What Is the Maximum Luggage Size That Can Be Carried on an Airplane?


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As of 2015, some airlines allow carry-ons up to 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches, such as Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines. The exact maximum luggage size passengers can carry on an airplane depends on the individual airline.

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The International Air Transport Association recommends travelers limit airline carry-on luggage sizes to 21.5 inches by 13.5 inches by 7.5 inches. American Airlines allows passengers to carry on bags as large as a total linear measurement of 45 inches including wheels and handles. The airline also allows travelers to bring checked luggage up to 62 inches on the airplane. Southwest Airlines offers a large maximum size for carry-on luggage at 24 inches by 16 inches by 10 inches.

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