When showing measurements the following abbreviations should be used:

  • cm for centimetres
  • in for inches
  • kg for kilo or kilos
  • lb for pounds


When showing dimensions eg. for baggage, the format is:


56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in)


Note there is no space between the figures and cm/in but there is before and after ‘x’.  The measurements are shown as metric first and imperial second, in brackets.


Global content


In English global content, both metric and imperial measurements should be used:


  • You can take one piece of hand baggage up to the dimensions 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in) including the handle, pockets and wheels. You can also take one laptop or handbag is up to the dimensions 45cm x 36cm x 20cm (18in x 14in x 8in), including the handle and pockets.


Language content

In core language translated content only metric measurements should be used:

  • 45cm x 25cm