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On the road with Grizzly: hand luggage allowance for Russian airlines

It is clear that this information should be obtained in advance, even at the stage of packing things, so that you do not have to get rid of the excess right before the flight. There are no universal parameters that are the same for all carriers. Among them there are loyal ones who to this day turn a blind eye to the puffy backpacks that passengers stubbornly drag with them into the cabin. And there are low-cost airlines whose staff is ready to measure your hand luggage to a centimeter and, if at least one size is exceeded, demand an additional payment.

Vigilance must be exercised with both Russian and foreign airlines — especially when special offers are advertised and new promotional fares, at first glance, are very profitable. In reality, it turns out that some of them imply not only the absence of luggage, but also strict restrictions on the weight and size of hand luggage. In this article, you will find out which Grizzly products you can safely take with you to the salon. And don’t forget, please, that we are talking about the rules in force at the moment, i.e. May 2018. So, let’s start …


The parameters of hand luggage of the oldest domestic airline: 55 x 40 x 25 cm. Its weight should not exceed 10 kg for economy class passengers and 15 kg for comfort and business class. At the same time, the number of units is not limited if their total weight is within the allowable norms (instead of one 10-kilogram backpack, you can take two bags of 5 kg each).

TU-851-3 Sports bag will not cause problems when checking in luggage and will fit perfectly in the compartment above the passenger seat.

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Instead, following the rules of Aeroflot, you can take two smaller bags, for example, these:

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«North wind»

The airline allows the passenger to take personal items (backpack, briefcase, bag) into the cabin, the parameters of which do not exceed 55 x 40 x 20 cm. For an additional piece of hand luggage, you will need to pay from 1000 rubles. on a domestic flight and 15-30 euros on an international one. Here is a model of the Grizzly backpack, with which there will be no problems when checking in for a flight:

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Azur Air

You are very likely to use the services of this carrier if you decide to relax in the Krasnodar Territory, the Northern capital, as well as abroad — in Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, the Dominican Republic or Cuba. Extensive geography of flights and rather strict requirements. The bag or backpack must not exceed 55 x 40 x 20 cm and weigh 5 kg. Each passenger can take no more than one unit into the cabin. Moreover, the transportation of pets in compact carrier bags (for example, a kitten or a puppy) is paid separately.

The following models meet Azur Air requirements:

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«The globe»

Boeings of this air carrier can transfer you and your luggage to 25 cities of Russia, as well as to popular resorts in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Cyprus, China. Economy and business class passengers are allowed to carry a small suitcase or bag measuring 55 x 40 x 20 cm during the flight. In principle, the requirements are standard.


The airline, a subsidiary of Aeroflot, allows you to travel to different destinations: Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Germany. If you choose Sochi as your summer vacation destination, then it is likely that you will fly on one of Pobeda’s flights. The airline is famous for its affordable prices, but its minimum fares do not include the cost of carrying baggage, and passengers have to make do with hand luggage. When checking in baggage, the carrier’s staff uses a limiter frame into which bags with maximum dimensions of 36 x 30 x 27 cm are placed.

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«Ural Airlines»

The carrier has four tariffs: promo, economy, business light and business, the cost of which includes one or more pieces of hand luggage. For all tariffs, parameters of 55 x 40 x 20 cm and a limit on the sum of three dimensions not exceeding 115 cm are provided.


The airline promises to move “to where they are waiting for you”, allowing its passengers to take personal items into the cabin, the size of which, when packed, does not exceed the standard 50 x 40 x 20 cm, and the weight is 20 kg. Skis, snowboards and other sports equipment are considered excess baggage but are transported free of charge for all fares except Light. You can go on the road with such a backpack:

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The carrier is positioned in the middle price segment and flies all over the country, including Sochi and Simferopol, which are in high demand during the holiday season. The allowance for carrying personal belongings depends on the class of service. You must carefully read the conditions of specific fares in the process of ordering tickets. Your personal belongings may have weight limits of 15, 10 and even 5 kg, and skateboards, scooters and roller skates are not allowed in the salon at all. Sports equipment is checked in as luggage and sent to the luggage compartment.

«Siberia (S7)»

The leader in terms of the number of domestic air transportations imposes standard requirements for carrying hand luggage: up to 10 kg in economy class and up to 15 kg in business class. The dimensions are the same in both cases: 55 x 40 x 20 cm.

Rules for foreign airlines may also differ. So, for example, Air France allows economy class passengers to take up to 12 kg of personal belongings, business class — up to 18 kg, with dimensions of 55 x 35 x 25 cm. Czech Airlines allow even two items per passenger, and EasyJet is not limited in weight, requiring only compliance with dimensions of 56 x 45 x 20 cm.

It is important to remember that weight and dimensions are not the only limitations of airlines. There is a list of items and substances prohibited for transportation in hand luggage, but this is a topic for a completely different article.

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