Count down finished. Our dream vacation comes into reality. Everything is done, flight booking, hotel booking, fund arranged, leave sanction, did study about the standard carry-on size, cargo size, dos, and don’ts in-plane …
Now it’s time for Travel Preparation…
Mostly packing can be stressful. With so much reminders, you may naturally missing something essential. To avoid this I have created one checklist for travel preparation,
The Checklist for travel preparation
Let’s do shopping. Start with baggage.
Let’s search standard carry on size/checked bag size.
Every airline have standard carry on size and checked bag size.
We have to follow the rules and regulation of each Airline.
If the luggage is too big then you might have to pay extra or throw some items in the dust bin. To avoid this situation follow the below chart.
Top 15 Airline standard carry-on/checked bag size/weight sheet
Chart contains Airlines and maximum weight of carry on and maximum dimensions of carry on and checked bag
|Airlines||Class||Carry-on Size (in)||Carry-on Size (cm)||Carry-on Weight (lbs)||Carry-on Weight (kgs)||Checked bag Size (in)||Checked bagSize (cm)||Checked Weight (lbs)||Checked Weight (kgs)||Personal Item|
|American Airlines||Economy||22 x 14 x 9 in||56 x 36 x 23 cm||50 lbs||23 kgs||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kgs||Yes|
|American Airlines||Business||22 x 14 x 9 in||56 x 36 x 23 cm||70lbs||32 kgs||62 in||158 cm||70lbs||32 kgs||18 x 14 x 8 in /45 x 35 x 20 cm|
|Allegiant Air||Economy||9 x 14 x 22 in||22.9 x 35.6 x 55.9 cm||N/A||N/A||80 in||203 cm||40 lbs||18 kg||Yes|
|Allegiant Air||Business||9 x 14 x 22 in||22.9 x 35.6 x 55.9 cm||N/A||N/A||80 in||203 cm||40 lbs||18 kg||7 x 15 x 16 in / 17.8 x 38.1 x 40.6 cm|
|British Airways||Economy||22 x 18 x 10 in||56 x 45 x 25 cm||51 lbs||23 kg||35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in||90 x 75 x 43 cm||50 lbs||23 kgs||Yes|
|British Airways||Business||22 x 18 x 10 in||56 x 45 x 25 cm||51 lbs||23 kg||35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in||90 x 75 x 43 cm||70lbs||32 kgs||16 x 12 x 6 in /40 x 30 x 15 cm|
|Delta Airlines||Economy||45 in||114 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||Yes|
|Delta Airlines||Business||45 in||114 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||70 lbs||32 kg|
|EasyJet||Economy||22 x 17.7 x 9.8 in||56 x 45 x 25 cm||N/A||N/A||108 in||275 cm||33-50 lbs||15-23 kg||For certain tickets|
|EasyJet||Business||22 x 17.7 x 9.8 in||56 x 45 x 25 cm||N/A||N/A||108 in||275 cm||33-50 lbs||15-23 kg||17.7 x 14.2 x 7.8 in /45 x 36 x 20 cm|
|Emirates||Economy||22 x 15 x 8 in||55 x 38 x 20 cm||15.4 lbs||7 kg||118 in||300 cm||44 lbs||20 kg||No|
|Emirates||Business||22 x 15 x 8 in||55 x 38 x 20 cm||15.4 lbs||7 kg||118 in||300 cm||88 lbs||50 kg||For business / first class only|
|Frontier Airlines||Economy||10 x 16 x 24 in||25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cm||35 lbs||15.8 kg||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||Yes|
|Frontier Airlines||Business||10 x 16 x 24 in||25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cm||35 lbs||15.8 kg||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||8 x 18 x 14 in /20.3 x 45.7 x 35.5 cm|
|Hawaiian Airlines||Economy||45 in||9 x 14 x 22 cm||25 lbs||10 kg||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||Yes|
|Hawaiian Airlines||Business||45 in||9 x 14 x 22 cm||25 lbs||10 kg||62 in||158 cm||70 lbs||32 kg||Yes|
|JetBlue Airways||Economy||22 x 14 x 9 in||55 x 35.5 x 23 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||Yes|
|JetBlue Airways||Business||22 x 14 x 9 in||55 x 35.5 x 23 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||17 x 13 x 8 in / 43.2 x 33 x 20 cm|
|Lufthansa||Economy||21.6 x 15.7 x 9.1 in||55 x 40 x 23 cm||18 lbs||8 kg||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23kg||70 lbs|
|Lufthansa||Business||21.6 x 15.7 x 9.1 in||55 x 40 x 23 cm||18 lbs||8 kg||62 in||158 cm||70 lbs||32 kg||15.7 x 11.8 x 9.1 in /40 x 30 x 10 cm|
|Southwest Airlines||Economy||10 x 16 x 24 in||25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||Yes|
|Southwest Airlines||Business||10 x 16 x 24 in||25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||18.5 x 8.5 x 13.5 in/47 x 21.5 x 34.2 cm|
