Carry-On Baggage Tips
Planning a trip?
Thinking about carrying on your luggage?
If so, here are a few tips for you:
- The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag). Anything larger should be checked.
- No oversize packages or luggage can be stowed onboard.
- Plan to check more of your baggage and carry on less.
- Check with your airline before packing to determine its carry-on guidelines regarding the number of items you may carry on and the maximum size of those items.
- In certain situations the airline may require most or even all of your bags to be checked, so be prepared to do so.
- Carry-on items which may fall from overhead bins can injure you or other passengers during flight or in the event of an emergency evacuation.
- Stow heavy items under the seat in front of you, not overhead.
- Don't stack items in the overhead storage bin.
- If an emergency evacuation is necessary, leave your carry-on items on the plane. Retrieving personal items may impede the safe evacuation of passengers.
- Remember, be safety conscious when stowing your carry-on items.
Have a Question?
- Call your airline or visit its website.
- Check with your travel agent.
- Visit the Air Travel section of the Transportation Security Administration website.
A public service announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration and supported by the Luggage & Leather Goods Manufacturers of America AFS-200-99-01