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Carry-On Luggage Rules

To make your trip easier, we have compiled the following table about carry-on luggage requirements for USA domestic airlines. For a complete list of all worldwide airline rules and their fees, check out this excellent table at FareCompare.com

 

What is a Carry-On Bag?

Each airline has its own carry-on luggage policy. Please use the links in the table below to view the policy of each airline. Keep in mind that gate agents and flight attendants reserve the right to allow or refuse anything they want on board a flight.  In most cases as long as you are close to the guidelines for a carry-on you should be allowed to bring it on your flight. Also, bin sizes will vary by type of aircraft so an item that meets the carry-on size may not fit in some smaller bins. Some airlines also have a weight limit, but this is usually only on checked luggage. Please check with your airline BEFORE you pack.

There is no such thing as an “FAA-approved carry-on” or “government-approved carry-on,” so be wary of products that make these claims.

 

Airline

Allowance

Max weight

per piece

Maximum size per piece

Air Tran

1 plus 1 personal item

-

55″

Alaska

1 plus 1 personal item

-

10″H x 17″W x 24″L

American

1 plus 1 personal item

40lbs

45″

Delta

1 plus 1 personal item

40lbs

All items must each fit in atemplate approx 22″ x 14″ x 9″

Frontier

1 plus 1 personal item

35lbs

49″

Hawaiian

1 plus 1 personal item

25lbs

45″ or 22″ x 14″ x 9″

Horizon 1 plus 1 personal item   10″H x 17″W x 24″L

JetBlue

1 plus 1 personal item

-

Airbus A320: 26″ x 18″ x 12″

EMBRAER 190: 24″ x 16″ x 10″

Southwest

1 plus 1 personal item

-

24″ x 16″ x 10″

Spirit

1 piece, no personal items

40lbs

22″ x 13″ x 10″

United

1 plus 1 personal item

-

22″ x 14″ x 9″

US Airways

1 plus 1 personal item

40lbs total

24″ x 16″ x 10″ for overhead21″ x 16″ x 8″ for under seat

To make your trip easier we are providing these guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Make Your Trip Better Using 3-1-1

3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.

Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.

Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience. 3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.

Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.

More information from the Transportation Security Administration