Airlines have established cabin approved hand luggage policy and so standardise the size of the bags we climbed aboard our aircraft.
All this after the International Association of Transport Air, IATA , has announced its new guidelines for “optimal” cabin luggage.
Measures, as stated in cabin, approved hand luggage policy
- Proposed measures by IATA : 55cm X 35cm X 20cm = cubic volume 38500cm
- British Airways currently allows: 56cm X 45cm X 25cm = cubic volume 63000cm
- Air France enables: 55cm X 35cm X 25cm = cubic volume 48125cm
- Easyjet allows: 56cm X 45cm X 25cm = cubic volume 63000cm
- Ryanair authorizes: 55cm X 40cm X 25cm = cubic volume 44000cm
These new guidelines are not binding, but a large number of airlines including Lufthansa, Emirates and Qatar Airways have already said they are willing to follow them. For its part, Air Canada and WestJet have said will not change its policy on this issue.
What can happen if my luggage is too big?
If the luggage bag exceeds the limit of the IATA and the flight is full, you have a good chance of ending in the luggage hold. As the directive is not yet implemented it is not entirely clear what would happen and depend on each airline. We all know that some of them require travellers to pay extra.
If these guidelines eventually become mandatory many passengers are also required to buy new suitcases that will meet the cabin approved hand luggage policy. According to the IATA, “several large manufacturers have already developed products that comply with the proposed measures. A luggage which is available in retail stores. ”
How to travel with a lot of unchecked baggage suitcase avoiding cabin approved hand luggage policy?
One of the measures of saving some money when travelling in low cost is a not billed suitcase and travelling with only hand luggage.
We all know that the cost per suitcase can become something equal or more than the cost of the flight. For example, check 20kg with Ryanair in high season will cost £35 and if we do it at the airport it could cost £ 105. And for some routes like Greek islands or The Canaries billing a suitcase costs 40£ and do it at the airport it costs £ 130.
We’ll see various tricks to travel quite unchecked baggage suitcase. The former is essentially carry only the basics , the second compressing and third steps carrying luggage placed on top . All Low-Cost travellers have sometimes taken several layers of clothing to board a Ryanair plane … or not?
In most Low-Cost airlines on baggage that we carry it is 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (handbag, briefcase, laptop, shopping items, camera, etc. must be carried within the single piece of hand luggage)
Something interesting to compress the luggage is the idea of the picture. It is essential to have a bag with straps to help us compress items such as towels or clothes.
We have also rack jackets. Essentially they are jackets with many pockets. Nobody can forbid you to wear a coat pocket, right? According to the sellers, you can carry up to 15 kg extra in these shelters, and it looks like things fit enough! The fact that the price of these coats rack is high so only if you travel a lot it pays off.
You always have the opportunity to buy a vest, such as the (AyeGear® 23 Pocket Travel Vest with Dual iPad Pockets, Concealed Carry Clothing, No Bulge, Lightweight – Black – XL) with many pockets to carry chargers, cameras, guidebooks and included a mini-laptop or tablet as they have a large pocket on the back. If you add another big pocket inside the back you can also wear clothes.
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What are the potential benefits of cabin approved hand luggage policy?
The IATA says that this way will improve the passenger experience on board. Airlines are trying to increase the number of seats on aeroplanes. But they are not doing the same with the space for the cabin luggage. Moreover, as many airlines charge high fees for check-in luggage. Many people choose to take their bags with them into the cabin. In an aeroplane with 120 passengers, it is quite common to see the last 20 passengers with their luggage in the hold. The IATA says that following its guidelines every traveller may carry their luggage with them at the top while avoiding conflict among the passengers, disgruntled for not carrying their luggage, and the flight crew compartments. This, they say, save time and reduce delays.
“We must speed up the boarding process. Passengers know for certain that they will not have problem with your luggage, you have to reduce clashes between company employees and travelers. Besides save time and get now will not have to be moving cabin luggage into the hold. We see so everyone wins, “
says senior vice president of IATA , Tom Windmuller.
Reactions to cabin approved hand luggage policy
The industry has received so far, the proposal cautiously. According to some observers, the proposal is in a “grey area” and that “all companies should follow the same rules.” Others are “airlines that have created the problem by trying to cram more seats on planes.” So says travel consultant Henry Harteveld Associated Press.
“Once again the airlines have found ways to make their problem becomes a problem of the passenger. And a problem that is expensive.”
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