If I have bought 3 tickets for the same flight, can I bring three times the cabin allowance allowed per ticket?

The way I see it I am doing the airline a favor


Is it prohibited to lie down (and fall asleep) on a commercial flight?

Are there any laws that prevent reserving two adjacent seats for one person for a flight with Ryanair?

  • This might be forbidden in some airline policies.
    – JoErNanO
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 16:23
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the allowance is per passenger on most airlines regardless of the number of tickets you hold. You may be better off buying a business class ticket (they usually come with more generous carry-on limits)
    – Kris
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 16:35
  • I am mainly interested in cheap ones like Ryanair and EasyJet
    – Ulkoma
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 16:35
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    @Kris the most common reason for buying more seats than people is to transport bulky fragile items, such as large musical instruments, as hand luggage. Whether the cello gets an allowance for a hand bag of its own seems perhaps irrelevant. Another reason is to accommodate people who don't fit in a single seat. I suspect therefore that airlines may have policies thatdepend on the reason the extra ticket was purchased.
    – phoog
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 18:28
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    This is going to depend on the airline and possibly even on your fare rules. Please specify them.
    – choster
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 19:25

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Most European airlines have carry-on baggage allowances per passenger not per ticket.

But then again, if you really need that extra baggage on board you can buy a separate seat, such as Ryanair "item seat" option or the extra seat reservation offered by airBaltic. These options are very popular with people having to carry fragile items such as cameras, musical instruments, etc.

The rule of thumb is - if it fits in the overhead baggage compartment, and you can lift it there by yourself, it's allowed. But if in doubt whether your carry-on baggage will be allowed on board, you can consult the airline prior to the flight.

  • I'd potentialy be careful with 'rule of thumb', many carriers impose weight loss limits on hand luggage. Even if not all airlines enforce them all of the time - and it can be costly to have bags checked in at the gate if it turns out to be too heavy.
    – skifans
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 19:53

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