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Carry-on Bags Size and Weight Limits

Major Airlines' Carry-On Luggage Allowance

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Carry-on bags, also known as cabin baggage and hand luggage, are subject to size and weight limits by airlines.

As a general rule, most airlines' carry-on baggage rules allow for luggage that measures a total of 115 centimeters or 45 linear inches, which is the combined length, width, and depth of the bag. This measurement includes handles and wheels.
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Before or after you pass through security, carry-on luggage may be subject to weighing at the airport. Bags that exceed an airline’s size or weight allowance may be subject to a fee at the gate or removed by personnel and stowed with checked luggage. By weighing and measuring your packed carry-on bag before you leave for the airport, you can avoid extra expense and aggravation.
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Major Airlines' Carry-on Luggage Size and Weight Limits

Aer Lingus
Inches: 21.5 x 15.5 x 9.5
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 24

Aeromexico
Inches: 45
Weight: 10 lbs

Air Canada
Inches: 9 x 15.5 x 21.5
Centimeters: 55 X 40 x 23
Weight: 22 pounds

Air France
Inches: 21 x 13 x 9 Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
Weight: 12 kg

Air Jamaica
Inches: 45
Weight: 22 lbs

Air Tahiti Nui
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 22 lbs/10 kg

Alitalia
Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
Weight: 8 kg

American Airlines
Inches: 45
Weight: 40 lbs

ANA Airlines
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 25
Inches: 22 x 16 x 10
Review: Flying ANA Business Class

British Airways
Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25
Inches: 22 x 18 x 10

Cathay Pacific
Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 23
Weight: 15 lbs/7 kg

Delta
Inches: 45
Weight: 40 lbs /18 kg

EasyJet
Centimeters: 50 x 40 x 20

El Al
Inches: 22 x 18 x 10
Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25
Weight: 17 lbs /8 kg

Emirates
Inches: 22 x 15 x 8
Centimeters: 55 x 38 x 20
Weight: 15 lbs / 7 kg
Review: Flying Emirates Economy

Finnair
Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25
Inches: 22 x 18 x 10
Weight: 22 lbs / 10 kg

Hawaiian Airlines
Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
Weight: 25 lbs

Icelandair
Inches: 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 20
Weight: 22 lbs / 10 kg

Japan Airlines
Inches: 22 × 16 × 10
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 22 lbs / 10 kg

Jet Airways
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 15 lbs / 7 kg
Review: Flying Jet Airways

Jet Blue
Inches: 24 x 16 x 10

KLM
Inches: 21.5 x 10 x 13.5
Centimeters: 55 x 25 x 35
Weight: 12 kg / 26 lbs

LAN
Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
Weight: 8 kg

Lufthansa
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 23
Weight: 8 kg

Qantas
Inches: 45
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 15 lbs / 7 kg

SAS
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 23
Weight: 8 kg

Singapore Airlines
Centimeters: 115
Weight: 15 lbs / 7 kg

Southwest Airlines
Inches: 24 x 16 x 10

SWISS
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 23
Weight: 8 kg
Review: Flying SWISS Business Class

Turkish Airlines
Inches: 21.8 x 15.75 x 9
Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 23
Weight: 8 kg
Review: Flying Turkish Business Class

United Airlines
Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
Centimeters: 56 x 35 x 22

US Airways
Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 22
Weight: 40 lbs / 18 kg
Review: Flying US Airways Business Class

Virgin America
Inches: 50
Weight: 14kg / 30 lbs
Review: Flying Virgin America Economy Class

Virgin Atlantic
Inches: 23 x 14 x 9
Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 23
Weight: 22 lbs / 10 kg

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Notes:
1. Airline regulations and baggage policies are subject without notice. Be sure to check with the carrier before you fly.
2. Sizes quoted are for economy-class passengers. Airlines may permit business and first-class passengers to bring more or larger hand luggage.
3. As different airplane models may permit larger or smaller carry-on bags, determine what equipment will be used by your airline.
4. On most airlines, a briefcase, handbag, or laptop computer bag is permitted in addition to one piece of carry-on luggage.
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