All about hand baggage

Do you want to travel even more comfortably? You can now check in your hand baggage for free at our check-in desks!

That's 1 approved carry-on bag* plus 1 personal item
That's the maximum total weight of carry-on bag plus personal item**

1 carry-on bag* Carry-on bag

Check in your hand baggage for free1 at our check-in desks and travel with more comfort:

  • Avoid liquid restrictions
  • Save time at the security control
  • Travel hands-free through the airport
  • Enjoy more seating comfort on board

If you decide to take your carry-on bag on board, you must stow it in the overhead bin or underneath the seat in front of you.

Please remember that there is limited storage space in the cabin. Should there be no more storage left, we may ask you to hand over your carry-on bag, even when meeting the hand baggage requirements. This will be done free of charge if your hand baggage is within the allowed size. You will receive your hand baggage at the baggage belt together with your checked baggage, if any.

Tip: Keep your valuables in your personal accessory so that you can keep them with you on-board if you check-in your bag or if we have to place it in the hold.

1 For flights within Europe

1 personal itemPersonal iteam

In addition to your carry-on bag, you can bring one small personal item with you on your Brussels Airlines flight. Examples are: a handbag, a laptop bag, a briefcase or a camera bag (max. 40 x 10 x 30cm).
Other smaller items like jackets, duty free bags, etc. should be stored in either your carry-on bag or personal item.

Personal items will always be guaranteed on board and must fit underneath the seat in front of you.***

The weight of your personal item must be included in the total weight of your hand baggage.**** For example: A Flex&Fast guest may bring a carry-on trolley of 9kg and a laptop bag of 3kg on board because the combined weight is within the 12kg weight limit for hand baggage.

* Maximum dimensions are including pockets, wheels and handles. Bizz&Class and Business Class passengers are allowed 2 carry-on bags plus 1 small accessory.
** Total hand baggage weight for Bizz&Class and Business Class passengers may not exceed 16kg.
*** In case you are seated in an emergency exit row, you must stow your personal item in an overhead compartment.
**** Duty free items need to be part of either carry-on or personal item.

Exceeding hand baggage limits

Your hand baggage will be checked at the check-in desk or at the gate. A fee will be charged if your hand baggage exceeds the weight/dimension limits. If you can’t pay the fee, you won’t be allowed to board your flight.

On charter flights (flight numbers SN1001 to SN1200) the hand baggage allowance is limited to 6kg.

Flying on a partner airline?

For hand baggage, the hand baggage policy of the operating carrier applies.

What you can and cannot take with you

We recommend placing any essential items you may need during your flight into your hand baggage. However, remember that some articles may be forbidden or restricted in hand baggage.

More information about liquids, forbidden and restricted articles.

You would like to transport something but are not sure whether you are allowed? Check our dangerous goods pages or contact us via Service Centre, Facebook or Twitter.