carry on luggage size

Most travelers can bring on board one full-sized carry-on bag plus one personal item free of charge. If you have purchased Basic Economy for a trans-Atlantic flight, you’ll still be allowed both carry-on items. For all other Basic Economy tickets, you will only be allowed one personal item, unless you are a Premier® member or a primary card member using a qualifying MileagePlus credit card.footnote1 Everyone else who is traveling on a Basic Economy ticket and brings a full-sized carry-on bag to the gate will be required to check their bag and pay the applicable checked bag fee plus a $25 gate handling charge. Payment is by credit card only.

To help make the boarding process as smooth as possible for everyone, please make sure that these items are within the size limits described below, so they’ll fit into the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.

Please note that there are additional carry-on guidelines for United Express® flights.

Carry-on bag The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels.

Personal item

The maximum dimensions for your personal item that fits under the seat in front of you, such as a shoulder bag, purse, laptop bag or other small item, are 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm). If you are traveling on a Basic Economy ticket, your personal item will be the only item you can bring on board.

Any item larger than the carry-on baggage size and any item above the carry-on and personal item allowance will be checked to your final destination, and checked baggage service chargesmay apply.

Bag sizers are available in the check-in area, so you can double check the size of your items once you get to the airport.

You’re also allowed to bring the following items on board, in addition to your one bag and one personal item limit footnote2:

  • Jacket or umbrella
  • Reading material
  • Food or merchandise purchased in the airport
  • Assistive devices (collapsible wheelchair, cane, one set of crutches, medical devices needed to administer prescription medications, portable oxygen concentrator, etc.)
  • FAA-approved child restraint system or safety seat
  • Diaper bag
  • Camera
  • Breast pump
  • Pet carrier (service charges apply for in-cabin pets)

You can purchase a ticket for an item that is too fragile or bulky to be handled as checked baggage. These items can be carried on board and transported in a seat. See our Cabin-seat Baggage page for more information.

Carry-On Luggage Size Chart by Airline

Chart and airline pages updated as of May 2018.
All information is pulled from airline websites as a resource. Airline websites are the authority and can change at any time. We are not responsible for discrepancies.

Using the carry-on luggage size chart: Filter by region. Sort by airline name, dimensions, or weight. Switch between imperial and metric. Click on the airline name for more info on number of items allowed and other variations in the airline carry on luggage rules.

