first_imgWhat if my hold luggage is overweight or oversized?You’ll usually need to pay a fee for overweight or oversized checked baggage. It’s nearly always cheaper to do this online in advance, so if you know you’re going to exceed the checked baggage weight allowance, it might be worth purchasing a few extra kilos in advance. Excess baggage fees start from just £9* per kilo with budget airlines like Norwegian Air, but you can also check what your airline charges for excess luggage in this comprehensive guide.Need more luggage and travel advice? Read on…Pet travel: flying with pets, airline policies and feesPlanning a trip with your best friend? Find out how much it’ll cost and make sure your pet will travel safely and in comfort. Here’s everything you need to know, from taking your dog on a plane, to airline carrier fees.ALL airline baggage allowances explainedNo matter which airline you’re flying with, here are complete guides to baggage rules and restrictions for the UK’s biggest airlines, including easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Jet2.The best cabin and checked baggage suitcases for your next tripHere’s a round-up of the best lightweight luggage in shops right now, ideal for short and long-haul travel in 2017.Information correct as of 30th January 2019, obtained from Please always check the latest guidance at before booking a tripSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. 23kg per bag Aer LingusNo free allowance€20-€85* per bagNo size restriction 32kg max. per bag, or40kg across 2 bags Things to remember…Buy extra checked baggage online in advance. Higher fees may apply for extra bags or overweight/oversize baggage at the airport.Airline baggage allowances stated in this table are based on standard economy flights to and from Europe, and are per person, per flight.How to check in luggage onlineMost airlines allow you to check in and print your boarding pass online before you travel. If you have free checked baggage on your flight, or have purchased checked baggage, you’ll still need to drop any luggage off at the desk, but usually the ‘baggage drop’ is a much quicker option than the full airport check in (and often a shorter queue!) Ryanair, for example, allows passengers with booked seats to check in up to 30 days ahead of departure, or between four days and two hours before if you have unallocated seats. You’ll just need to print out your boarding pass, or download the mobile version to show at the airline’s desk or self-service machines. Then simply swan past to security with your hand luggage. Breezy.What’s not allowed in check-in luggage?Airline baggage rules regarding restricted items generally apply to hand luggage only, although the following items are banned or restricted in checked baggage:Wrapped gifts might be opened by security if they are in your hold luggageFirearms, flares and explosive material, including replicasAerosols, fuels or flammable liquids, including lighter fluid, although one lighter is allowed on your person in the cabin on most airlinesTurpentine or paint thinnerBleachSpray paintCan I take laptops on a plane?Restrictions on laptops and other large electronic devices in hand luggage have been introduced on some flights from the Middle East and North Africa, and may be extended to flights from the UK to the US, but for now you can still pack these items in your checked baggage. Read the full description on the laptop ban here.Are there restrictions on liquids in checked luggage?You’ll be glad to hear that the hand luggage restrictions on liquids do not apply to checked in baggage, so you’re free to bring back jam/honey/your favourite tipple from abroad! Just make sure alcohol is under the following limits: 110 litres of beer, 90 litres of wine and 10 litres of spirits are allowed if you’re coming from within EU, or 16 litres of beer, four litres of wine (not sparkling) and one litre of spirits if travelling from outside the EU. Get the full story on what liquids you can and can’t take in your hand luggage here. $160 3rd bag$195 extra 32kg bag20% discount online207cm total 23kg per bag Air AsiaNo free baggage allowancePrices depend on your route15-40kg (depending on your route) Lufthansa1 bag free€75-€350 per extra 23kg 30kg per bag RelatedQatar baggage restrictions explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowanceHow many cabin bags can you take on board a Qatar Airways flight? How much checked luggage can you fly with? Avoid excess baggage charges with this handy table of luggage weights, sizes and fees, plus tips on making the most of your checked and hand luggage allowance.Air France baggage restrictions explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowanceHow many cabin bags can you take on board an Air France flight? What’s their checked luggage weight allowance? Here’s everything you need to know about the airline’s baggage allowance, plus, we’ve thrown in a few tips on how to avoid paying Air France’s excess baggage fees.How much does it cost to check your ski and snow equipment on the plane?Below we show you a guide with the different charges and billing policies that the main airlines apply to fly with skis and snowboards. AirlineFree baggage allowanceExtra baggage chargesMax. size and weight Emirates 15-32kg per bag 32kg per bag 15kg-23kg per bag or 46kg total over 2 bags €40-€70 for 2 or more bagsNo size restriction 23kg per bag ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map £10 per kg at airport158cm total 23kg per bag TUI Airways15kg-20kg free on package holidaysFrom £15 on flight-only dealsNo size restriction 20kg per bag British Airways2 bags£65 per overweight bag each way90 x 75 x 43cm32kg per bag 23kg per bag Etihad Airways1-2 bags free depending on route$70-$120 2nd bag First 15kg-35kg free, depending on class and routeFees depend on route Qatar AirwaysFirst 30kg free$25-$70 per kg300cm total easyJetNo free allowance£13-£35 per bag275cm total RyanairNo free allowance£25-£40 per 20kg bag81cm x 119cm x 119cm