Your Luggage Allowance Cheat Sheet

Few things are as scary as stepping through the security checkpoint and hearing “Sir, we have to check your bag” and frantically trying to think if you removed your tweezers from your backpack before you left. Fear not. Use this handy cheat sheet to know what to pack and where to put it!

What to Keep in Your Carry-On

Domestic Flights

Domestic carry-on allowances aren’t as strict as on international flights. You are allowed to bring liquids and aerosols on board in any containers. Remember to remove your laptop and other electronic devices from your bag when you step through the security gantry!

Make sure your carry-on piece complies with the following:

  • Dimensions: 56 x 36 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 7kg or less


hand luggage economy class


Anything bulky, heavy, or unnecessary during your domestic flight can be packed in your checked luggage. (This includes your rugby ball, boet)


International Flights

This is where things get a little tricky… You are allowed to bring liquids and aerosols only if they are stored in clear containers and are a maximum of 100ml each. (Check out the full list of exclusions and exceptions here if you’re unsure)


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The same dimensions for carry-on apply for both international and local flights. If you’re flying long-haul with a lot of stops, pack an extra pair of undies, socks and shirts for a quick-change to feel refreshed and ready for the rest of your trip!


A Few Extra Tips:

-Remember: Less is more!

-Every airline has a different weight and size restriction for checked luggage, double check before you start packing.

– Visit these sites for some extra help:


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