Carry-on baggage

Here you can find the most common topics related to carry-on baggage. More questions and answers can be found in our FAQ.

To make the flight as smooth and comfortable as possible for you and all on board, it pays off to pack the carry-on baggage light and tight and bring only the most necessary items with you into the cabin. Especially during the winter season when many are travelling with winter coats and with more baggage in general, the limited space for carry-on baggage on board our aircraft tends to fill up or even run out entirely.

Please note that our ground crew needs to remove excess baggage to the cargo hold before departure and it may even delay the flight. Especially when the flights are full, removing carry-on baggage is very common.

The number of carry-on baggage items allowed depends on the travel class and ticket booked. Check your allowance below.

Carry-on baggage allowance


Business Class passengers and Finnair Plus Platinum Lumo, Platinum and Gold members:

  • two pieces of carry-on baggage, maximum dimensions (length x width x height) 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (22 in x 18 in x 10 in)
  • one personal item such as a small handbag, a small laptop bag or a small backpack, maximum dimensions (length x width x height) 40 cm x 30 cm x15 cm (16 in x 12 in x 6 in)
  • maximum combined weight 10 kg (22 lb.)

Other passengers:

  • one piece of carry-on baggage, maximum dimensions (length x width x height) 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (22 in x 18 in x 10 in)
  • one personal item such as a small handbag, a small laptop bag or a small backpack, maximum dimensions (length x width x height) 40 cm x 30 cm x15 cm (16 in x 12 in x 6 in)
  • maximum combined weight 8 kg (17.5 lb.)

You can bring a necessary mobility aid such as a cane or elbow crutches with you into the plane.

Children have the same baggage allowance as adults in the same booking class. Children without a reserved seat do not have their own carry-on baggage allowance, but you can read about pushchairs and car seats here.

Please note that any items you purchase at the airport, including tax-free products, are counted as part of your carry-on baggage allowance.

Please make sure your baggage is within the size and weight limits described above – if you exceed your allowance, you may have to check in your extra bags and pay for the applicable charges.

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How do I store carry-on baggage on board?

To ensure smooth travelling and enough legroom

  • Please place larger items of carry-on baggage, such as trolley bags, in the overhead locker above your seat.
  • Personal items, such as handbags, laptop bags and shopping bags, fit well under the seat in front of you.
  • Jackets and coats can be hung up on the hook on the seat in front of you.

Please note that the overhead lockers above the emergency exit rows are reserved for the passengers who are sitting there.

CAN I BRING LIQUIDS INTO THE CABIN?

Restricted liquids:

  • All drinks
  • Liquid or semi-liquid foods: e.g. soup, jam and honey
  • Cosmetics and toiletries: e.g. lotions, perfumes, toothpaste, shower gel, mascara and lip gloss
  • Sprays: e.g. shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • Contact lens solution

When travelling with restricted liquids, please note:

  • You are allowed to bring maximum 100 ml of any of the above liquids into the cabin with you.
  • The maximum amount of liquid in total that you can carry is 1 litre.
  • Liquids must be placed into individual 100 ml containers - larger containers, even if only partly full, are not usually accepted at security.
  • All 100 ml containers must fit into a clear, re-sealable plastic bag no bigger than 20 cm x 20 cm /1-litre.
  • You are allowed to take 1 plastic bag with you. Bags must be shown at airport security.

Medicines, baby food and tax-free products:

  • You can bring enough medicines for the whole journey. Please take along the prescription.
  • You can take enough baby milk and baby food for the whole journey.
  • Tax-free goods can be brought to cabin unopened and sealed in an airport security bag. Please note: if you're transferring onto another flight in a different country, even sealed duty-free bags may be screened again and subject to that country's security rules.

WHICH OTHER ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED?

The following items are not allowed in the cabin:

  • Sharp objects such as knives, scissors, corkscrews and tweezers
  • Skates are allowed when departing from Helsinki, but other destinations might have restrictions
  • Matches and lighters
  • Lithium-ion batteries over 100 Wh (watt-hours)
  • Lithium metal batteries containing over 2 grams of lithium

Read more about prohibited items

What to bring on a flight Check what items you can bring onboard a flight with Finsecpro’s What to bring on a flight search.

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