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What are the typical airline luggage size restrictions?

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Luggage brought onto airplanes may measure no more than 45 linear inches for carry-on baggage and 62 linear inches for checked baggage, which can weigh no more than 50 pounds. Linear inches are the sum of the three dimensions of the bag.

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What are the typical airline luggage size restrictions?
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Many airlines restrict the dimensions of carry-on bags to 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches with a weight of less than 40 pounds. Dimensions of checked baggage are limited to 27 inches by 21 inches by 14 inches.

In addition to one piece of carry-on baggage per passenger, most airlines allow one personal item, including briefcases, handbags, laptop computers and small book bags.

Most airlines allow oversized and overweight checked bags for a fee.

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