.2-1.4kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

LAPTOP BAG – Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 15 v3
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 3.6 cm (15”H x 11“W x 1.4”D)

Weight: 0.4 – 0.5 Kg

Korean Air (Economy Class)

  • ECONOMY CLASS = One piece of carry-on baggage per person & One additional piece of either a laptop, briefcase or handbag
  • Max. weight of: 12 kg
  • Max. dimensions of: 55 x 40 x 20 cm OR 115 linear cm (45 linear inches)
  • You can also take a laptop, briefcase or handbag

Korean Air (First / Prestige Class)

  • ECONOMY CLASS = Two pieces of carry-on baggage per person
  • Max. weight of: 18 kg
  • Max. dimensions of: 55 x 40 x 20 cm OR 115 linear cm (45 linear inches)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for British Airways (above)… but watch the weight limit!

Loganair (Just Fly & Get More & All In) – flybe franchise

  • One piece of carry-on baggage
  • 6kg hand baggage allowance
  • max. dimensions of: 40 x 35 x 18cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 40 – or any other smaller size from the range
External Dimensions: 36.1 x 30 x 20.3 cm (14.2″ W x 11.8″ H x 8″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 1.9 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 50 v2 – or any other smaller size from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 15 cm (15″ L x 11″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.5 – 1.8 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or any other smaller size from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1.0 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

Lufthansa (Economy & Premium Economy Class)

  • ONE piece of hand luggage (Please check for possible country-specific variations to this general rule)
  • A piece of hand luggage may not be larger than 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm and may not weigh more than 8 kg. NOTE: Foldable garment bags are an exception to this; they count as hand luggage up to a size of 57 cm x 54 cm x 15 cm
  • Another item of hand luggage with maximum dimensions of 30 x 40 x 10cm (eg. handbag or laptop bag)

Lufthansa (Business & First Class)

  • TWO pieces of hand luggage (Please check for possible country-specific variations to this general rule)
  • A piece of hand luggage may not be larger than 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm and may not weigh more than 8 kg. NOTE: Foldable garment bags are an exception to this; they count as hand luggage up to a size of 57 cm x 54 cm x 15 cm
  • Another item of hand luggage with maximum dimensions of 30 x 40 x 10cm (eg. handbag or laptop bag)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

NOTE:  watch your weight limit of 8kg!

Monarch – (Scheduled flights – flight numbers starting with ZB)

  • One piece of hand baggage no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm (there’ll be a size gauge at the airport to check this) and no heavier than 10kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.
  • OR Two separate pieces of hand baggage, as long as the combined size is no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm and the combined weight no heavier than 10kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.
  • Monarch also say: “There is limited space onboard, and we are sorry but on busy flights we cannot guarantee that we can fit all baggage in the cabin. Taking two smaller bags and placing one under the seat in front of you will help to avoid your baggage being placed in the hold.”
  • Monarch also say: “Regardless of our policy, Luton Airport currently only allows one piece of hand baggage through security, which is out of our control.”

Monarch – (Chartered flights – flight numbers starting with MON)

  • One piece of hand baggage with maximum dimensions of 56 x 40 x 25cm (there’ll be a size gauge at the airport to check this) and no heavier than 5kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.
  • OR Two separate pieces of hand baggage, as long as the combined size is no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm and the combined weight no heavier than 5kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.
  • Monarch also say: “This means there’s no need to choose between your bag and your laptop. And you won’t have to cram everything into one bag at the departure gate.  All we ask is that you put small items under the seat in front of you, to leave more space in the overhead lockers for larger bags.”
  • Monarch also say: “Regardless of our policy, Luton Airport currently only allows one piece of hand baggage through security, which is out of our control.”

Monarch – (Scheduled flights – to Freetown)

  • One piece of cabin baggage per person
  • Hand luggage dimensions must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (including handles and wheels)
  • Maximum weight of 10kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)
NOTE: not advised for Monarch flight numbers starting with MON due to weight restriction of 5kg

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)
NOTE: not advised for Monarch flight numbers starting with MON due to weight restriction of 5kg

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Philippine Airlines

  • One carry-on bag
  • Maximum weight up to: 7kg
  • Carry-on bag max. dimensions of: 115 linear cm (45 linear inches) bag = dimensions of approx. 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • You can also take a laptop or handbag

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for British Airways (above)… but watch the weight limit!

