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Hand luggage

These are pieces of luggage that travel with you in the cabin


We recommend that you check in your cabin bag and only board the plane with a small bag or briefcase.

You can take one cabin bag and one personal accessory on board.

Check that your hand luggage meets the measurements, weight and number of items allowed to be able to take it with you on the plane. If not, you must check it in at the check-in counters. We will do checks at the boarding gate and, for security measures, any luggage that cannot be considered hand luggage will be loaded in the hold.

On Iberia Regional Air Nostrum aircraft, which are smaller than the regular aircraft, there may be limitations on taking hand luggage on board. If this is the case, your hand luggage will travel in the hold free of charge and will be returned to you at the foot of the aircraft when you disembark at the destination.

Hand luggage allowed on Iberia Group flights (Iberia, Iberia Express and Iberia Regional Air Nostrum)

  Economy/ Premium Economy 
1 cabin bag
1 personal accessory
  Business Class Short / Medium Haul* 1 cabin bag
1 personal accessory
  Business Plus Long Haul 
2 cabin bags
1 personal accessory

(*) Business customers with a connecting long-haul Iberia flight can take 2 cabin bags.

Location of hand baggage on board

Remember, your personal accessory must comply with the regulations (max. 40x30x15cm) and it must fit under the seat in front of you.

Your cabin bag must also comply with regulations (max. 56x40x25cm) and fit in the overhead compartments on the aircraft.

Location hand luggage on board
Illustration of the maximum permitted size of carry-on baggage
Cabin bag
  • Maximum size: 56 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm .

  • .Maximum weight in Economy 10 Kilos and in Business 14 kilos.

  • Handle, pocket compartments and wheels included in the dimensions.

  • Baggage that exceeds these measurements must be checked-in

  • These pieces should fit in the size-check device located at the airports and you must be able to lift them into the overhead locker by yourself.

  • There are some exceptions.

Personal accessory: 40cm x 30cm x 15cm
Personal accessory
  • Maximum size: 40cm x 30cm x 15cm

  • One personal accessory in addition to your cabin bag.

  • This accessory may be one briefcase, handbag, small portfolio or laptop.

  • If you are travelling with a baby, you can also take a bag for their food, drink and items required for the flight.

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Electronic items

You can keep your PC, PDA, portable music player and mobile phone turned on throughout the flight (airplane mode).

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Regulations concerning liquids

Amounts in 100 ml. bottles inside a clear plastic bag with an adhesive closure or zip and a maximum capacity of 1 litre are allowed.

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Prohibited items

Those that are dangerous due to their chemical make-up such as explosives and toxic or radioactive substances. And, because of their shape, steel weapons and firearms, and tools with sharp edges, etc.

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Exceptional cases

Air Nostrum flights

Flights operated by Air Nostrum: The cabin bag allowance is 8 kg and the maximum dimensions are 45x35x20cm. If you bag is overweight or exceeds the maximum size permitted, it will be removed when you board the plane and returned to you when you disembark at the destination airport.

Flights with other airlines

Flights operated by Vueling: The cabin bag allowance is 10 kg and the maximum dimensions are 55x40x20cm. You can also take one additional item such as a small briefcase, handbag or camera/video camera at no extra cost.

These items should fit in the size-check device at the airport.

At the boarding gate, any hand luggage or accessory that exceeds these limitations will be removed and stowed in the aircraft hold at an additional cost per bag and flight.

This measure applies to all passengers who have previously checked a bag into the hold as part of their baggage allowance. Passengers with no checked baggage will not be charged a fee for any hand luggage removed at the boarding gate.

Flights operated by Iberia for LEVEL: The cabin bag allowance is 10 kg and the maximum dimensions are 56x40x25cm. Any bags that exceed these weight and size limitations will be removed at the boarding gate and stowed in the aircraft hold with an additional cost of between €50 and €150, depending on the baggage allowance included in the booking.

We advise you to check your baggage allowance if you are travelling on a flight operated by an airline other than Iberia or Iberia Regional Air Nostrum.

Flights from London

Bags and other items exceeding 190 cm in length are not permitted.

Cash payments are not accepted at Heathrow airport.

Animals are not permitted in the cabin (PETC) on flights to London, or in the hold (AVIH) on flights to/from London. However, they are permitted to travel as cargo.

Flights to/from the USA

The US authorities report that, due to security restrictions, all passengers travelling from the USA can only carry one piece of carry-on baggage and 1 other personal item on their outbound flight.


And remember

  • Maximum item size 56x40x25 cm.
  • Maximu weight in Economy Class 10 Kilos and in Business 14 kilos.
  • If your baggage exceeds this, it must be checked in.
  • 1 litre maximum on bottled liquids.
  • You may connect your electronic devices.
  • Do not carry dangerous objects with you.

See how it applies to flights operated by

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Finnair

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