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Cabin bag

Our cabin baggage policy

Since April 2016, our cabin baggage size has been 55 x 35 x 20cm (including wheels and handles). For safety reasons, all cabin baggage must comply with our cabin baggage sizing policy in order to be stowed safely and securely.

Getting you to your destination safely and on time is our priority, which is why we are now enforcing our cabin baggage policy.

If your cabin baggage is too big, you will not be able to take it into the aircraft cabin. Your bag will be transferred to the aircraft hold and a charge will be applied.

We want to give all our customers time to adjust to this change so charges will not be applied straight away, but they will start to be issued imminently.

We’ve developed our cabin baggage policy with you in mind, giving you:

  • More space onboard
  • Closer proximity and better access to your hand baggage during your flight
  • Greater likelihood of having your hand luggage with you in the cabin
  • A speedier boarding process and on-time departures.

By complying with our cabin baggage policy, you are helping us ensure the safety, comfort and convenience of all passengers onboard.

Cabin bag allowance

Flights Operated by:

Maximum Permitted Standard Cabin Bag Size

Maximum Total Weight of Cabin Baggage

Flybe / Blue Islands

55 x 35 x 20cm
(including wheels and handles)

10KG

Stobart Air

49 x 37 x 22cm

7KG

Loganair

40 x 35 x 18cm

6KG

 

Flybe and Blue Islands operated flights

All Flybe customers travelling on Flybe and Blue Islands operated services are entitled to carry:

  • One standard cabin bag measuring no more than 55 x 35 x 20cm including wheels and handles
  • One small personal item such as a handbag or laptop bag/briefcase that can fit under the seat in front of you.

The additional item of cabin baggage must be smaller than the standard item, and stowed under the seat in front of you. The combined weight of both items must not exceed 10KG.

Stobart Air operated flights

All Flybe customers travelling on Stobart Air operated services are entitled to carry one standard cabin bag measuring no more than 49 x 37 x 22cm including wheels and handles. The weight of this item must not exceed 7kg.

Loganair operated flights

All Flybe customers travelling on Loganair operated services are entitled to carry one standard cabin bag measuring no more than 40 x 35 x 18cm including wheels and handles. The weight of this item must not exceed 6kg.


 


UK Department for Transport Advice for Carrying Electronic Devices

The UK Department for Transport has extended its advice regarding the carriage of electronic devices on board aircraft to now include ‘other unspecified routes into and out of the UK’. This follows the changes widely reported last week concerning the carriage of electronic devices by passengers flying to the United States only.

Flybe passengers are therefore advised to make sure that any electronic devices in their hand luggage are fully charged before they travel so that they are able to be powered up otherwise there is the possibility they will not be allowed to take the device onto the aircraft.

Please note that, as with other items of hand luggage confiscated by airport authorities for safety and security reasons, neither airports nor airlines have the facility to store such items.

The full aviation security update on the Gov.UK website can be found on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/aviation-security-update


Cabin Bag Questions

Will the size of my bag be checked?

Baggage sizers are provided at the check-in to ensure that your cabin bag is within your permitted allowance. Should your cabin bag exceed these dimensions, it will be required to be placed in the hold and standard airport hold baggage charges will apply. A £50 charge will be levied for any oversized bag checked in at the departure gate. Should your cabin bag exceed the permitted weight allowance, it will be placed in the hold and standard airport hold luggage charges will apply. Where allowances are exceeded, excess baggage charges may apply, full details of which can be found here. Any cabin bag items containing sharp items must be checked into the aircraft hold. Please ensure to check your cabin bag prior to travel to ensure no charge is levied.

What if I’m carrying any sharp items?

Any cabin bag items containing sharp items must be checked into the aircraft hold. Please ensure to check your cabin bag prior to travel to ensure no charge is levied.

What other items are restricted from my cabin bag?

For full details on restricted items, follow this link.