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Old 10-27-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I did a quick search and couldn't find this question. If its been asked before recently, just link me up and ignore!

I haven't been on a plane since 2007 and haven't flown international since 2005. Flying from SoCal to Canada on Saturday. It looks like its an extra 20 bucks to bring a checked bag so I'm trying to avoid that. I've also heard every carrier has different dimensions allowed but I can't find any info if this is true.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It has to fit in one of the measuring boxes at the gate and in the terminals.

Here, this is what you should have googled:

size linear inches carry on - Google Search
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Each airline lists their requirements on their websites. This is an example of Delta's policy - just the one airline I decided to look up. Carry-on Baggage (http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/carryon/index.jsp - broken link)

Make sure you look at the TSA website as to what items are prohibited in your carry-on luggage. Some airports catch oversized items, pocket knifes, etc. but some don't. Regardless, if you do have any of the prohibited items in your luggage just be prepared that you may possibly have to check a bag. Have a safe trip!
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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23cm X 35cm X 56cm not to exceed a total of 114 linear cm.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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It varies by airline. Here are dimensions for a few of the top airlines:

Delta, AA, United, Continental-22" x 14" x 9", not exceed a total of 45 linear inches.
Southwest, Virgin America-10"x16"x24".
JetBlue-26"x18"x12".
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: The Ranch
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The thickness is the most important issue. Try to stay under 9". When in doubt just gate check it. You'll get it back when you get off the plane.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I had a bag 36" long, 12" wide and around 10" high, and it fit just fine in the overhead bin. Your carryons must fit either in an overhead bin or beneath the seat in front of you.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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I had a bag 36" long, 12" wide and around 10" high, and it fit just fine in the overhead bin. Your carryons must fit either in an overhead bin or beneath the seat in front of you.
Which means you stowed it sideways instead of "wheels in" thus taking up the space of three typical carry on's so others had no room. Thanks.

In my opinion your carry on should be no more than 20" (including wheels/handles) x 13.5" x 8". This will allow it to fit "wheels in and at least three across in all overheads, leaving enough room for all.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Which means you stowed it sideways instead of "wheels in" thus taking up the space of three typical carry on's so others had no room. Thanks.

In my opinion your carry on should be no more than 20" (including wheels/handles) x 13.5" x 8". This will allow it to fit "wheels in and at least three across in all overheads, leaving enough room for all.
It didn't have wheels, it was a gym bag. It has a shoulder strap, but I usually link the two carry handles together, and set that on my shoulder and carry it that way.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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It didn't have wheels, it was a gym bag. It has a shoulder strap, but I usually link the two carry handles together, and set that on my shoulder and carry it that way.
The point is that something that long had to be stowed sideways, thus taking up more space than it should ahve.

Personally I've seen a lot of gate agents really clamping down on the idiocy of taking over sized and too many carry on's onto the plane lately, forcing people to check bags that were either over sized or over the allowed number.
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