Cabin & Hold baggage

We understand many passengers wish to travel with cabin baggage only but we would like to remind passengers that there are strict rules regarding the size of your cabin baggage and the items you can carry into the cabin. To ensure a hassle free experience at the airport please familiarise yourself with the following information.

Executive passengers are permitted 2 pieces of hand baggage, bmi regional passengers travelling on a sale, Classic or ClassicPlus fare may carry one main piece of cabin baggage on-board weighing up to 12kg, plus one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop bag, baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at bmi regional’s discretion. Cabin baggage dimensions may not exceed 55cm length, 40cm width and 23cm depth (including wheels, handles and side pockets).

Larger pieces of hand baggage will have DAA tags (‘Deliver At Aircraft side’) attached to them at check-in or the gate. This tag is used for items which won’t fit in our overhead storage in the aircraft cabin.. These items are placed in the hold and passengers are then able to collect those items at the aircraft side upon arrival.

Our inclusive fares provide every passenger with at least 1 hold bag of up to 20kg for no additional charge

Sale Classic ClassicPlus Executive
Hold Baggage Allowance 1 x bag of max 20kg 2 x bags of max 20kg each

We have special arrangements for sporting equipment like skis and surfboards and large musical instruments. In many cases these can be carried as part of your free baggage allowance. Please visit our Sports Equipment and other special baggage page for more details.  For more details about Hold Baggage in general, visit our Hold Baggage page.

Packing your Cabin Baggage

Government and airport authorities enforce strict rules and regulations regarding the carriage of liquids in your cabin baggage. Liquids can be taken through airport security check points, but there are restrictions on the quantity of liquids that can be taken through.

Passengers may carry small quantities of liquids, but only within separate containers, with a capacity not greater than 100ml each. These containers must be brought to the airport contained in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity (approximately 20cm x 20cm). The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the bag must be sealed. Each passenger may carry only one such bag of liquids and the bag must be removed from your cabin baggage and placed separately in the bin provided when you go through airport security. Liquids which cannot be placed inside the re-sealable bag must be packed into your hold luggage and checked in. The term ‘liquids’ is intended to include items such as:

  • All drinks, including water, soup, syrups, etc.
  • Creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara, etc.
  • Sprays and pressurized containers, including shaving foam and spray deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpastes
  • Gels, including hair and shower gel
  • Any other solutions and items of similar consistency to the above mentioned items

Where possible, please place all liquid items in your hold baggage.

Please understand that airport security processes are in place for your safety and security and we ask all bmi regional passengers for their co-operation in the screening process by allowing sufficient time before your flight departs and in being prepared before you arrive at the airport. Only pack essential items in your cabin baggage and pack your liquids, gels and such items in your hold luggage.

Flight Essentials

Please make sure you have packed the following in your cabin baggage:

  • Flight tickets and boarding passes
  • Passport and any other important documents
  • Medication
  • Car keys
  • Money
  • Valuable items

We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to such items placed in your hold baggage.