What carry-on size should I pick?

Even if every airline has their own restrictions when it comes to carry-on size, some sizes work pretty much everywhere. Learn how to make traveling as convenient as possible by picking the right size.

Are you going on vacation and want to find the best possible carry-on bag for your trip, without having to worry about it not fitting the rules? This is not always easy, considering every airline has their own restrictions when it comes to both size, dimensions and weight of your carry-on. The restrictions can also vary depending on if it’s a domestic or international flight.

Find the right carry-on size

With that being said, many major airlines follow the same standard. A common size that you will find around the world is 22 x 14 x 9 inches, or 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters. For example this is the standard for most airlines in the US, together with some major operators in Asia and Europe.

To find the restrictions for each airline, we recommend that you follow the link below to see our list of airlines around the world.

When it comes to the weight of your carry-on, this also varies quite a bit between the different airlines. Make sure to check the rules for your chosen airlines to avoid having to pay extra or unpack at check-in.

Carry-on size – low cost airlines

Note that the low cost operators normally have other rules when it comes to carry-on luggage. Where major airlines allow you to bring a regular size carry-on onboard for free, this is usually connected with a fee on the low cost airlines. If you don’t want to pay extra for your carry-on, it usually needs to fit the size limit of 16 x 10 x 8 inches (40 x 25 x 20 centimeters) and fit under the seat in front of you.

Staying up-to-date with carry-on weight & dimensions

Different airlines and parts of the world have different size and weight restrictions for carry on luggage. Carryonsize.com will help you find the correct bag dimensions and the optimal carry-on luggage to buy.