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 AllowedDimensionsWeight Contact Info
ATA1+ 1 Personal Item25" x 15" x 9"50 LBS800-435-9282
Air Canada1+ 1 Personal Item21.5" x 15.5" x 9"22 LBS888-247-2262
Alaska Airlines1+ 1 Personal Item24" x 17" x 10"N/A800-252-7522
America West1+ 1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches50 LBS800-235-9292
American Airlines1+1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches40 LBS800-433-7300
British Airways1+ 1 Personal Item22" x 16" x 8"13 LBS800-247-9297
China Airlines1+ 1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches15 LBS800-227-5118
Continental Airlines1+ 1 Personal Item51" Linear Inches40 LBS800-231-0856
Delta1+ 1 Personal Item22" x 14" x 9"40 LBS800-221-1212
Frontier1+ 1 Personal Item49" Linear Inches50 LBS800-432-1359
JAL1+ 1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches22 LBS800-525-3663
Jet Blue1+ 1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches50 LBS800-538-2583
Korean Air1+ 1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches25 LBS800-438-5000
Lufthansa1+ 1 Personal Item20" x 14" x 12"18 LBS800-399-5838
Mexicana1+ 1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches22 LBS800-531-7921
Northwest Airlines145" Linear Inches40 LBS800-225-2525
Singapore Airlines145" Linear Inches15 LBS800-742-3333
Southwest Airlines150" Linear Inches70 LBS800-435-9792
US Airways1+1 Personal Item36" Linear Inches40 LBS800-428-4322
United1+1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches50 LBS800-241-6522
Virgin1+1 Personal Item45" Linear Inches13 LBS800-862-8621
   
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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