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Hand Luggage Weight Limits?  
User currently offlineIB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Do anyone know if there is a standard hand luggage weight limit or company has its own rules?

Is there any IATA/FAA/JAR regulation about this?

Some companies have a limit of 6 kgs but I am very interested to know if the reason for this is a government rule

thanks

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User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1346 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

I do believe at least the FAA lets the airlines decide.

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Don't hold me to this;

As a general rule (it's not always applicable) US carriers allow up to two pieces of baggage weighing upto 20kg. (44lbs)

European carriers allow one piece (in coach) of baggage weighing upto 6kg. (13lbs)

Like I said, don't hold me to it, but it tends to work out like that.

It's not a government rule - it's just the way the airlines have it. There are no rules (either JAA or FAA) relating to such a thing directly.

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User currently offlineTripl7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Hand luggage weight must not exceed 5KG, and the sum of the dimensions must not be more than 115cm.
Source: IATA


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