Going for an airline ride? If it is an international air flight that we’re going for, then chances are, the rules and limitations for cabin luggage size would be much more stringent. To guide us in packing our stuff for international airline trips, here are some of the things we would need to understand about cabin luggage sizes.
Rules for Hand Carried Luggage
Hand carried luggage, also referred to as carry on baggage, basically refers to luggage that the passenger brings with him upon going on board the plane. As many of us understand, hand luggage should be smaller in size than the checked in luggage and should contain the most essential stuff we have when going on airline travel. Many countries require that each passenger only have one hand carried luggage, and that means either a shoulder bag, a back pack bag, or a travel bag that is smaller in size than the bag that they check in.
Basically, for a piece of luggage to pass for hand carried luggage, its size and dimensions should be able to fit inside the compartment that the airline has allotted for its passengers’ hand items, or under the seat that is in front of them, especially if it is an economy flight. To serve as a guide for those who are on the lookout for the perfect bag that will serve as their hand carried luggage, the common dimensions are usually 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches.
Most of the time, airline companies also allow another hand piece for each passenger other than their hand carried bag. This other hand carried piece can either be a purse, a laptop bag, or a briefcase. If the passenger will also be towing around his umbrella or coat with him, that will be all right as well, provided that these pass through the security screening process.
Rules for Checked in Luggage
When it comes to checked in luggage, the size and weight permissions would, of course, be bigger, provided that when the passenger’s check in luggage would exceed the size and weight permissions, he will be paying over baggage fees. For many airline companies, usually, the allowance per passenger is up to three checked in bags. Each checked in bags must weigh not more than 50 pounds, although there are some airlines that would now allow up to 70 pounds per checked in baggage. Each baggage must also have a size of not more than 62 inches only.