Travellers today have the opportunity to take advantage of low –price plane tickets with budget airlines. The cost of putting luggage in the baggage hold of the plane can be more than the ticket itself. This has motivated passengers to try to take hand luggage only and luggage manufactures to provide cabin luggage that is acceptable to airlines. Cabin luggage is luggage which can be carried on board with the passenger at no extra cost. Some airlines allow hand luggage that goes under your seat and this is different from the cabin luggage that must fit in the overhead locker.
Airlines will specify what size cabin luggage can be and Skyscanner.net has a list of the current dimensions that different airlines specify as being cabin luggage. Easyjet and Delta currently have no weight restrictions on their luggage but many other airlines do. Most airlines have a maximum dimension of around 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, you should check with the airline website if you know who you intend to travel with. Etihad say on their website, ‘each item must not exceed dimensions of 115 cm (40x50x25)’. British Airway say that their main piece of cabin luggage should be 56x45x25cm.
A light and easy to manoeuvre trolley with packing straps that help to keep the bag size in the dimensions required by the airlines.
Features: Lightweight - Durable - 4 Wheel Trolley - Cabin Approved
The 18.5 size Travelhouse hard-shelled suitcase is a sturdy option for your cabin luggage. It offers more protection for the items that you take on board whilst still offering the convenience of a lightweight bag.
The 18.5'' cabin-size luggage meets the IATA recommendations for taking on board an aircraft. "L55.5cm x W37cm x D22.5cm: approx. 2.77KG, including wheels, handrail, etc.
This is a sturdy, yet lightweight trolley with smooth wheels and a telescopic push button handle that together make this cabin case strong and easy to use.
Features: Hard shell - Lightweight - Durable - 4 Wheel Trolley - 18.5 size model is Cabin Approved
This is a hard-wearing lightweight suitcase. At 21 inches, or 53 cm, it is suitable to be used as cabin luggage. Its overall dimensions are 55X35.5X20cm. With an internal retractable trolley system it can be stored with convenience and with a press of a button it has a handle height of 1 metre, making it comfortable to push.
This luggage offers a long term guarantee of usability. It has the advantage of being lightweight but with the strength of a hard material.
Features: Lightweight, 1.88kg -hard wearing material – retractable 1m handle - 33l capacity.
All 3 bags are reasonably priced functional bags. The external pocket on the Cabin Max Valletta could be invaluable for those who do want to get easy access to documents. The Travelhouse suitcase could be important if any fragile items are being carried. The Aerolite bag offers a guarantee which could be important to the person who wants that long term assurance.