The Ultimate Guide for standard carry-on size.

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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…

travel prepation check list

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.

standard carry-on/checked bag size

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

 AirlinesClass 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 Economy22 x 14 x 9 in 56 x 36 x 23 cm50 lbs  23 kgs62 in 158 cm50 lbs  23 kgsYes
American AirlinesBusiness22 x 14 x 9 in 56 x 36 x 23 cm70lbs  32 kgs62 in 158 cm70lbs  32 kgs18 x 14 x 8 in /45 x 35 x 20 cm
           
Allegiant AirEconomy9 x 14 x 22 in 22.9 x 35.6 x 55.9 cmN/AN/A80 in203 cm40 lbs18 kgYes
Allegiant AirBusiness9 x 14 x 22 in 22.9 x 35.6 x 55.9 cmN/AN/A80 in203 cm40 lbs18 kg7 x 15 x 16 in / 17.8 x 38.1 x 40.6 cm
           
British AirwaysEconomy22 x 18 x 10 in56 x 45 x 25 cm51 lbs 23 kg35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in 90 x 75 x 43 cm50 lbs23 kgsYes
British AirwaysBusiness22 x 18 x 10 in56 x 45 x 25 cm51 lbs 23 kg35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in 90 x 75 x 43 cm70lbs32 kgs16 x 12 x 6 in /40 x 30 x 15 cm
           
Delta AirlinesEconomy45 in114 cmN/AN/A62 in158 cm50 lbs 23 kgYes
Delta AirlinesBusiness45 in114 cmN/AN/A62 in158 cm70 lbs 32 kg 
           
EasyJet Economy22 x 17.7 x 9.8 in56 x 45 x 25 cmN/AN/A108 in275 cm33-50 lbs 15-23 kgFor certain tickets
EasyJet Business22 x 17.7 x 9.8 in56 x 45 x 25 cmN/AN/A108 in275 cm33-50 lbs 15-23 kg17.7 x 14.2 x 7.8 in /45 x 36 x 20 cm
           
EmiratesEconomy22 x 15 x 8 in  55 x 38 x 20 cm15.4 lbs7 kg118 in300 cm 44 lbs 20 kgNo
EmiratesBusiness22 x 15 x 8 in  55 x 38 x 20 cm15.4 lbs7 kg118 in300 cm88 lbs 50 kgFor business / first class only
           
Frontier AirlinesEconomy10 x 16 x 24 in25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cm35 lbs15.8 kg62 in158 cm50 lbs23 kgYes 
Frontier AirlinesBusiness10 x 16 x 24 in25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cm35 lbs15.8 kg62 in158 cm50 lbs23 kg8 x 18 x 14 in /20.3 x 45.7 x 35.5 cm
           
Hawaiian AirlinesEconomy45 in  9 x 14 x 22 cm25 lbs10 kg62 in158 cm50 lbs23 kgYes
Hawaiian AirlinesBusiness45 in  9 x 14 x 22 cm25 lbs10 kg62 in158 cm70 lbs32 kgYes
           
JetBlue AirwaysEconomy22 x 14 x 9 in  55  x 35.5 x 23 cmN/AN/A62 in  158 cm50 lbs 23 kgYes 
JetBlue AirwaysBusiness22 x 14 x 9 in  55  x 35.5 x 23 cmN/AN/A62 in  158 cm50 lbs 23 kg17 x 13 x 8 in / 43.2 x 33 x 20 cm
           
Lufthansa Economy21.6 x 15.7 x 9.1 in55 x 40 x 23 cm18 lbs8 kg62 in  158 cm50 lbs 23kg70 lbs 
Lufthansa Business21.6 x 15.7 x 9.1 in55 x 40 x 23 cm18 lbs8 kg62 in  158 cm70 lbs 32 kg15.7 x 11.8 x 9.1 in /40 x 30 x 10 cm
           
Southwest AirlinesEconomy10 x 16 x 24 in 25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cmN/AN/A62 in 158 cm 50 lbs 23 kgYes 
Southwest AirlinesBusiness10 x 16 x 24 in 25.4 x 40.6 x 61 cmN/AN/A62 in 158 cm 50 lbs 23 kg18.5 x 8.5 x 13.5 in/47 x 21.5 x 34.2 cm
           
Spirit AirlinesEconomy22 x 18 x 10 in56 x 46 x 25 cmN/AN/A62 in  158 cm40 lbs18.1 kgYes 
Spirit AirlinesBusiness22 x 18 x 10 in56 x 46 x 25 cmN/AN/A62 in  158 cm40 lbs18.1 kg18 x 14 x 8 in /45 x 35 x 20 cm
           
Turkish AirlinesEconomy21.7 x 15.7 x 9 in 55 x 40 x 23 cm17.6 lbs 8 kg62 in 158 cm50 lbs 23 kgYes 
Turkish AirlinesBusiness21.7 x 15.7 x 9 in 55 x 40 x 23 cm17.6 lbs 8 kg62 in 158 cm66 lbs 30 kgYes 
           
United AirlinesEconomy9 x 14 x 22 in22 x 35 x 56 cmN/AN/A62 in158 cm 50 lbs23 kgYes
United AirlinesBusiness9 x 14 x 22 in22 x 35 x 56 cmN/AN/A62 in158 cm 70 lbs32 kg9 x 10 x 17 in /22 x 25 x 43 cm
           
Virgin AtlanticEconomy9 x 14.2 x 22 in23 x 36 x 56 cm22 lbs10 kg35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in  90 x 75 x 43 cm50 lbs 23 kgYes
Virgin AtlanticBusiness9 x 14.2 x 22 in23 x 36 x 56 cm22 lbs10 kg35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in  90 x 75 x 43 cm70 lbs32 kgYes
           
Size and weight chart

Valuable FAQ

Valuable FAQ

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

ItemsCarry-on bagChecked bag
Aerosol InsecticideNoYes (spl instruction)
Air Mattress with Built-in PumpYes (spl instruction)Yes  
Airbrush Make-up MachineYes  Yes  
Alcoholic beveragesYes  (100 ml/3.4 oz)Yes  
Alcoholic beverages over 140 proofNoNo
AmmunitionNoYes (spl instruction)
AntlersYes  Yes  
Arc Lighters, Plasma Lighters, Electronic Lighters, E-LightersNoNo
Artificial Skeleton BonesYes  Yes  
Axes and HatchetsNoYes  
Baby CarrierYes  Yes  
Baby FoodYes  Yes  
Baby FormulaYes (spl instruction)Yes  
Baby PowderYes  Yes  
Baby WipesYes  Yes  
Balloons (not inflated)Yes  Yes  
Bang SnapsNoNo
Baseball BatsNoYes  
Basketballs/Baseballs/Footballs/Soccer BallsYes  Yes  
BB GunsNoYes (spl instruction)
Bear BangersNoNo
Bear sprayNoNo
Belts, Clothes and ShoesYes  Yes  
Bicycle ChainsYes  Yes  
Bicycle PumpsYes  Yes  
BicyclesChecked with airlineChecked with airline
Billy ClubsNoYes  
BinocularsYes  Yes  
Black Jacks (Self-Defense Weapons)NoYes  
BlanketsYes  Yes  
List of Personal Items in carry-on and checked bags

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.

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