Thinking of cutting your travel costs and ditching that suitcase for carry on luggage this summer?
Unless you are buying a piece of GATE8 Luggage, check airline small print before you go shopping as some cabin luggage sold by stores including M&S, Debenhams and Bhs could land you with a £50 fine at the boarding gate.
While the majority of luggage advertised as 'cabin' luggage from high-street outlets like M&S and Debenhams would be fine for flights with scheduled airlines like British Airways and Emirates, as well as some budget operators like easyJet, that doesn't mean it is a 'one size fits all', multi-purpose bit of kit.
Independent Research has shown that whilst no store (within the study) had set out to deliberately mislead the consumer., there were instances of luggage being merchandised as Cabin Size, that clearly are not compliant for ALL airlines. With Ryanair charging a whopping £50 if your cabin luggage is too big (55 x 40 x 20 cm max) or too heavy by the time you reach the boarding gate and with Flybe it's £40 it understandably leaves some customers a little upset.
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