Qantas – (international flights – First/Business/Premium Economy)

  • TWO pieces of carry on:
  • EITHER 2 x 115cm (45in) bags = each with dimensions of approximately 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • OR 1 x 115cm (45in) bag plus 1 x 185cm (73in) non rigid garment bag = one with dimensions of approximately 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″) plus one with dimensions of approximately 60 x 114 x 11 cm (24″ x 45″ x 4″)
  • Max. weight of each bag is 7kg – thus total weight of 14kg
  • NOTE: Due to capacity constraints, if transferring to/from an International service, the 4kg Carry-on Baggage limit applies, regardless of your International Carry-on Allowance. Any excess may need to be carried in the hold
  • In addition to carry-on bag allowance, you may also carry one small personal item such as a handbag or laptop computer (in a slim bag)

Qantas – (international flights – Economy)

  • ONE piece of carry-on
  • EITHER 1 x 115 linear cm (45 linear inches) bag = dimensions of approx. 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • OR 1 x 185 linear cm (73 linear inches) for a non rigid garment bag = dimensions of approx. 60 x 114 x 11 cm (24″ x 45″ x 4″)
  • Max. weight is 7kg
  • NOTE: Due to capacity constraints, if transferring to/from an International service, the 4kg Carry-on Baggage limit applies, regardless of your International Carry-on Allowance. Any excess may need to be carried in the hold
  • In addition to carry-on bag allowance, you may also carry one small personal item such as a handbag or laptop computer (in a slim bag)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: keep an eye on your WEIGHT ALLOWANCE on Quantas

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport International v2
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 36 x 22 x 53 cm (14.25″w x 8.75″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator – or any other from this range:
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

LAPTOP / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60v2
External Dimensions: 41.9 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (16.5″ W x 12″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.7-2.0 kg

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Ryanair

  • ONE item of cabin baggage per passenger (excluding infants)
  • Weighing up to 10kg
  • Maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm is permitted
  • Plus ONE small bag with maximum dimensions of 35 x 20 x 20cm
  • Note: there is no cabin bag allowance for infants aged 8 days to 23 months travelling on an adult’s lap. However, a baby bag up to 5kg may be carried by the accompanying adult in addition to their own cabin bag allowance

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials
External dimensions: 29.2 x 17.8 x 45.7 cm (11.5″W x 7″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.4-1.6 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or the smaller 10 size from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)
Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1.0 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective – the 30, 20, 10, 7 or 5 sizes
External Dimensions: 43.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm (16″ W x 10.5″ H x 7″ D)
Weight: 1.5 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

SAS – Scandinavian Airlines (Economy Class)

  • For carry-on you’re allowed ONE bag & ONE small laptop bag or handbag
  • Main carry-on bag maximum dimensions: 55 x 40 x 23 cm (22″ x 16″ x 9″)
  • Max. Weight limit of: 8kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

LAPTOP / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60v2
External Dimensions: 41.9 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (16.5″ W x 12″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.7-2.0 kg

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Singapore Airlines (Economy Class)

  • For carry-on you’re allowed ONE bag
  • Carry-on maximum dimensions: Sum of length, width & height must not exceed 115 linear cm (45 linear inches) – Example size: 36 x 23 x 56 cm (14″ x 9″ x 22″)
  • Maximum weight of 7kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same as for United Airlines BUT watch out for maximum weight of 7kg

Southwest Airlines (USA)

  • For carry-on you’re allowed ONE bag AND ONE small,personal item
  • The personal item can include purse, briefcase, camera, laptop (case included)
  • Carry-on bag maximum dimensions: 25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cm (10″ x 16″ x 24″)
  • Weight limit is not mentioned

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport International v2
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 36 x 22 x 53 cm (14.25″w x 8.75″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo AirportRoller Derby
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 22.9 x 55.9 cm (14″w x 9″d x 22″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Navigator
External dimensions: 40.6 x 25.4 x 39.4 cm (16″W x 10″D x 15.5″H)
Weight: 3.7 – 4.2 kg (weight is dependent upon accessories used; minimum weight = 2 hinged dividers ONLY)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

LAPTOP / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60v2
External Dimensions: 41.9 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (16.5″ W x 12″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.7-2.0 kg

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Stobart Air (Just Fly & Get More & All In) – flybe franchise

  • One piece of carry-on baggage
  • 7kg hand baggage allowance
  • max. dimensions of: 49 x 37 x 22cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

Thai Airways

  • One piece of carry-on baggage
  • 7kg hand baggage allowance
  • Max. dimensions of: 56 x 45 x 25 cm (22″ x 18″ x 10″) [including handles, wheels, pockets]
  • In addition to one piece of carry-on you can bring a handbag, wallet, purse or laptop bag with max. dimensions of: 37.5 x 25 x 12.5 (15″ x 10″ x 5″) [or total dimensions do not exceed 75cm (30″)] & max. weight of 1.5kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Thomas Cook Airlines

