Will your bag match? Possibly. Possibly not.

This chart greets vacationers at boarding gates for worldwide flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

Little question, there’s one thing that appears like this at your airport too.

The chart lists the utmost dimensions – together with handles and wheels – of the under-seat and carry-on baggage for every airline that flies out of this airport.

And the chart is so busy as a result of the utmost measurement for every airline could be a wee bit totally different.

Fly on Alaska Airways, United Airways, or Virgin Atlantic, and the carry-on bag restrict is 22 inches X 14″ inches by 9 inches. Board a Finnair, Lufthansa, or Turkish Airline flight and, in response to this chart, your bag should not exceed 22 inches X 16 inches X 9 inches.

What occurs in case your bag exceeds the utmost dimension dimensions allowed by your airline?

Usually nothing.

But when gate brokers for what is certain to be a full flight begin measuring baggage, or when push involves shove when there’s no extra room within the overhead bins for everybody’s bag, the suitcase that’s an inch or two over the official measurement will possible be the one which gate brokers declare must be checked.

Usually on the passenger’s expense.

Keep away from being ‘that particular person’ by checking your airline’s dimension restrictions for carry-on baggage and measuring yours earlier than you allow house. In case your bag simply meets the rules or, higher but, is a wee bit smaller, jot down your measurements in case you’re challenged.

Tucking a tiny retractable or foldable fabric ruler in your pocket wouldn’t harm both.

And whilst you’re at it. Verify to see if there are weight restrictions for carry-on baggage too.

Have you ever had a carry-on bag rejected as a result of it was a wee too large? Inform us the story.

(Set up by artist Joel Ross – Room 28)

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