1 Measure your bag
The size of your luggage is measured H x L x W
To assist you in this process, we have labeled each luggage item on our site with their corresponding dimensions.
If you are measuring your luggage on your home, make sure to include wheels and handles in your total dimensions.
2 Weigh your Bag
EXPERT WEIGHING TIP
Prior to packing your bags, make sure you know the total weight of your luggage. To help with this process, we have provided the total weight of each empty luggage item on our site.
This tool will show you the total weight of your luggage before, and after it is packed.
3 Packing Your Luggage
EXPERT PACKING TIP
Pack your luggage using eBags’ packing cubes. By organizing your items into packing cubes, you can easily separate your clothing, accessories, and toiletries into their appropriate places. Packing cubes can also be a way to quickly reduce the weight of your luggage. If you find you have gone over weight limits at baggage check in, simply remove one (or more) packing cubes from your luggage and add them to your carry-on and voila! Crisis adverted!
Packing your Bag
In order to comply with the FAA and to keep passenger overhead bins less cluttered and safe, airlines have limited passengers to one piece of carry-on luggage and one smaller personal item (briefcase, backpack or handbag).
Carry-On Luggage Regulations
|Shop Carry-On Bags by Airline||Inches||Centimeters||Weight|
|Aer Lingus||21 x 15.5 x 9.5||53 x 39 x 24||22 lbs.|
|AeroMexico||22 x 14 x 9||55 x 35 x 22||22 lbs.|
|Air Canada||21.5 x 15.5 x 9||54 x 39 x 22||22 lbs.|
|Air France||21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9||55 x 35 x 25||22 lbs.|
|Air New Zealand||46.5 total linear||118 total linear||15 lbs.|
|AirTran Airways||24 x 16 x 10||60 x 40 x 25||--|
|Alaska Airlines||24 x 17 x 10||60 x 43 x 25||--|
|Alitalia||21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9||55 x 35 x 25||17.6 lbs.|
|All Nippon Airways||22 x 16 x 10||55 x 40 x 25||22 lbs.|
|American Airlines||22 x 14 x 9||55 x 35 x 22||--|
|British Airways||22 x 18 x 10||55 x 45 x 25||51 lbs.|
|Cathay Pacific||22 x 14 x 9||55 x 35 x 22||15 lbs.|
|Delta Airlines||22 x 14 x 9||55 x 35 x 22||--|
|El Al||21.2 x 17.7 x 9.8||53 x 44 x 24||15.4 lbs.|
|Frontier Airlines||24 x 16 x 10||60 x 40 x 25||35 lbs.|
|Hawaiian Airlines||22 x 14 x 9||55 x 35 x 22||25 lbs.|
|IATA||21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5||54 x 34 x 19||--|
|Icelandair||21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8||54 x 39 x 19||--|
|Japan Airlines||22 x 16 x 10||55 x 40 x 25||22 lbs.|
|JetBlue Airways||22 x 14 x 9||55 x 35 x 22||--|
|KLM||21.5 x 13.5 x 10||54 x 34 x 25||26 lbs.|
|Korean Air||21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8||54 x 39 x 19||25 lbs.|
|Lufthansa||21.6 x 15.7 x 9||54 x 39 x 22||17 lbs.|
|Philippine Airlines||45 total linear||114 total linear||15 lbs.|
|Qantas Airways||45 total linear||114 total linear||15 lbs.|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||45 total linear||114 total linear||19.8 lbs.|
|Scandinavian Airlines||22 x 16 x 9||55 x 40 x 22||18 lbs.|
|Singapore Airlines||45 total linear||114 total linear||15 lbs.|
|Southwest Airlines||24 x 16 x 10||60 x 40 x 25||--|
|Spirit Airlines||22 x 18 x 10||55 x 45 x 25||--|
|Sun Country Airlines||24 x 16 x 11||60 x 40 x 27||35 lbs.|
|Thai Airways||22 x 18 x 10||55 x 45 x 25||15 lbs.|
|United Airlines||22 x 14 x 9||55 x 35 x 22||--|
|Virgin America||24 x 16 x 10||60 x 40 x 25||--|
|Virgin Atlantic||22 x 14 x 9||55 x 35 x 22||22 lbs.|
Checked Luggage Regulations
Under FAA regulations, anything that is larger than your airline’s carry-on bag weight/height restrictions must be checked. Each piece of checked luggage must also meet your airline’s checked luggage policies. Anything larger than the airline’s standard regulations may require additional fees. For a more complete look at your airline’s luggage restrictions by class, active duty passenger discounts, pet regulations and international travel, please see your airline's website.
If you plan to lock your checked luggage, be sure to purchase a set of TSA approved locks (if your luggage didn't come with it). Because checked luggage may be opened for inspection, traditional locks may be cut. TSA approved locks help prevent damage to your luggage and locks. Also be sure to attach luggage tags to both your carry on and checked luggage for easy identification and for security purposes.