Check your airline's carry-on bag policy

By THR_Travel_Design_LLC | Mar 19, 2019

If you have traveled on most U.S. based airlines, you are likely familiar with the carry-on bag policy. That is, most travelers can bring on board one full-sized carry-on bag plus one personal item free of charge. Usually the limitations to this policy are with respect to the size of your carry-on. On United, for example, the maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels. American Airlines says your carry-on bag shouldn’t exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters (including handles and wheels).

But did you know, that there are airlines that also factor weight into the equation? Korean Airlines, for example, has a size limitation of 40 x 20 x 55 cm AND a weight limitation of 12kg/25lbs if you sit in economy, and 18kg/40lbs if you are in first class/business. Lufthansa has a size limitation of 55 x 40 x 23 cm and a weight limit of 8kg/17lbs.

In sum, every airline is different, so it’s important to check their baggage policies in advance, or you run the risk of having to check your bag when you get to the airport.

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Written by THR Travel Design LLC
My name is Tiffany, and I am an independent travel agent based in Washington, DC. I LOVE to travel, and love helping others plan their dream vacation even more. Whether it's a custom designed trip, taking a cruise with a certain cruise line, or joining a group tour to meet like minded folks, I have your back. I would love to talk to you and help you achieve your dream vacation.

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