Carry-on baggage

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Plan your packing and remember to pack lightly and travel with as little baggage as possible. Each airline has a similar carry-on baggage policy. There is a weight and size limitation for each passenger, based on stowage areas, aircraft weight limitations, fuel required, centre of gravity and balance required for takeoff.

Here are examples of items counted as carry-on baggage.

Carry on baggage

Some airlines have developed a sizing device to help with the acceptance and refusal of carry-on baggage. Carry-on baggage must fit within the dimensions of this sizing device. These devices are generally located near the check-in and gate areas. 

Check with your airline to find out the maximum size and number of pieces of carry-on baggage you are allowed. Most airlines restrict carry-on baggage to two pieces per passenger.

Pack only the essentials – prescriptions, personal hygiene items, passports – and valuable items, such as jewellery and cameras, in your carry-on baggage. Minimize the size and amount of your carry-on baggage:

What else can I bring?

Any of the following:

Carry on baggage

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