How Strict Is Eurowings With Carry-on 2024?

Eurowings is a popular airline that offers flights throughout Europe and other destinations around the world.

But what is Eurowings baggage allowance? and How strict is Eurowings with carry on and checked baggage?

In this post you will find everything you need to know about Eurowings baggage policy and “How Strict Is Eurowings With Carry On?” to avoid any luggage charges at the airport.

Let’s dive right in.

In this article:

  • Eurowings Carry on baggage
  • Eurowings Checked baggage
  • Eurowings excess baggage
  • Eurowings Restricted items

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Carry on baggage

Does Eurowings charge for carry on?

Eurowings allowed its Guests the following carry on baggage allowance free of charge:

  • Basic:one item of hand luggage free of charge (note: the item not guaranteed in the cabin)
  • Smart:one item of hand luggage free of charge( in the cabin)
  • BEST:two items of hand luggage free of charge(in the cabin)
  • BIZclass: two items of hand luggage  free of charge(in the cabin)

What is Eurowings carry on size and weight?

Eurowings cabin baggage size and weight details follows:

  • minimum one item of hand luggage free of charge
  • max 8 kg
  • size limit of 55 x 40 x 23 cm
  • folding garment bags are considered hand luggage up to a size of 57 x 54 x 15 cm.


Can I take a handbag and hand luggage on Eurowings?

In addition to your cabin bag ,Eurowings allows  each Guests to carry on board a further small item of hand luggage, not exceeding 40 x 30 x 10 cm (e.g. laptop bag, handbag, briefcase, folder satchel, etc.).

Does backpack count as a carry on on Eurowings?

If your backpack is small enough (like a  folder satchel, a laptop bag, a handbag, briefcase, etc.) that doesn’t exceed Eurowings carry on size policy (40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm) it can be counted as carry on.

However Many airlines don’t publish rules for personal items. The airlines that do have rules don’t agree on the size of personal items that they allow.

Does Eurowings weigh carry on?

Yes, your carry on baggage must not apply with Eurowings carry on policy ,any Larger or heavier items of luggage that do not comply with the above requirements must be checked in at the check-in counter. 

Hand luggage that is too large or too heavy will be collected at the gate and transported in the hold as check-in luggage, for which a fee is payable.

Please note that these regulations are strictly enforced during the boarding process. The fees charged at the gate are significantly higher than booking online and can only be paid by Maestro or credit card.

What is Eurowings carseat policy?

If you are traveling with a carseat / booster seat in the cabin; it must first be examined at the check-in counter to ensure it is suitable for the flight.

Eurowings web check-in is not available for passengers bringing a car seat / booster seat. 

Checked baggage

What is the baggage allowance on Eurowings?

Eurowings Checked baggage or hold luggage allowance depends on your route and booking ticket:

FareEurowings Checked baggage allowance
BASIC fare
This is the standard type of package and does not include checked baggage.
SMART fare One piece of baggage up to 23 kg is included.
BEST fare This tier is only offered in long distance flights and includes 2 pieces of baggage up to 23 kg
BIZclass This premium option includes 2 pieces of baggage up to 32 kg. in the price of the ticket

How much is baggage on Eurowings?

If you want to add more luggage up to 5 pieces YOU can do it upon payment of the following fees:

Long haul flights:

  • 1st piece (when not included): 50€/54 USD (23 kg piece), 150€/162 USD (32 kg piece)
  • 2nd piece (when not included): 90€/162 USD (23 kg piece), 190€/205 USD (32 kg piece)
  • From 3rd to 5th piece: 150€ /162 USD(23 kg piece), 250€/ 270 USD (32 kg piece)

Short haul flights:

  • 1st piece (when not included): From 15€/16 USD (23 kg piece), 75€/ 81 USD (32 kg piece)
  • 2nd piece (when not included): 75€/81 USD (23 kg piece), 125€/135 USD (32 kg piece)
  • From 3rd to 5th piece: 75€ 81 USD (23 kg piece), 125€/135 USD (32 kg piece)

Can I check in at the airport with Eurowings?

Yes, you can check in your flights at the airport with Eurowings However it is always cheaper to check in online rather than the airport. Generally, for short-haul flights, the starting time is 2 hours before scheduled departure time and the closing time is 30 to 45 minutes depending on the departure airports. For long-haul flights the starting time is 3 hours and the closing time is 60 to 90 minutes depending on the departure airport.

Please note that you must plan to be through passport/security control at least 30 to 60 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

Excess baggage

What is Eurowings excess baggage fees?

If you want to take more with Eurowings flights or your baggage exceeds Eurowings Checked baggage allowance weight or size, an excess baggage fee will apply.

Eurowings discriminates between excess baggage in hand luggage and checked baggage. The first type requires a payment of 35€ in short and mid-distance flights and 70€ in long distance.

checked baggage has an additional charge of 50€ in short and mid-distance flights and 100€ in long distance flights.

If excess baggage charges (checked baggage) will be paid at the airport, then Eurowings charges 12€ per kg in short and mid-distance flights, and 20€ per kg in long distance flights.

For more information about excess baggage please refer to Eurowings Excess baggage page.

Restricted items

For your safety and safety of all Eurowings Guests, your items must comply with certain Eurowings regulations and restrictions.

The following items are prohibited in the cabin:

  • Toy or dummy weapons (plastic or metal) 
  • Petrol lighters
  • Nail files (paper files are allowed)
  • Catapults
  • Cutlery
  • Knives with blades of any length
  • Razor blades
  • Tools
  • Darts
  • Scissors
  • Syringes
  • Knitting needles
  • Sports rackets
  • Billiard, snooker or pool cues

Find out more about what to take in checked baggage in this post.


Generally Eurowings has strict rules and regulations regarding their luggage allowance.

The level strictness may vary depending on the class and destination, however it is always clever to stay within any airline luggage rules and limits to avoid any unwanted charges.

Ensure that you use a suitcase that is fully compliant with the airline carry on size.

We hope this helps

Happy travels

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