What Is the Maximum Weight for Carry-on Luggage?


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Southwest Airlines has the highest listed maximum weight for carry-on luggage at 50 pounds. Most airlines, however, do not specify weight limits and instead choose to set restrictions for carry on luggage according to size.

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U.S. Airways, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Allegiant Air are the other companies with available maximum-weight restrictions for carry-on luggage, which range from 25 to 40 pounds.

All airlines specify size restrictions for luggage. There are two basic sizes for carry-on luggage: 24 inches long by 16 inches wide by 10 inches high; and 22 inches long by 14 inches wide by 9 inches high.

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