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Carry-On Requirements

Planning a trip?
Thinking about carrying-on your luggage?
If so, here are a few tips for you:

Think Small...

  • The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag). Anything larger should be checked.
  • No oversize packages or luggage can be stowed onboard.

Think Smart...

  • Plan to check more of your baggage and carry-on less.
  • Check with your airline before packing to determine its carry-on guidelines regarding the number of items you may carryon and the maximum size of those items.
  • In certain situations the airline may require most or even all of your bags to be checked, so be prepared to do so.

Think Safe...

  • Carry-on items which may fall from overhead bins can injure you or other passengers during flight or in the event of an emergency evacuation.
  • Stow heavy items under the seat in front of you, not overhead.
  • Don't stack items in the overhead storage bin.
  • If an emergency evacuation is necessary, leave your carry-on items on the plane. Retrieving personal items may impede the safe evacuation of passengers.
  • Remember, be safety conscious when stowing your carry-on items.

Have a Question?

  • Call your airline or visit its website.
  • Check with your travel agent.
Carry On Regulations
     
  Bags Allowed Dimensions Weight  Contact Info
ATA 1+ 1 Personal Item 25" x 15" x 9" 50 LBS 800-435-9282
Air Canada 1+ 1 Personal Item 21.5" x 15.5" x 9" 22 LBS 888-247-2262
Alaska Airlines 1+ 1 Personal Item 24" x 17" x 10" N/A 800-252-7522
America West 1+ 1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 50 LBS 800-235-9292
American Airlines 1+1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 40 LBS 800-433-7300
British Airways 1+ 1 Personal Item 22" x 16" x 8" 13 LBS 800-247-9297
China Airlines 1+ 1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 15 LBS 800-227-5118
Continental Airlines 1+ 1 Personal Item 51" Linear Inches 40 LBS 800-231-0856
Delta 1+ 1 Personal Item 22" x 14" x 9" 40 LBS 800-221-1212
Frontier 1+ 1 Personal Item 49" Linear Inches 50 LBS 800-432-1359
JAL 1+ 1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 22 LBS 800-525-3663
Jet Blue 1+ 1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 50 LBS 800-538-2583
Korean Air 1+ 1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 25 LBS 800-438-5000
Lufthansa 1+ 1 Personal Item 20" x 14" x 12" 18 LBS 800-399-5838
Mexicana 1+ 1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 22 LBS 800-531-7921
Northwest Airlines 1 45" Linear Inches 40 LBS 800-225-2525
Singapore Airlines 1 45" Linear Inches 15 LBS 800-742-3333
Southwest Airlines 1 50" Linear Inches 70 LBS 800-435-9792
US Airways 1+1 Personal Item 36" Linear Inches 40 LBS 800-428-4322
United 1+1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 50 LBS 800-241-6522
Virgin 1+1 Personal Item 45" Linear Inches 13 LBS 800-862-8621
     
Key: Linear Inches = Length + Width + Height
  Personal item defined as briefcase, purse, backpack or laptop.
     
Most airlines limit your carry-on baggage to a maximum of two pieces. Every airline has different requirements and may change their policies without notice. 
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