Air passengers’ carry-on baggage is not going to be subject to European regulations. Brussels has shelved the plan, considering it of limited usefulness.
Airlines had asked repeatedly for the measure to be deferred, citing difficulties in implementation.
Dimensions of 56 by 45 by 25 centimetres had been considered as a maximum, with certain exceptions, such as musical instruments.
Studies have shown, however, that the size of the bag alone does not have much influence on security handling.
The size, shape and the number of pieces of cabin baggage will be left up to the companies to decide.