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Important information on luggage
What are you allowed to take into the cabin of the aircraft with you? What’s not allowed? There are several regulations in place for these matters. The Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior provides information on which items are prohibited. In addition, you can find official passenger information on carrying liquids and lithium batteries on board the aircraft.
In most cases, just one piece of hand luggage – not exceeding the dimensions stipulated by the airline – is permitted in the cabin of the aircraft.
The standard maximum dimensions for cabin baggage – as set by IATA – are:
- length – max. 56 cm
- height – max. 45 cm
- width – max. 25 cm
- weight – max. 8 kg
Please note: Individual airlines may have specifications for hand luggage that differ from those listed above. For example European Air Charter, where just 6 kg are acceptet with following dimensions: 55 x 40 x 20 cm. We recommend familiarising yourself with your airline's regulations prior to your departure. For security reasons, all sharp or pointed objects, knives and scissors – regardless of their type or size – are prohibited. Please pack any items fitting this description in your hold luggage!
By the way: Safety regulations concerning controls on explosive substances at European airports were extended. This means that passengers’ hand luggage and electronic devices will be manually screened for traces of explosives by using special strips of paper.
What do bikes, surfboards, golf bags and diving gear have in common? They are considered outsize luggage. Generally, every passenger is allowed to take one such piece of luggage. However, the airline must be notified in advance – when booking your flight. Charges for outsize luggage may vary by airline and can be paid on site at the information desk.