  • Each person is allowed to carry one 6kg piece of hand luggage
  • Maximum dimensions up to: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm
  • NOTE: infants do not receive a hand baggage allowance
  • See Thomas Cook Airlines for full carry-on info

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials
External dimensions: 29.2 x 17.8 x 45.7 cm (11.5″W x 7″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.4-1.6 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 – or any other smaller size from the range
External Dimensions: 43.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm (16″ W x 10.5″ H x 7″ D)
Weight: 1.3 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or any other smaller size from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1.0 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Thomson Airlines

  • ONE piece of hand luggage of up to 5kg for free
  • Maximum dimensions of your hand luggage can be 55 x 40 x 20cm
  • Thomson Airlines also say: “you must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. Things like laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 piece of hand baggage”
  • NOTE: Premium club on Thomson Airways flights gives you a hand baggage weight allowance of 7kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials
External dimensions: 29.2 x 17.8 x 45.7 cm (11.5″W x 7″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.4-1.6 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 – or any other smaller size from the range
External Dimensions: 43.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm (16″ W x 10.5″ H x 7″ D)
Weight: 1.3 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or any other smaller size from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1.0 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

United Airlines

  • You can carry-on ONE bag AND ONE personal item per person
  • Carry-on bag maximum dimensions 35 x 22 x 56 cm (14″ x 9″ x 22″)
  • Personal item maximum dimensions, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item must be no larger than 22 x 25 x 43 cm (9″ x 10″ x 17″)
  • Weight restriction not mentioned

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

US Airways

  • For carry-on you’re allowed ONE bag AND ONE personal item
  • The personal item needs to be smaller than your carry-on item & must fit under the seat in front of you
  • Carry-on maximum dimensions 36 x 23 x 56 cm (14″ x 9″ x 22″) or 115 linear cm (45 linear inches)
  • Weight limit is not mentioned

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport International v2
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 36 x 22 x 53 cm (14.25″w x 8.75″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo AirportRoller Derby
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 22.9 x 55.9 cm (14″w x 9″d x 22″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 – or any other smaller size from the range
External Dimensions: 43.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm (16″ W x 10.5″ H x 7″ D)
Weight: 1.3 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Virgin Atlantic –  Little Red (UK Domestic) & Economy & Premium Economy

  • One item of Carry-On
  • 23 x 36 x 56 cm (approx. 9″ x 14″ x 22″)
  • max weight: 10Kg
  • Children’s allowance varies – please see Virgin’s website for full info

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo AirportRoller Derby
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 22.9 x 55.9 cm (14″w x 9″d x 22″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BRIEFCASE – My 2nd Brain 15L Briefcase or the smaller My 2nd Brain 13L Briefcase
Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 32 x 11.5 cm (16.5” W x 12.6 H x 4.5” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

LAPTOP BAG – My 2nd Brain 15 – or any other smaller size from the range (13, 11, Tablet)
Exterior Dimensions: 26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm (10.2” W x 14.8 H x 2.6” D)
Weight: 0.7 kg (with all accessories used)

Virgin Atlantic –  Upper Class

  • Two items of Carry-On
  • 23 x 36 x 56 cm (approx. 9″ x 14″ x 22″) for each one
  • maximum weight combined = 16Kg (max. weight individual item = 12Kg)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Virgin Atlantic Little Red & Economy & Premium Economy… but you can take a little more weight!


 

*VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: all carry-on items, weight and dimension allowances are subject to change at any time by the airlines, so please ensure you check with your preferred airline for accuracy prior to travel, to avoid frustration and disappointment.

We’ve compiled the above list in June 2014 from each airline’s website, and subject to change at any time.

We’d welcome your feedback and any further airline recommendations you may have.

We’d also love to hear about your experiences traveling with the Think Tank Photo bags, and any other carry-on info you’d like to share. Thank you.

 

4 thoughts on “Airline Carry-On for Summer 2014

    Craig Burrows said:
    July 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you for a very informative article. Some airways do show leniency but may not always. However I have found the Think Tank Speed Belt was given a lot more leeway than a second back pack. Easyjet just allowed me to take a fully loaded belt to Holland however they did ask that I wear and not carry it onto the plane.

    Darren Rowse (@problogger) said:
    July 22, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Quick correction: Qantas doesn’t have a ‘U’ in it 🙂

      snapperstuff responded:
      July 22, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Indeed!! correction made, thank you :0)

    Laura said:
    January 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    This is a great find – i’m always freaking out about luggage! This article does all the hard work for us – thanks so much!

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