FAQs About Carry-On Luggage

- Apr 27, 2018-

1, What are the dimensions for carry on luggage?

The dimensions for carry on luggage are found by measuring your luggage bag’s height multiply width multiply depth. It’s important to know how to measure the carry on luggage so you’ll know if your luggage, suitcase or backpack bag will fit the airline’s carry on luggage rules. To measure your luggage bag, firstly measure from where it sits on the floor up to the highest point on the luggage bag, since all wheels and handles must be included in the dimensions. Please note that some luggage companies will list a luggage suitcase as a 22 inch luggage suitcase, as an example, when in reality that 22 inch height only includes the body of the luggage suitcase, not the wheels and handles. 

What is the weight limit for carry on luggage?

As with size, the weight limit for carry on luggage varies from airline to airline, and country from country. Some airlines are more strict than the others, while a few even simply state that you must be able to lift your luggage into the overhead locker without assistance from the airline employee. It’s always best to check the airline’s carry-on luggage weight allowance and pay attention to whether the weight limit includes your personal item or if there’s a separate weight limit for the personal item.

What is the personal item?

Many, but not all, airlines allow passengers to bring their main carry-on luggage bag plus a personal item into the cabin with them. A personal item is a smaller bag like a purse, clutch bag, briefcase, laptop bag, etc. It generally needs to be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you, but some airlines give specific dimensions for your personal item. Sometimes the airline also specifies a weight limit for the personal item that is separate from the weight limit of the main carry on luggage bag, but sometimes the combined weight limit is given. And some airlines don’t specifically list a weight limit for the personal item.