Wizz Air uses slightly different terminology to reference its luggage, so it’s important that you understand what each piece is called, what’s allowed, and what you’ll pay extra for. Wizz Air does allow hand luggage, but it will cost you.

Hand Luggage and Wizz Air

Hand luggage is typically called carry-on luggage, and it’s often stowed in the overhead container. However, Wizz Air refers to these items as trolly bags. Trolly bags are allowed on Wizz Air, but you do need to purchase them separately or as part of the Wizz Priority add-on.

If your bag does not fit into the overhead container, you will be asked to check the bag for an additional fee.

Other Luggage Allowances on Wizz Air

Wizz Air also allows passengers to bring one free carry-on bag, which is typically called a personal item. This item must fit under the seat in front of you and cannot be stowed overhead. Passengers can also check up to six bags per fare for an additional fee.

Your bags will be checked and weighed during the check-in process, and if they do not meet the limitations, you will be asked to pay an additional fee. Wizz Air is strict, given they make their money on the fees.


Wizz Air allows hand luggage; however, you do need to pay a fee to bring it on board. The only free piece of luggage you get with your fare is a personal item, and it must fit under the seat in front of you to qualify.


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