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82% of UK passengers want airlines to have the same cabin baggage size and weight allowance, according to a recent survey.
The survey of 1,000 Brits by flight comparison website, Skyscanner, revealed almost one in four passengers has been caught out by cabin baggage restrictions.
In response to the survey results, Skyscanner has done some research into the differences between airlines’ carry-on baggage allowances. It found that the most generous airline, permitting bags as large as 56x45x25cm, is Iberia, closely followed by British Airways, which allows hand luggage up to 23kgs in weight.
The stingiest airline appears to be Easyjet, with the smallest bag size at 50x40x20cm, but this has no weight restriction. Thomas Cook limits passengers’ bags to a maximum of 5kg.
Passengers caught out by these different restrictions are often forced to pay to check in the over-sized or heavy luggage, adding unexpected costs to their travel. Skyscanner has produced an easy to read guide of cabin baggage restrictions of leading European airlines, which can be found here.