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Carry-On Allowance8 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance6 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees7 / 10
Overall Grade7.0 / 10
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Air Southwest Carry On 2011 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

You are allowed one piece of hand luggage (which must not exceed 10 kgs and 56cm x 45cm x 25 cm). In addition you are allowed a laptop computer which must be carried under the seat on the aircraft. If your Baggage is in excess of these dimensions or weight, or is considered unsafe for any reason, it must be carried as Checked Baggage.

Flying from Leeds, Cork or Dublin:
10kg hand-baggage allowance
Only one piece permitted, no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm
A laptop may be carried, but must be contained within the single item of hand-baggage

Flying from any other airport:
10kg hand-baggage allowance
May be more than one piece, but each piece must be no bigger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm
In addition a laptop, in its case, may be carried

All airports:
All items are subject to x-ray screening
Laptops and other large electrical items will need to be removed from the hand-baggage and screened separately

Pushchairs, walking aids and wheelchairs are permitted, and will be screened.

Medicines and dietary requirements, including baby food, for use during the trip may also be carried in hand baggage. Passengers may be asked for proof that they are needed.

Musical Instruments
Musical instruments can be carried on board, subject to certain conditions.

Smaller instruments can be carried as hand luggage as long as they do not exceed 7kg in weight and have dimensions equal to or less than 53cm x 34cm x 22cm.

It is possible to purchase an additional seat for larger instruments that the owner would prefer not to carry as checked luggage. Instruments will be carried on the seat nearest the window and will be secured there for the duration of the flight. Passengers wishing to travel in this way should make their reservation with our call centre on 0870 241 8202. Please note that the maximum size of any instrument carried in the cabin is 140cm x 60cm x 32cm.

Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and TSA 3-1-1 Carry-On Liquids Rules

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2023

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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Air Southwest Checked Baggage Fees 2011 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits

Each passenger may take up to two pieces of normally sized baggage with a combined weight of up to 15 kilos.

Total dimensions of each piece of baggage (length height width) must not exceed 158cm.

The free hold baggage allowance for Advantage passengers is 30 kilos. The maximum weight of any one piece of baggage must not exceed 32 kilos. Infants who share a seat do not have a baggage allowance; however a collapsible pushchair will be accepted for carriage without charge.

Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist 2023

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2023

Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2023

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Air Southwest Overweight Baggage Fee 2011 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

You will be required to pay a charge for carriage of Baggage in excess of the free Baggage allowance at GBP6 (EUR8 per kilo), or part thereof.

Excess Baggage vouchers online
For your convenience, we can offer you the facility to pre-purchase vouchers for your excess baggage, at half the usual price. Each voucher allows up to 10kg of excess baggage, for just GBP30 (normally GBP60). You can purchase up to two vouchers per passenger per flight (four vouchers per round trip), allowing 20kg of excess baggage. Note: To take advantage of this offer, vouchers must be purchased more than 7 days before departure. Vouchers are non-refundable, and expire one year after the date of issue.

Please Note: For health and safety reasons, each piece of baggage must weigh no more than 32kg.

Special Assistance
Acceptance for carriage of incapacitated persons, pregnant women, persons with illness or other people requiring special assistance is subject to prior arrangements with us. Further details can be found in the Carrier's Information pages that are posted on our Website or are available on request. Passengers with disabilities who have advised us of any special requirements they may have at the time of ticketing, and been accepted by us, shall not subsequently be refused carriage on the basis of such disability or special requirements. We do not accept unaccompanied children under the age of 14.

Wheelchairs will be provided without charge. A maximum of two wheelchair passengers can be carried on any one flight. For further details see the Carrier's Information pages which are posted on our Website or are available on request.

Sports Equipment
The following items of sporting equipment will be carried subject to space being available for a fixed fee of GBP20.00/EUR26.00. These items are separate to and will not be included in the normal baggage allowance:
Fishing Tackle,
Golf Clubs
Sporting equipment is carried on a limited release basis and therefore the airline is indemnified from any liability for damage, loss or delay.

Details of charges for oversize Baggage (carriage of which is at our discretion) can be found in the Carrier's Information pages posted on our Website or available on request.

Musical Instruments
Musical instruments can be carried on board, subject to certain conditions.
Instruments being carried as checked-in luggage in the hold of the aircraft should not exceed a length x height x width total of 158cm. Please note that all items are carried in the hold at the owner's risk. Hold luggage exceeding a total of 158cm may be subject to outsize handling charges on the day of travel.

We will not accept animals for carriage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will accept guide dogs on UK domestic services (including services between the UK and the Republic of Ireland, or Channel Islands).

Acceptance for carriage of the above animals is subject to the condition that the Passenger assumes full responsibility for such animal. We shall not be liable for injury to or loss, delay, sickness or death of such animal unless caused by our fault or negligence.

Last Updated: 06 Jul 2011
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