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Aeroflot Company
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Rules for Hand Luggage Carriage

Passengers are responsible for their own hand luggage carriage.

Rules for transporting hand luggage in the aircraft cabin:

  • Business Class - one piece of luggage weighing up to 15 kg (sum of three dimensions - 115 cm)
  • Comfort and Economy Class - one piece of luggage weighing up to 10 kg (sum of three dimensions - 115 cm)

These rules apply to flights operated by Aeroflot, as well as for Aeroflot Codeshare flights operated by Donavia, Orenburg Airlines, Aurora and Rossiya (see section on Codeshare Flights).

The overall dimensions of carry-on luggage must not exceed 115 cm (55×40×20).

In addition to hand luggage, the following items are allowed in the aircraft cabin:

  • handbag/briefcase
  • folders
  • umbrella
  • walking stick/cane
  • bouquet of flowers
  • outerwear
  • laptop computer, camera, video camera
  • magazines, newspapers, books
  • baby food
  • carrycot
  • suit holdall
  • cell telephone
  • crutches
  • bag with Duty Free purchases

Passengers are not required to have these items weighed, checked in or labelled.


On 01.03.2009, the European Union (EU) introduced Regulation No.206/2009, which prohibits passengers to transport dairy and meat products in their baggage and hand luggage into the EU.

Exception: baby food and special food products prescribed for medical reasons.


New rules for hand baggage:

Airports located in the Russian Federation currently impose certain restrictions on the carriage of liquids, gels and aerosols in hand luggage.

This restriction applies to water and other beverages, soups, syrups, creams, lotions and oils, perfume, sprays, gels, including hair gels and shower gels, cans, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants, pastes, including toothpaste, liquid and solid mixtures, mascara, and any other similar substances.

Passengers are allowed to carry only a small amount of the substances listed above provided that they are packaged in containers with max capacity 100 ml. These containers must be placed in a clear plastic bag with max volume 1 liter, and each passenger is allowed to carry only one such bag in his/her hand luggage. These bags can be brought from home, but they must be equipped with a special zip fastener (see attached poster below).

Passengers are allowed to carry larger amounts of the following items in their hand luggage only:

  • baby food, baby items and needs;
  • medication required during the flight (when going through security inspection, please be prepared to provide justifications/prescriptions for these items or substances);

items that do not meet these requirements should be left at the airport storage room.

After having the tickets checked and having gone through passport control, passengers are allowed to purchase drinks and spirits in Duty Free shops located at airports and on board the aircraft.

Any acquired liquids and gels must be packaged and sealed in a Duty Free store or on board, if necessary. The bag’s seal is valid for 24 hours.