Carry-On Luggage Size

Carry-On Luggage Size
I believe the airlines will start to enforce their luggage size and weight policies closer. Eric a very studious reader, has done some research that merits everyone attention.

Manila, Ermita Philippines
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Blog of Andy --- --- Backpack Design Survey
Eric’s Findings: I have edited for clarification reasons.

The purpose was to know the lowest common denominators worldwide in the hopes of never being denied because of bag size. Because of this, height, width and depth dimensions were all arrived at independently.

H: 48 cm 18.90 in
W: 34 cm 13.39 in
D: 20 cm 07.88 in

19 x 13 x 8 inches or 48 x 34 x 20 Centimeters. (Andy inserted)

As for weight limitations, I came up with the following:

5 kg 11.02 lbs (a few)
6 kg 13.22 lbs (several)
7 kg 15.43 lbs (common)

I am using presently a 22 x 14 x 9 standard, however 22 x 14 x 8 would be more conservative. I have soft bags; I can stuff the bag into an area that does not allow hard luggage.

This number is conservative, but 19 x 13 x 8 inches, I doubt that this is enforced much, however it could be, the funny aspect is the majority of Airlines Pilots and Airline Attendants violate all this rules and carry too many bags too boot, not good examples for passengers.

Carry-On Luggage Size


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On our trip to the PH and Vietnam last winter I was continuously surprised by the size of luggage people were allowed to carry on. There seemed to be no size limit from large oversize backpacks to rolling duffels. There didn't seem to be any enforcement.

In contrast, I was busted in LA by Cathay because my small carry on luggage was over weight by their standards (15 lbs). The counter help would have caused a stir until I showed them it was over 50% medicines for my transplant.

Yes, correct, there is no way to predict the rules enforced. I do 100 believe though you will see soon a strict enforcement of rules so they can collect the excess weight or oversized bag fees.

A person must ask, check and be clear on these limitations before they purchase the ticket.

thank you very much

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