I know that one can carry 02 (two) luggage at maximum. One would go to the cargo and another would go to the cabin. But, what are their allowed maximum weights and dimensions?

I would buy 02 (two) wheeled luggage for traveling. I need to know the sizes.

I am traveling from Frankfurt to New Delhi.


What is Carry-On baggage?

What is the name of the one that I take as the cargo?

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    It depends first and foremost on the fare and airlines. Have you checked your carrier's website?
    – Relaxed
    Jan 20, 2016 at 22:41
  • OK, but you need to tell us which one it is (and your fare too)!
    – Relaxed
    Jan 20, 2016 at 22:44
  • Carry-on = what you take with you in the cabin.
    – Relaxed
    Jan 20, 2016 at 22:46
  • I wrote a quick answer explaining the things that I thought could be confusing, does that help?
    – Relaxed
    Jan 20, 2016 at 22:52

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Here is a brief glossary and quick explanation of the things that might surprise you in Finnair's description:

  • Carry-on is what you take with you in the cabin. It should generally fit in the overhead bins or under the seats and not lie around, especially during take-off and landing. Because of this, there is a separate maximum length, width and height (which can typically be checked at once by trying to fit the bag in a metal box - beware: wheels and handles count!). On most airlines, there is also an explicit weight limit (sometimes 7 or 10 kg) but some low-cost airlines do not limit weight per se and only require that you should be able to lift your luggage by yourself.
  • What you surrender at check-in and get back at your destination is usually called “hold luggage” (because it goes into the… hold – the word is also used when talking about ships). It differs depending on the airlines, fare, flight distance and sometimes even by destination but one or two pieces of 23 kg is a rather typical allowance for this.
  • When there is only one “dimension” like 158 cm, it means that the sum of length + height + width must be under 158 cm. You're free to take a long, thin or flat piece of luggage, a typical suitcase or a perfect cube, the shape does not matter. This typically applies to hold luggage because the shape of carry-on luggage is restricted by the size of the overhead bins.
  • @anonymous Almost certainly hold, I just added an explanation why.
    – Relaxed
    Jan 20, 2016 at 23:01
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    "hold luggage" a UK term == "checked baggage" or "checked-in baggage" more common global usage.
    – user13044
    Jan 21, 2016 at 1:24

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