Carry On Luggage Only Australia

Jetstar_787_at_Sydney_AirportWith a growing family (5 any day now!) who still wants to travel, optimizing our travel costs is very important to us.

Flights make up a large percentage of our total travel expenses. So using affordable low cost airlines makes sense.

The problem with low cost/budget airlines is every extra comes with a fee. Want food? want to sit together? Want checked luggage? wifi? $$$$

Checked luggage on some airline can cost up to $50 per flight. Learning to pack and fly carry on only is a new skill we will be trying to use as a family.

Below is a link to a blog which a family used carry on only for a 3.5 month trip to Europe.

Packing for Europe in Summer: Carry On Only Packing List

Being based in Perth, Australia we are at the doorstep to South East Asia below is a list of Australian and Asian budget airline with carry on bag limits as of May 2019.

Jetstar: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm + small bag total 7kg

AirAsia: 56cm x 36cm x 23cm + small bag total 7kg

Scoot: 54cm x 38cm x 23cm + small bag total 10kg

Tiger Air: 54cm x 38cm x 23cm + small bag total 7kg


Here is a link to a backpack which I will be looking into for future trips. (not a affiliate link)


Any other families have carry on only tips?