August 24, 2015 | Business of Video |

Airline Carry on Rules

Carry on Camera Case

Check the latest airline carry on rules as of August, 2015. The airlines are reducing the weight and size limits for carry-on bags. So the camera gear you could take last month as carry-on may not qualify this month. There’s nothing worse than having to check camera gear as baggage when you prepared it only for carry-on. Better to be prepared. Here are the new rules for some of the US carriers:

American Airlines (American Eagle may vary. Check website)

One carry-on bag and one personal item.
Carry-on bag total dimensions may not exceed 45.3 inches (length + width + height). Maximum dimensions cannot exceed: 22 length x 14 width x 9 tall.
The bag must fit in the baggage frames located throughout the check-in area at the airport.
One personal item, such as purse, briefcase, laptop bag or a similar item such as a tote. The personal items must be smaller than your carry-on bag and must fit under the seat in front of you.

Delta

Carry-on allowance is one bag and one personal item (such as: purse, briefcase, laptop bag).
Size may not exceed 45 linear inches in combined length, width and height, including any handles and wheels.
Baggage must fit easily in the Carry-on Baggage Check – approximately sized 22 x 14 x 9 inches) – which is located near the check-in counters.
Note; for passengers traveling on Delta Connection flights & those with 50 (fifty) seats or less, are only permitted to carry personal items, due to limited overhead space.

Frontier

Carry-on allowance is one personal item per person, max. dimensions: 18 x 14 x 8 inches, which may be a handbag, backpack, briefcase, laptop.
One larger carry-on item, with max. weight of 35lbs, & max. dimensions: 24 x 16 x 10 inches but there is a charge – see the Frontier website for complete details.

Southwest Airlines

For carry-on you’re allowed one bag and one small personal item.
The personal item can include purse, briefcase, camera, laptop (case included)
Carry-on bag maximum dimensions: 10 x 16 x 24 inches.
Weight restriction not specified.

United Airlines

You can carry-on one bag and one personal item per person.
Carry-on bag maximum dimensions 14 x 9 x 22 inches.
Personal item maximum dimensions, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item must be no larger than 9 x 10 x 17 inches.
Weight restriction not specified.

US Airways

For carry-on you’re allowed one bag and one personal item.
The personal item needs to be smaller than your carry-on item & must fit under the seat in front of you.
Carry-on maximum dimensions 14 x 9 x 22 inches or 45 linear inches.
Weight restriction not specified.

Virgin Atlantic

One item of Carry-On
Approx. 9 x 14 x 22 inches,
Max weight: 22 lbs or 26 lbs for Virgin First Class.

Virgin Atlantic – Upper Class (First Class)

Two items of Carry-On
Approx. 9 x 14 x 22 inches for each one
Maximum weight combined = 35.2 lbs (max. weight individual item = 26.4 lbs.)

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2 thoughts on “Airline Carry on Rules

  1. NaME

    So ALL of these airlines suddenly decided to charge more for carryons and change their policies *(AT THE SAME TIME?)

    Price Fixing Much?

    In the United States, price fixing can be prosecuted as a criminal federal offense under section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

    Yet another example of how corporations now run this country and the people are nothing more than pawns in their game.

  2. Hal Post author

    I don’t believe carry-on fees were all raised at the same time. All I know is that these are the rules at this moment.

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