How Strict Is Brussels Airlines With Hand Luggage?

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if you are planning to book your flight with Brussels Airlines the flag carrier of Belgium.

It is important to know how strict they are with their luggage allowance? and how much luggage is allowed in Brussels Airlines?

In this easy-to-understand guide, we have covered all the answers you need about Brussels airlines baggage allowance.

It’s broken down into questions and answers.

Let’s dive right in.

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What To Bring With Brussels Airlines As Hand Baggage?

All Brussels airlines Guests are allowed to carry on board the Aircraft one cabin and one personal item free of charge and must have the following weight and size:

Cabin bag:

Classnumber of piece and Max weightsize
Economy travel classes1 one piece with a Max Weight of 12kg 55 in Height, 23 in Width, 40 Length
Business travel classes2 two piece with a Max Weight of 16kg 55 in Height, 23 in Width, 40 Length

In addition to your hand baggage, you can bring one personal item that can be:

  • A handbag
  • A briefcase
  • A laptop bag

Personal item:

Classnumber of piece and Max weightsize
Economy travel classes1 one piece with a Max Weigth of 12kg 30 in Height, 10 in Width, 40 Length
Business travel classes2 two piece with a Max Weight of 16kg 30 in Height, 10 in Width, 40 Length

How strict is Brussels Airlines with Carry on luggage?

  • Your Carry-on baggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. On the emergency exit row, it must be stowed away in the overhead bin for safety reasons.
  • Even though the airline allows hand baggage on board, there may be limited storage space in the cabin (e.g. small aircraft, full flight, etc.). In this case, Brussels will stow your hand baggage in the hold for free. Upon arrival, you can pick up your hand baggage on the baggage belt.

Do Brussels Airlines Weigh Hand Luggage?

Yes, Brussels Airlines will check your hand luggage at check in counter at the gate.

A fee will be charged if your hand baggage exceeds the weight/dimension limits given above. If you can’t pay the fee, you won’t be allowed to board your flight.

What To Bring With Brussels Airlines As Checked Baggage?

Your Checked baggage allowance on Brussels airlines depends on your travel class, route and destination.

  • Max. 158 cm or 62.2 in (a + b + c), this includes pockets, wheels and handles.
  • Max. 32kg (= standard allowance of 23kg + 9kg overweight, or the standard free allowance for Business Class)
  • Max. 5 checked pieces of baggage (sum of free baggage allowance and purchased extra baggage)

Do Brussels Airlines Weigh Checked Luggage?

Brussels Airline will verify if your baggage meets the limits for checked baggage at the check-in desk or at the baggage drop-off points.

If you exceed your free baggage allowance, you will be charged for extra baggage. You can find the extra baggage fees in our baggage calculator.

Should you want to transport baggage that exceeds Brussels limits on size, weight and maximum number of pieces, you can only do so via Brussels Airline Cargo department.

Excess Baggage

Please note that every piece of checked baggage must not exceed a limit of 32 kg (70 lbs).

Brussels Airlines will not accept as Checked baggage any object that exceeds 32 kg(70 lbs), it must be considered as cargo.

You can check various forms of large sports equipment, such as bicycles, canoes, and golf bags, for a predetermined fee. 

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