Not everyone is aware of all the rules and regulations of flying. Now talking about luggage, if you have ever found yourself asking questions such as ‘what does 62 linear inches’ or ’45 linear inches mean’, then you have come to the right place. In this Vacayholics article, we take a look at the restrictions on the luggage size on airplanes, and show you how to measure your luggage to make sure that it is ‘flight-suitable’.
Along with size, airlines also have restrictions on the weight of the luggage that you are allowed to carry. Therefore, once your packing is done, be sure to weigh your luggage using a luggage scale before you leave for the airport.
Traveling by public airlines requires you to strictly adhere to their rules and restrictions. This includes the restrictions that they have imposed on the size and weight of the luggage that you can carry on-board a flight. Not knowing or not following this will leave you paying extra ‘checked’ baggage fees, ‘over-sized’ baggage fees, not to mention having to face some embarrassment.
So, in the following lines, we will take a look at the rules regarding airline luggage size restrictions. After that, we will tell you how to measure your luggage, so that you know whether or not it fits within these rules.
This is how to measure in linear inches/centimeters. Now you can calculate your luggage size, both in linear inches or centimeters. Compare the values that you get with those specified by your chosen airline. Typically, the carry-on luggage measurement should be under 45 linear inches, while the checked luggage should be less than 62 linear inches. In case your luggage falls within these specifications, then you can take it along for free. However, if it exceeds these sizes, be prepared to pay an extra fee for having it transported along.