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Old 10-16-2014, 06:41 AM
 
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What size do you prefer for checked luggage? Does 29 wind up over the weight limit most of the time?
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:15 AM
 
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What size do you prefer for checked luggage? Does 29 wind up over the weight limit most of the time?
It depends on what you are packing in it. If it's a bunch of shoes, a bowling ball, and the collection of rocks you picked up in a random national forest, I'm sure it would be.

If it's full of feathers, probably not.

All that aside, I can't imagine what anyone would need with a 29" suitcase. I use a 20" and a cross body for all my travel--usually 2+ weeks at a time.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Palmer/Fishhook, Alaska
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Size doesn't matter. Each piece of checked luggage can weigh no greater than 50lbs.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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What size do you prefer for checked luggage? Does 29 wind up over the weight limit most of the time?
Depends on how good a packer you are. Because I am good at using space very efficiently, I can usually fit much more in a suitcase than many other people. Because of this, a 29" suitcase will almost always be over the weight limit. Someone who doesn't pack as well may not have that problem.

For that reason, I don't own a 29". I can fit quite a bit in a 25" ... though I haven't used mine in years. The last time I needed it was for an 8-week work assignment, and I was packing more than just clothing.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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Size doesn't matter. Each piece of checked luggage can weigh no greater than 50lbs.
Size DOES mater. In addition to the weight restrictions, there are linear measurement maximums.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Palmer/Fishhook, Alaska
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Size DOES mater. In addition to the weight restrictions, there are linear measurement maximums.
For checked bags, it does't so much. I've seen some pretty giant bags come out of those conveyer belts. Also those military duffles, which are usually quite large.

Carry ons have a strict size requirement, though

My husband is an airline pilot so he's my source
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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For checked bags, it does't so much. I've seen some pretty giant bags come out of those conveyer belts. Also those military duffles, which are usually quite large.

Carry ons have a strict size requirement, though

My husband is an airline pilot so he's my source
Your husband flies the plane, he doesn't load the baggage.

From various airlines web sites:

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInform...eAllowance.jsp

Checked Baggage | Baggage policy | United Airlines

Checked Baggage | Delta Air Lines

Checked Baggage

They all have 62 linear inches as the max.

Bags belonging to military traveling on orders have different rules assigned to them.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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Bags larger than the 62 linear inches are allowed, but with a fee.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Palmer/Fishhook, Alaska
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Your husband flies the plane, he doesn't load the baggage.

From various airlines web sites:

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInform...eAllowance.jsp

Checked Baggage | Baggage policy | United Airlines

Checked Baggage | Delta Air Lines

Checked Baggage

They all have 62 linear inches as the max.

Bags belonging to military traveling on orders have different rules assigned to them.
Calm down lol....it's just baggage

We just returned from a trip back east and we were concerned about the weight of one of our bags....and whether you know this or not, pilots are supposed be aware their airline's policies. I consider him a valuable resource of information...especially when traveling.

Plus you can check just about anything if you're willing to pay for it.

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Old 10-17-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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Bags larger than the 62 linear inches are allowed, but with a fee.
The fee for oversize is more than the fee for checking an extra bag usually.
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