|Spirit Airlines||Economy||22 x 18 x 10 in||56 x 46 x 25 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||40 lbs||18.1 kg||Yes|
|Spirit Airlines||Business||22 x 18 x 10 in||56 x 46 x 25 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||40 lbs||18.1 kg||18 x 14 x 8 in /45 x 35 x 20 cm|
|Turkish Airlines||Economy||21.7 x 15.7 x 9 in||55 x 40 x 23 cm||17.6 lbs||8 kg||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||Yes|
|Turkish Airlines||Business||21.7 x 15.7 x 9 in||55 x 40 x 23 cm||17.6 lbs||8 kg||62 in||158 cm||66 lbs||30 kg||Yes|
|United Airlines||Economy||9 x 14 x 22 in||22 x 35 x 56 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||Yes|
|United Airlines||Business||9 x 14 x 22 in||22 x 35 x 56 cm||N/A||N/A||62 in||158 cm||70 lbs||32 kg||9 x 10 x 17 in /22 x 25 x 43 cm|
|Virgin Atlantic||Economy||9 x 14.2 x 22 in||23 x 36 x 56 cm||22 lbs||10 kg||35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in||90 x 75 x 43 cm||50 lbs||23 kg||Yes|
|Virgin Atlantic||Business||9 x 14.2 x 22 in||23 x 36 x 56 cm||22 lbs||10 kg||35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in||90 x 75 x 43 cm||70 lbs||32 kg||Yes|
What is the standard carry on size?
Various airlines have their own size chart. Somewhere one or two inches difference in each airlines. The standard carry on size is 22” x 14” x 9”, which includes the handle and the wheels. It can be safely fitted in the overhead bin of your flight. Sometimes it is beneficial if you have small luggage without having tension of lost or damage.
What carry on luggage is allowed?
(The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint)
The Complete Guide for allowed and prohibited items in
carry-on and checked bag
|Items||Carry-on bag||Checked bag|
|Aerosol Insecticide||No||Yes (spl instruction)|
|Air Mattress with Built-in Pump||Yes (spl instruction)||Yes|
|Airbrush Make-up Machine||Yes||Yes|
|Alcoholic beverages||Yes (100 ml/3.4 oz)||Yes|
|Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof||No||No|
|Ammunition||No||Yes (spl instruction)|
|Arc Lighters, Plasma Lighters, Electronic Lighters, E-Lighters||No||No|
|Artificial Skeleton Bones||Yes||Yes|
|Axes and Hatchets||No||Yes|
|Baby Formula||Yes (spl instruction)||Yes|
|Balloons (not inflated)||Yes||Yes|
|BB Guns||No||Yes (spl instruction)|
|Belts, Clothes and Shoes||Yes||Yes|
|Bicycles||Checked with airline||Checked with airline|
|Black Jacks (Self-Defense Weapons)||No||Yes|
Do airlines prefer hard or soft luggage?
It depends upon you. If your packing breakable items then buy hard-sided luggage because it is more secure than a soft one. It can’t be open as easily as a soft bag. If metal drawbolt latches- aluminum bags are more secure.
Do you have to declare prescription drugs to Airport security?
No worries every item was screened in the airport. You must declare each medical item to the security officer at the airport security checkpoint.
The prescription should be authorized, doctor. And if you experience a problem at the TSA checkpoint, talk to the TSA supervisor, he will help you out.
What happens if my carry-on is too big?
Keep in mind..Airlines all around the world WON’T COMPROMISING ON WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS.
At entrance of the airport ,bags must pass the entry test .
If you carry on is too big,first it won’t allow only or you have to pay extra fees or you have to remove the items and throw in dustbin. If you don’t want to go through this scenario,better refer bag size chart according to airlines.
Can a backpack fit under an airplane seat?
Yes, approximately 18 inches long, 14 inches wide, and 8 inches high backpack allowed.
Can I bring two backpacks on a plane?
Yes, you’re allowed two items on an airplane, that can be your two backpacks or one backpack and second on small personal items. (Refer to above chart)
Is a duffle bag considered a carry-on or personal item?
Yes, a Duffle bag allowed as a personal item if it fits in the carry-on dimensions of a particular airline.
Do airlines really measure carry on luggage?
Yes, they use a rigid sizer in the check-in area, near the boarding gate, or somewhere nearby. They roughly measure the carry-on size and checked-in bags size.