Practical info: the right size of a cabin suitcase in Economy class

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The dimensions of a cabin suitcase for air travel vary depending on the airlines, but there are usually common guidelines. In economy classTHE typical dimensions are around 55x40x20 cm. However, it is crucial to check each airline’s specific requirements before travelling, as the rules may differ.

In Spain for example, Iberia accepts in the cabin baggage not exceeding 56x40x25cm and weighing 10 kilos. Air Europa recommends a suitcase of 55x35x25cm and 10kg. In the United States, American Airlines accepts suitcases with a maximum size of 56x36x23cm. In Great Britain, British Airways announces dimensions of 56x45x25cm. In France, Air France allows baggage in the cabin measuring up to 55x35x25cm maximum, including pockets, wheels and handles. In addition to a suitcase in Economy class, the passenger can also carry a handbag, a small backpack or laptop bag. Be careful, many low cost companies charge extra for cabin baggage.

In summary, a cabin suitcase should be compact to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you. This ensures the safety and comfort of all passengers on board. In addition to the dimensions, the weight of the suitcase is also regulated. The limits generally vary between 7 and 10 kg. These rules aim to maintain a balance between storage capacity in the aircraft and passenger comfort.

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