Carry On Luggage Size and Weight by Airline

Fred Perrotta
Frequent travelers know the importance of carry on bags to prevent checking luggage with its associated fees, inconveniences, and possibility of theft or loss. Unfortunately, carry on size and weight restrictions differ by airline. We designed the Tortuga Travel Backpack to fit within the most common dimensions of 22″x14″x9″. Below is a list of size and weight restrictions for carry on luggage (aka cabin luggage aka hand luggage) by airline. At the very bottom of the post is a pdf with additional details including the original metric measurements for foreign airlines. DISCLAIMER: Please check with your carrier’s website before flying as we are not liable for any errors or resulting checked bag fees. The numbers below are approximations. All US measurements for foreign airlines are estimated based on metric measurements. The measurements were found on airline websites in January 2011. In the case of differing restrictions by cabin, we chose the economy rules. Aer Lingus carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 22 lbs Air Berlin carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 13 lbs (18 lbs incl. laptop) Air Canada carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 9″, 22 lbs Air China carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 11 lbs Air France carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 10″, 26 lbs Air New Zealand carry on: 22″ x 14.5″ x 9″, 15 lbs AirAsia carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 15 lbs AirTran Airways carry on: 24″ x 18″ x 13″, no weight listed Alaska Airlines carry on: 24″ x 17″ x 10″, no weight listed Alitalia Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 10″, 18 lbs American Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, no weight listed ANA (All Nippon Airways) carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 9″, 22 lbs Asiana Airlines carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 9″, 22 lbs Austrian Airlines carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 9″, 18 lbs British Airways carry on: 22″ x 18″ x 10″, no weight listed Cathay Pacific Airways carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 15 lbs China Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 15 lbs Continental Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 45 lbs Delta Air Lines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, no weight listed easyJet carry on: 22″ x 18″ x 10″, no weight listed Emirates Airlines carry on: 22″ x 15″ x 8″, 15 lbs Frontier Airlines carry on: 24″ x 15.5″ x 9.5″, 35 lbs Garuda Indonesia carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 12.5″, 15 lbs Hawaiian Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 25 lbs Iberia Airways carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, no weight listed Jet Airways carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 10″, 15 lbs JetBlue Airways carry on: 24″ x 16″ x 10″, no weight listed Jetstar Airways carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 22 lbs Kingfisher Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 10″, 15 lbs Korean Air carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 26 lbs LAN Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 10″, 18 lbs Lion Air carry on: 16″ x 12″ x 8″, 22 lbs Lufthansa carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 18 lbs Malaysia Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 11 lbs Norwegian Air Shuttle carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 9″, 22 lbs Qantas Airways carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 15 lbs Qatar Airways carry on: 20″ x 14.5″ x 10″, 15 lbs Ryanair carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 22 lbs SAS (Scandanavian Airlines) carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 9″, 18 lbs Singapore Airlines carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 15 lbs Southwest Airlines carry on: 24″ x 16″ x 10″, no weight listed Swiss International Air Lines carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 18 lbs TAM Airlines carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 8″, 11 lbs Thai Airways carry on: 22″ x 18″ x 10″, 15 lbs Turkish Airlines carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 9″, 18 lbs United Airlines carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, no weight listed US Airways carry on: 22″ x 14″ x 9″, 40 lbs Virgin America carry on: 24″ x 16″ x 10″, 16 lbs Virgin Blue carry on: 19″ x 13″ x 9″, 15 lbs WestJet carry on: 22″ x 16″ x 9″, 22 lbs **Full PDF including original metric measurements: Airline Carry On Luggage Size Restrictions    

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