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Airline Carry On Baggage Rules
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The US Congress and European Union have established laws to regulate airline baggage size, weight and content for all commercial carriers.  Baggage content for both carry on and checked baggage is restricted by TSA and is subject to inspection at any time.

General limit for Checked Baggage is combined dimensions L x W x D of 62-inches and 50 Lbs weight.  Restrictions pertain primarily due to dimensions of baggage handling equipment and aircraft baggage containers.

Primarily the size limits ensure that bags carried on board can be stored below seats or in overhead compartments.  USA HR 2870 (June 2009) restricts carry on to 56 x 45 x 25 centimeters (22 x 17.75 x 9.85 inches), but airlines set maximum sizes smaller to ensure baggage fits into the spaces on their aircraft. 

Passengers may also carry on one of the following small items:  purse, briefcase, notebook computer, or tote bag.  Weight restrictions may apply. 

See FAA Baggage Tips
Always check with the airline for up to date carry on baggage regulations.  Information may change without notice. 
* Limitations vary for airline elite program members and first class passengers.

Airline Bags 
per person *
Max Dimensions
(inches, unless noted)
Max Wt
Air France 1 22 x 14 x 9 12 Kg
(26 Lbs)
carry-on info
Air Tran 1 55-in linear
(L+W+H)
-
carry-on info
Alaska Air / Horizon 1 24 x 17 x 10 -
carry-on info
American 1 45-in linear
(L+W+H) 
40 Lbs
carry-on info
America West 1 51-in linear
(L+W+H)
-
carry-on info
British Airways 1 22 x 16 x 8 26 Lbs
carry-on info
China 1 56x36x23cm 
(22x14x9 in)
 7 Kg
carry-on info
Continental 1 51-in linear
(L+W+H)
40 Lbs
carry-on info
Delta 1 22 x 14 x 9  40 Lbs
carry-on info
Frontier 1 49-in linear
24 x 15.5 x 9.5
  35 Lbs
carry-on info
Hawaiian 1 45-in linear
9 x 14 x 22
25 Lbs
carry-on info
JetBlue 1 17 x 12½ x 8 (under seat)
26 x 18 x 12 (AirBus)
24 x 16 x 10 (Emraer)
-
carry-on info
Lufthansa 1 55 x 40 x 23 cm
(22 x 16 x 9 in)
8 Kg
(17 Lbs)
carry-on info
Northwest 1 22 x 14 x 9  40 Lbs
carry-on info
SAS 1 115-cm linear
(45 linear in)
55 x 40 x 23 cm
(22 x 16 x 9 in)
8 Kg
(17 Lbs)
carry-on info
Singapore 1 115-cm linear
(45 linear in)
7 Kg
(15 Lbs)
carry-on info
Southwest 1 24 x 16 x 10 -
carry-on info
Spirit 1 22 x 13 x 10 40 Lbs
carry-on info
United 1 22 x 14 x 9 40 Lbs
carry-on info
US Airways 1 22 x 14 x 9 40 Lbs
carry-on info
Virgin Atlantic 1 22 x 14 x 9 35 Lbs
carry-on info
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