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JenC025
05-06-2001, 07:28 PM
Can you take two small bags on board? We have to medium sized bags the one with the wheels I hope they are considered carry on. Do you know the size limitations? TIA Tomorrow is the BIG day :)

Riverview
05-06-2001, 07:41 PM
It varies from airline to airline. If you go to the website of your airline you should be able to find the answer.:p :bounce: :p

pbhunt
05-06-2001, 09:54 PM
Most airlines allow 2 carryons per person. There is a bin at check-in. If your bag fits inside it's legal. There are also plastic shields with cut outs on the security belts. If your bag fits through, its O.K. However, if your flight is very full (aren't they all) and the overhead storage bins are already full, you will be asked to check those black rolling carry-ons before you are allowed to board the plane. Under the seat carry-ons almost always get on. For this reason you should make sure, before leaving home, that ALL of your bags have name & address tags on them.:D

bicker
05-07-2001, 06:22 AM
Yup, and the confusing part is that most manufacturers of those 22 inch roll-a-boards claim vociferously that their bags can be carried on, but sometimes they're actually marginally over the limits (22.2 inches tall, or worse, just a bit wider than they're supposed to be so they won't even fit through the template at the x-ray machine). Furthermore, even for those bags that are "in spec" empty, they can very quickly get "out of spec" if you stuff them to any extent, since they're soft-sided.

However, even all that can be moot, since if there isn't enough room to store your bag safely, then it will be checked anyway. I've even seen times when FAs tried to check BOTH bags carried on by a passenger because there wasn't room for either. (Typically you can convince them to find a place for the smaller one, but if they're both the same size then you could truly be out of luck; FAA requirements for safely storing bags trump whatever "right" you might have to carry-on a bag, and you're technically not allow to argue with FAs about it, even to point out that other passengers probably have stored two bags in the overheads...)