Airline baggage allowance
If you're going to get your wedding dress professionally packed in a box, it's important to make sure that the box fits within the carry-on baggage size and weight allowance for your airline. Here are the carry-on baggage size and weight allowances for a few of the most popular airlines.
Passengers flying in Economy Class with Emirates are allowed to bring on one item of carry-on baggage which can't exceed the dimensions of 55 x 38 x 20cm and must be no heavier than 7kg. Those flying in Business Class and First class are allowed to bring on an additional bag that can't exceed the dimensions of 45 x 35 x 20 cm and must be no heavier than 7kg.
All passengers flying on British Airways are entitled to two items of carry-on baggage. The first is standard carry-on baggage that must fit within the dimensions of 56 x 45 x 25 cm and be no heavier than 23kg. The second is a small bag which must fit within the dimensions of 40 x 30 x 15cm and be no heavier than 23kg.
Passengers flying in Economy Class and Premium Class with Virgin Atlantic can bring one item of carry-on baggage on their flight. This baggage must be no larger than 23 x 36 x 56cm and has a maximum weight allowance of 10kg. Passengers flying in Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic may take two pieces of hand baggage with the same dimensions with a total weight of 16kg. However, one individual bag must not exceed the weight of 12kg.
Passengers flying on Delta Air Lines are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage. This baggage must not exceed 144cm in combined length and fit within the dimensions of 56 x 35 x 23cm. There are no weight restrictions on Delta Air Lines flights for carry-on baggage unless you're flying to Changi International Airport (7kg), Beijing Capital International Airport (10kg) or Pudong International Airport (10kg).
Passengers flying on Southwest Airlines two take pieces of baggage with them on the aircraft — one carry-on baggage and one personal item. The carry-on baggage must fit within the dimensions of 25 x 40 x 60 cm. The personal item must fit within the dimensions of 46 x 21 34 cm. Southwest Airlines don't state a weight allowance on carry-on items.