Changing Airline Carry-on Baggage Sizes
It seems that a few of the airlines have reduced the allowable maximum size of carry-on luggage for their flights.
When airlines talk to us about maximum sizes, they generally have two specifications:
- Maximum Linear Dimensions: this is the combination of length + width + height. Most airlines now have a maximum of 45 linear inches.
- Maximum Individual Dimensions: this is the maximum allowable dimension for the length, width, and heights individually. Most airlines are moving towards a maximum of 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels.
You should also know that some airlines have maximum sizes for personal items, and we’ve even run across a few airlines that have maximum weights for carry-on baggage (22 lbs).
Moral to the Story?
Before you fly, make certain that you’re aware of your airlines carry-on baggage restrictions. Trust me, it’s no fun to show up with a carry-on bag that is too large and then have to pay to have it put into the belly of the whale with the checked baggage.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 🙂
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Great heads up! Was unaware of the changing restrictions. When they start charging for passenger weight over a prescribed maximum, I am in big trouble.
Hah, 🙂 Glad we were able to keep you informed. We can’t wait to hear about your upcoming trip!