How Strict Are Flybe On Cabin Bag Size?

So what is Flybe baggage allowance?, how strict are Flybe on hand luggage size?

It is important to know the rules before flying with any airline to avoid any last minute charges at the airport.

In this post we provide all that you need to know about Flybe luggage rules and regulations.

(Important: Please note that Flybe ceased it operations and all flights have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.)


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Flybe Hand Baggage Allowance

How strict are flybe on cabin bag size?

passagers flying with Flybe, Stobart Air, Blue Islands and Eastern Airways are allowed to carry with them on board the following items:

  • flybe hand luggage size is One standard cabin bag measuring no more than 55 x 35 x 20cm including wheels, handles, locks and anything attached to the bag.
  • One small personal item such as a handbag or laptop bag/briefcase that can fit under the seat in front of you.
  • The combined weight of your cabin baggage and smaller personal item must not exceed 10KG. 

Can you take electrical items in hand baggage Flybe?

according to You can only take certain electronic devices and electrical items on flights to the UK.

ItemAllowed in hand luggageAllowed in hold luggage
Mobile phoneYesYes
Tablet devicesYesYes
MP3 playerYesYes
Hairdryer or straightenersYesYes
Travel ironYesYes
Electric shaverYesYes

Flybe Infant Cabin Baggage Allowance

Can you take a pushchair on Flybe?

Customers traveling with their children or infants they can carry with item two pieces of luggage pram, such as one  pushchair and one car seat for each child or infant  free of charge but they must not exceed 23 kilos.

Please not that these are offered just if you travel with an infant or a child; if not carrying these items with you standard hold luggage charges  will apply.

Flybe hand luggage allowance: weight, size and fees  
Flybe cabin bag size Flybe  hand luggage weight allowance Number of bags allowed onboard Cost to check in oversized hand luggage
55x35x20cm maximum cabin bag dimensions  
___________________________                Small item such as laptop bag/ briefcase/ handbag
10kg maximum weight One small personal item  which must fit the size  under the seat in front of you                    N/A  . Bags that are oversize will be subject to compliance  checks, and will be transferred to the aircraft hold with a charge of £50 payable by card      

Flybe Checked Baggage Allowance

Flybe hold luggage allowance: weight, size and fees  
  ticket type Flybe hold luggage weight allowance Number of hold bags allowed Cost of Flybe hold luggage
  Get More                 passengers receive 23kg checked baggage      1 item             free of charge
  All in           Customers will receive 23kg checked baggage   2 items free  of charge
Just Fly         # 1 Standard item (up to 23kg)  
# 2 items of hold luggage (2 x 23kg)    
46kg split over two bags                      
for £19     
for £24     
for £48                      

Are Additional Items Allowed?

Flybe allowed its customers to pre-book additional luggage and increase the flybe baggage allowance weight up to 46 kg, however should you wish to carry hold luggage in excess of this permitted pre-bookable allowance .

some charges will apply, and if your hold baggage exceeds the pre-book weight allowance you may need to pay an extra £15 for any extra kilogram.

Flybe Special Baggage Allowance

Flybe airlines are so generous with its passengers and offered a range of special items that you can carry with no additional charges.

These includes:

  • Pushchairs, prams, travel cots and car seats
  • Wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, suit or kilt in a carrier
  • Wedding cakes
  • Mobility equipment

there are also items that you can carry with you but with an additional fee, items like sport equipment and musical instruments will be charged a fee of £30 per item.

  • Golfing equipment
  • Skis
  • Bicycles
  • Wind boards & Surfboards
  • Scuba equipment
  • Fishing equipment
  • Archery equipment
  • Snooker cues
  • Fencing equipment
  • Paragliding equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Firearms

Flybe Baggage Restrictions

List of items / articles accepted as hold baggage on Flybe flights operated by Stobart Air

Items acceptable in the hold baggage provided they are suitably packed:

  • Catapults,
  • Cutlery and knives with blades of length under 6cm,
  • Razor blades (both open bladed and safety razors),
  • Workmen’s tools,
  • Darts,
  • Scissors with blades of length under 6cm, measured from the fulcrum,
  • Hypodermic Syringes (unless required on the cabin for medical reasons),
  • Knitting Needles,
  • Large sporting bats and clubs,
  • Billiard, Snooker and Pool Cues,
  • Ski and Walking/Hiking Poles.

flybe smart bag


all flybe flights are inline with the IATA guidlines, and they have some restrictions about smart bags either in carry on baggage or hold baggage and the details are the following:

For cabin baggage:

  • the smart bag is allowed as cabin baggage if the bag meets flybe cabin baggage size ad weight; the battery must be removed by the passenger
  • If the smart bag battery is not removable, it can’t be carried on a Flybe flight

For checked baggage:

  • Smart bags are allowed in checked baggage if the battery is removed and carried in the cabin with terminals protected.
  • If the smart bag exceeds the cabin baggage size/weight limitations for the route, and the battery is not removable, then the smart bag can’t be carried on a Flybe flight.

Prohibited articles

Prohibited articles include sharp items such as scissors, knives of any description. Tools and sharp accessories including screwdrivers, imitation toy guns, hypodermic needles, sporting equipment or any items which may be considered to be a safety risk to the passengers or crew, are prohibited from the aircraft cabin and must be packed in hold baggage.

Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:

  • Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles — devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:
  • firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns,
  • toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons,
  • component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights,
  • compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns,
  • signal flare pistols and starter pistols,
  • bows**, cross bows and arrows,
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults *
  • Stunning devices — devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:
  • devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons,
  • animal stunners and animal killers,
  • disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays;
  • Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge — objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:
  • items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers,
  • ice axes and ice picks,
  • razor blades*,
  • box cutters,
  • knives with blades of more than 6 cm,
  • scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum,
  • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
  • swords and sabres;
  • Workmen’s tools* — tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:
  • crowbars,
  • drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills,
  • tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels,
  • saws, including cordless portable power saws,
  • blowtorches,
  • bolt guns and nail guns;

Find out more on what to not take in checked baggage in this post.