When Carry-On Luggage Isn’t Carry-On Size

Consumer Reports published an article today saying that many carry-on size bags don’t actually measure up to the manufacturer’s stated dimensions. Most, in fact, are actually larger.

This is something I’ve pointed out numerous times especially when it comes to wheeled bags. Unless you take your own tape measure to the bag prior to your first trip, you could be surprised when you get to the airport and are told you have to check your brand new bag.

You can read the entire article here.

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2 Responses to When Carry-On Luggage Isn’t Carry-On Size

  1. gafer says:

    All the more reason not to use a wheeled bag. A soft sided wheel less bag will smash down into the bag sizer every time. In fact, over the last nearly two years of one-bagging I’ve never had the gate crew ask me to put my bag in the bag sizer. This used to happen all the time with my previous wheel-aboard.

    • teejaydee says:

      “A soft sided wheel less bag will smash down into the bag sizer every time”.

      Not every time. If the passenger over-fills a soft-sided bag that when empty is close to the limit, it will quickly bulge to the extent that it will not fit the sizer, however much squashing is performed. At least a hard-sided case will remain the same size whether empty or full.

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