Flybe changed their maximum hand luggage restrictions in April 2016 from 55x40x20cm to 55x35x20cm which is in line with the IATA Cabin OK recommendation.
We’ve heard that Flybe are rigorously enforcing their new restrictions, so its worth being clued up on their latest requirements to avoid being charged up to £50 per bag at the gate to put it in to the aircraft hold.
Flybe Hand Luggage Information
All Flybe customers travelling on Flybe operated services are entitled to carry:
- one standard cabin bag measuring no more than 55 x 35 x 20cm including wheels and handles.
- one additional item of under seat cabin baggage, such as a laptop or handbag.
With that in mind, here are a few great bags that fit Flybe’s new dimensions perfectly.
Cabin Max Marseille 55x35x20cm
The Marseille is a double decker bag that has a large top section – perfect for holding items that need to be accessed quickly. The large main compartment has a generous 38 litre capacity and benefits from rigid sides and a PU waterproof backing. It can also be held as a holdall via the handle on the front of the bag – ideal for carrying it up the aircraft steps.
Though it is the perfect size for Flybe, the Marseille’s compact dimensions also mean it is suitable for 26 other European airlines including all the main budget carriers like Easyjet and Ryanair. The 35cm width also means this is a great choice for Airfrance, KLM, Alitalia, Virgin Atlantic and Emitates who also favour a slightly narrower bag width.
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I AM MAX Metropolitan 55x35x20cm
The Metropolitan is one of the only cabin-sized backpacks that has been specifically designed to meet the IATA 55x35x20 cabin recommendation that Flybe have adopted. It could be the perfect bag for you if you need to travel on Flybe (or Airfrance, KLM & Alitalia, which also have the narrow 35cm width requirement) and would like the freedom of wearing a backpack. Travellers with laptops can also rejoice at the internal padded laptop slot, as well as the large top pocket which is ideal for shoes. The Metropolitan also features an internal compression strap so you can compress your clothes without having lots of zip-obstructing straps on the exterior of the bag.
The Metropolitan is priced from £39.99 at cabinmax.com- goo.gl/1e0hNe
The Ontario is a great choice if you need a bag with an element of water resistance. Made from durable and water-resistant tarpaulin material and featuring water-resistant zips, the Ontario will keep your clothes dryer for longer should the weather turn inclement. Measuring 55x35x20cm, the Ontario features split interior compartments, allowing you to organise your packing. There’s also a front pocket suitable for a laptop and an organiser section that is ideal for travel documents and tickets. Well padded shoulder straps and a sternum buckle ensure the Ontario is easy and comfortable to carry, whilst side and top handles make it easy to place in to overhead lockers.
The Ontario is available for £35 from Cabinmax.com – https://tinyurl.com/jllgaae