Carry-On Bag Rules From Major U.S. Airlines
Laura Lee - August 8, 2019

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness



If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

Hey, travelers! We all know that the most stressful part of traveling can sometimes be right at the beginning starting at the airport. It’s such a struggle making sure to meticulously pack a carry-on bag so that all the essentials are in your reach only to get to the gate and find out it’s too big and has to be checked. It’s happened to all of us. And its really one of those overlooked factors when planning a trip. Major U.S. airlines have some pretty strict carry-on bag rules. These are readily available on every airline’s website and still, most of us aren’t aware of them. Yes, there is some leeway, but the overhead storage is built to accommodate a certain sized bag.

 

If you’re wondering why the rules sometimes seem pretty flexible, like sometimes you get away with getting that extra stuffed carry-on into the plane is because some flights aren’t sold out. So the gate attendant might be willing to let you on with a carry-on that is a little larger than the airline’s regulation. Sometimes, if it fits the bin, no worries. But if you are on a flight that is booked to full capacity, you definitely can’t count of sneaking your big bag on with you. And one last overlooked fact of flying: if you are one of the last to board the plane, you might be forced to check your bag because there’s no room left in the cabin.

 

 

So what to do? What is the best way to ensure that you and your carry on end up on that plane? Make sure you are within the required carry-on regulations for the particular airline you are flying. The general rule is that U.S. airlines permit economy luggage measures 45 inches wide, no weight limit, as long as it fits in the overhead storage bin. And exception: if you’re plane is smaller and the crew decides to check bags.

 

Each airline has its own specific rules. Here are some of the major airlines’ rules:

 

JetBlue passengers carry on bags must be no larger than 22″ x 14″ x 9″. No weight restrictions.

Delta passengers carry-on bags must be no larger than 22” x 14” x 9”. No weight restrictions.

United Airlines passengers carry-on bags must be no larger than 22″ x 14″ x 9″. No weight restrictions.

 

Whichever airline you are flying, be sure to check out the company’s website before you pack.