Airline Carry-On Luggage Regulations

Every traveler going on flights usually bring along with them carry-on bags on board. But different airlines may also have different regulations concerning carry-on bags and what may be allowable inside  their planes. They may have their own issues regarding allowable compartment storage spaces on board, thus the need to regulate allowable carry-on bags on flights.

Generally, a carry on should measure around 22 inches by 14 inches. It should just be small enough to fit below the  passenger’s seat or inside the overhead compartment. There are also airlines that are strict with weight limits on carry-on bags. Here is a guide on carry-on bags for the major US airlines in case you might be traveling in one of them.

American Airlines

Passengers are allowed to have a carry-on bag that measures 45 linear inches, which is a sum of its length, width and height. It should also have a maximum weight of 40 lbs. Aside from a carry on, passengers are also allowed to bring along a purse, laptop, a briefcase or a small tote.

Continental Airlines

Passengers onboard Continental Airlines are allowed carry-on bags that measure 51 linear inches. They should also weigh around 40 lbs and not more. But passengers may also be allowed to carry with them a purse, laptop, briefcase or a small tote aside from the carry-on bag.

Delta Airlines

Passengers are allowed to a carry on measuring around 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches and not more. Carry-on bags also follow a weight limit of 40 lbs. But passengers may also be able to bring with them a purse, laptop, briefcase or a small tote aside from the carry on.

Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines have the same carry on requirements as Delta Airlines with regards to the carry on measurements and weight limit.

Southwest Airlines

Passengers on board Southwest Airlines are allowed to carry a bag on board that measures 24 inches x 16 inches x 10 inches. The airlines did not specify any weight limits on the said carry-on bags that their passengers bring with them. In addition, passengers are also allowed to bring along either a purse, laptop, briefcase or a small tote aside from their carry on.

United Airlines

United Airlines passengers are allowed to a carry on measuring 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches. It should also have a maximum weight limit of 40 lbs.  In addition, passengers may also carry with them either a purse, laptop, briefcase or a small tote on board.

US Airways

Passengers of US Airways are allowed to bring with them a carry on that measures 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches. It should also weigh up to 40 lbs and not more. But passengers are also allowed to carry along with them either a purse, laptop, briefcase or a small tote aside from their carry-on bag.

 
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