Travelling with Carry-on Baggage: Your questions answered

That next trip is coming up, and you’re about to start packing. But what are you actually allowed to take with you in your carry-on baggage – and how about those weight restrictions? This week, we’ve compiled – and answered – your questions relating to carry-on baggage.

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How large is my carry-on baggage allowed to be, and how much can it weigh?

Your carry-on baggage must not be any more than 55 x 40 x 23 cm in size , or weigh any more than 8 kg . You’ll find carry-on baggage racks at the airport; these are there to show you whether your baggage complies with the size restrictions for carry-on baggage.

How should I stow my carry-on baggage correctly once I’m on board?

Here are three simple tips to help you stow your carry-on baggage quickly and safely on board:

  • Larger items of carry-on baggage (trolleys, for example) need to be stowed in the overhead compartment above your seat.
  • Smaller items can be placed beneath the seat in front of you.
  • Your jacket can be hung on the clothes hook on the seat in front of you . This will ensure it doesn’t get creased while you’re in the air and is close to hand when it’s time to disembark.
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Is there a difference between Economy Class, Premium Economy Class and Business Class?

Passengers travelling in our Economy Class or Premium Economy Class can take one item of carry-on baggage on board. Guests travelling in our Business Class, are allowed to take on board two items of carry-on baggage. Your baggage always needs to be the same size: no one item may be any larger than 55 x 40 x 23 cm, or weigh more than 8 kg .

What are the carry-on baggage conditions if I’ve paid the Economy Light fare?

The carry-on baggage conditions for the Economy Light fare are the same as those for a standard Economy Class ticket – but you can only travel with carry-on baggage. You can take extra items of baggage weighing up to 23 kg to your destination, at a cost of € 15 per leg.

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Can I take my laptop case on board as well?

You can take one personal item of baggage on board with you in addition to carry-on baggage. This could be a laptop case or handbag, for example. But the item must not be any larger than 40 x 30 x 10 cm in size.

How should I transport a dress or suit?

Instead of standard carry-on baggage, you can also take a clothes bag measuring no more than 57 x 54 x 15 cm on board, to ensure your outfit doesn’t get crumpled.

What about my hiking sticks and guitar? Can I take them on board with my other carry-on baggage?

Sounds like you’re planning something pretty special on holiday! If you want to travel with a special item like a musical instrument or sports baggage, please contact our Service Center.

Can I take a baby basket or stroller on board with me as well?

Taking off on holiday with the entire family in tow is something of an adventure in its own right. If you’re travelling with a child under two years of age, you can also take one of the following items on board with you:

  • a baby basket,
  • a child car seat, or
  • a foldable stroller, which must be handed over at the door before boarding the aircraft.

Can I travel with my cat or dog?

You’re welcome to take your four-legged friend on board with you. Your pet must be kept in an appropriate, leak-proof carry case. Your animal and case together mustn’t weigh more than 8 kg. The case isn’t allowed to be any larger than 55 x 40 x 23 cm in size, so you can stow it under your seat. Don’t forget you’ll need to bring your own carry case. You’ll have to pay a fee for taking an animal on board with you, which is calculated according to the weight of the carry case and your pet. For further details of travelling with pets, call: +43 5 1766 1000.

What liquids can I take on board with me?

You can take liquids, gels and sprays on board as long as they are no larger than 100 ml in volume. That volume is defined by the maximum quantity shown on the container, not the actual content. For the purposes of the security check, you need to keep liquids in a resealable plastic bag.

Where can I find more information relating to luggage?

To find all the information you need about your luggage , click here .

Can’t find your question in there? Not a problem. Just ask us the question by putting it in the comments below, and we’ll be happy to come back with answers at regular intervals.

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