It feels like Airline baggage allowances are constantly changing, with all the new extras you can add on it’s confusing to know what you can actually bring on board without having to pay anything more.
If you have ever been witness to a poor soul who has been asked to get their (clearly oversized) bag in the size checker and then been told it’s an extra £50 to take it on board, it’s agonising to watch. If you want to avoid this happening to you then you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve collated the 4 main UK airlines and gathered a few of our top recommendations that fit in with their free baggage allowance.
4 bags perfect for EasyJet’s free baggage allowance:
Metz 30 Litre Cabin Bag from CabinMax 45 x 36 x 20 cm – £35
Perla printed weekender bag from Accessorize 35 cm x 44 cm – £17.50
WANDF Foldable Travel Duffel Bag Luggage Sports Gym Nylon from Amazon 45 x 32 x 16 cm – £10.99
Small weekend bag from H&M 12 x 35 x 42 cm – £14.99
Click here to see EasyJet’s full Baggage allowance.
We have listed 4 bags ideal for RyanAir’s free baggage allowance:
DISA Mini Small Backpacking Purse from Amazon 35 x 23 x 15cm – £32.39
New and Improved 2021 Ryanair Maximum Size Holdall Cabin Luggage Under Seat Flight Bag from Aerolite 40 x 20 x 25cm – £10.69
Kono Under The Seat Holdall Cabin Hand Luggage Carry from Amazon 40 x 20 x 25cm – £13.99
Chelsea Daypack from Antler 37 x 26 x 12cm – £99
Click here to see Ryanair’s full Baggage allowance.
We have listed 4 bags perfect for Jet2’s free baggage allowance:
EVILLIE from Tedbaker 54 x 37 x 24cm – £235
Black Quilted Cabin Suitcase from Newlook 55 x 36 x 20cm – £35.99
Slouchy holdall from ASOS 41 x 57 x 16cm – £22
Personalised Embossed Gold Weekend Holdall from My Rocking Kids 56 x 28 x 29cm – £27.99
Click here to see Jet2’s full Baggage allowance.
Here are 4 bags perfect for British Airway’s free cabin baggage allowance:
Synita Slouchy Navy Blue Holdall Weekend Bag from Oliver Bonas 36 x 52 x 26cm – £46.50
Women Weekender Bag from Amazon 55 x 34 x 24cm – £30.95
Tripp Chic Cabin 4 Wheel Suitcase from Next 55 x 39 x 20cm – £43
Alpack from Quiksilver 50 x 31 x 15 cm – £30.00
Click here to see British Airways’ full Baggage allowance.
If you are looking to take more than just the free baggage on the airplane have a look at our Baggage Shipping Guides. We’ve researched all the airlines to find key details about their weight allowances, size restrictions, hand luggage rules, how many bags you can bring and of course – how much it will cost.
Sometimes the cheapest way to transport your belongings across seas is to not take them on the plane at all. It’s worth noting that there are other alternatives if you’re worried about taking valuable belonging on a plane. Using a luggage shipping service could make your life much easier and that’s where My Baggage comes in! Our couriers will collect your luggage from your chosen location and drop it off at your final destination. This means you could have us collect your luggage from your home, you can then travel to your destination and once there await the delivery of your bags. Easy!
This can save you a lot of hassle in the long run and better still it works out cheaper than the excess baggage fees you will encounter at the airport. You can track your baggage every step of the way so you can then travel light safe in the knowledge that we are dedicated to getting your items to you safe and sound.
*This blog was created in July 2021 so please double-check with your airline provider for any changes.