Airline Dimensions
(H x W x D) (inches)
Weight
(lbs)
Personal
Item
Allowed
Important
Notes
Adria Airways 21.5 x 15.5 x 9 17.6
Aegean Airlines 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 17.6
Aer Lingus 21.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 22
Aeroflot 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 22
Aerolineas Argentinas 45 linear 18
Aeroméxico 22 x 14 x 9 22
Air Asia 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Air Austral 21.6 x 17.7 x 7.8 22
Air Baltic 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 17.6
Air Canada 21.5 x 15.5 x 9
Air China 22 x 16 x 8 11
Air Corsica 21.5 x 13.5 x 10 17.6
Air Europa 21.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 22
Air France 21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9 26
Air India 22 x 14 x 10 17.6
Air Italy 21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 17.6
Air Macau 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Air Malta 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 22
Air Mauritius 45.2 linear 15.4
Air Moldova 19.6 x 15.7 x 9.8 17.6
Air New Zealand 46.5 linear 15
Air Serbia 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 17.6
Air Tahiti 17 x 13 x 7 11
Air Tahiti Nui 45 linear 22
Air Transat 20 x 16 x 9 22
Air Vanuatu 18.9 x 13.3 x 9 11
Alaska Airlines 22 x 14 x 9
Alitalia 21.5 x 13.5 x 10 17.6
Allegiant Air 22 x 14 x 9
American Airlines 22 x 14 x 9
ANA 22 x 16 x 10 22
Armenia Aircompany 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 15.4
Asiana Airlines 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 22
Astra Airlines 19.6 x 11.8 x 7.8 15.4
Atlantic Airways 19.5 x 15.5 x 10 17.6
Atlas Global 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 17.6
Aurigny 21.6 x 14.1 x 7.8 22
Austrian Airlines 21.5 x 15.5 x 9 17.6
Avianca Airlines 45 linear 22
Azerbaijan Airlines 21.6 x 15.7 x 9 22
Azores Airlines 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 17
Azul 45.2 linear 22
Bahamasair 22 x 14 x 9 20
Bangkok Airways 22 x 14 x 9 11
Belavia 21.6 x 15.5 x 8 17.6
BH Air 23.6 x 15.7 x 11.8 15.4
Blue Air 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 22
Blue Panorama Airlines 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 22
British Airways 22 x 18 x 10 51
Brussels Airlines 21.5 x 15.5 x 9 26.5
Bulgaria Air 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 22
Cambodia Angkor Air 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Cape Air 45 linear 20
Caribbean Airlines 45 linear 22
Carpatair 21.7 x 15.7 x 7.9 11
Cathay Pacific 22 x 14 x 9 15
Cayman Airways 23 x 13 x 9 40
Cebu Pacific 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
China Airlines 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
China Eastern 21.6 x 15.8 x 7.9 22
China Southern 45 linear 11
Condor 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 13.2
Copa Airlines 22 x 14 x 10 22
Corsair International 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 26.5
Croatia Airlines 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 17.6
Cubana 45 linear 11
Czech Airlines 22 x 17.5 x 9.5 17.6
Delta Air Lines 22 x 14 x 9
easyJet 22 x 17.7 x 9.8
Edelweiss 21.6 x 15.7 x 9 17.6
Egypt Air 17.6
El Al 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 17.6
Emirates 22 x 15 x 8 15
Ethiopian Airlines 21.6 x 15.7 x 9 15.4
Etihad Airways 19.6 x 15.7 x 9.8 15
Eurowings 21.5 x 15.5 x 9 17.6
Eva Air 22 x 14 x 9 15
Fiji Airways 21.6 x 15.7 x 9 15
Finnair 22 x 18 x 10 17.5
Flybe 21.5 x 13.7 x 7.8 22
Frontier Airlines 24 x 16 x 10 35
Garuda Indonesia 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Georgian Airways 45.2 linear 17.6
GOL Airlines 22 x 16 x 10 22
Gulf Air 17 x 15 x 12 13.2
Hainan Airlines 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 11
Hawaiian Airlines 22 x 14 x 9 25
Helvetic Airways 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 11
HK Express 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Hong Kong Airlines 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
HOP 21.6 x 13.7 x 9.8 26.4
Iberia 21.5 x 17.7 x 9.8
Icelandair 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 22
IndiGo Airlines 21.6 x 13.7 x 9.8 15.4
Interjet 21 x 15 x 9 22
Japan Airlines 22 x 16 x 10 22
Jet Airways 21.7 x 13.7 x 10 15.4
Jet Time 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 11
Jet2.com 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 22
JetBlue Airways 22 x 14 x 9
Jetstar 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Kenya Airways 21.5 x 13.7 x 9.8 26.4
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 21.5 x 13.5 x 10 26
Korean Air 21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 25
Kulula.com 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Kuwait Airways 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Lao Airlines 24 x 12 x 7 15.4
LATAM Airlines 21 x 14 x 9 17
LIAT Airlines 21 x 14 x 8 15
Loganair 15.7 x 13.7 x 7 13
LOT Polish Airlines 21.5 x 15.5 x 9 17.6
Lufthansa 21.5 x 15.7 x 9 17.6
Luxair 21.5 x 15.7 x 9 16
Malaysia Airlines 22 x 14 x 9 15
Mango Airlines 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Maya Island Air 15
MIAT Mongolian Airlines 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 11
Montenegro Airlines 21.5 x 15.7 x 7.8 17.6
NokAir 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Norwegian 21.5 x 15.9 x 9 22
Olympic Air 21.5 x 15.5 x 9 17.6
Oman Air 45 linear 15.4
Peach 19.6 x 15.7 x 9.8 22
Pegasus Airlines 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 17.6
Philippines Airlines 45 linear 15
Porter Airlines 22 x 16 x 9 20
Qantas 22 x 14 x 9 15
Qatar Airways 20 x 15 x 10 15
Ravn Alaska 18 x 14 x 10 20
REX Regional Express Airlines 19 x 13 x 9 15.4
Royal Air Maroc 45 linear 22
Royal Brunei Airlines 22 x 15 x 8 15
Royal Jordanian Airlines 20 x 16 x 9 15.4
Ryanair 15.7 x 9.8 x 7.8
S7 Airlines 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 22
SAS Scandinavian Airlines 22 x 16 x 9 18
Saudia Airlines 45 linear 15.4
Scoot Airlines 21.2 x 14.9 x 9 22
SilkAir 45.2 linear 15.4
Singapore Airlines 45.2 linear 15.4
SmartWings 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 17.6
South African Airways 22 x 14 x 9 17.6
Southwest Airlines 24 x 16 x 10
SpiceJet 21.6 x 13.7 x 9.8 15.4
Spirit Airlines 22 x 18 x 10
Spring Airlines 15.7 x 11.8 x 7.8 11
Sri Lankan Airlines 22 x 14 x 9 15.4
Sun Country Airlines 24 x 16 x 11 35
SunExpress 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 16
Sunwing Airlines 20 x 16 x 9 11
Swiss International Air Lines 21.5 x 15.5 x 9 17.6
TAP Portugal 22 x 16 x 8 17
TAROM 22 x 16 x 8 22
Thai Airways 22 x 18 x 10 15
Thai Lion Air 15.7 x 11.8 x 7.8 15.4
Thomas Cook 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 13.2
TigerAir Australia 21.2 x 14.9 x 9 15.4
Transavia 17.7 x 15.7 x 9.8 22
Tropic Air 15
TUIfly 22 x 16 x 8 13
Turkish Airlines 21.5 x 15.5 x 9 17.6
Ukraine International Airlines 22 x 16 x 8 15.5
United Airlines 22 x 14 x 9
UTair 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 22
Vanilla Air 21.6 x 15.7 x 9.8 45.2
Vietnam Airlines 22 x 11 x 9 15.4
Virgin Atlantic Airways 22 x 14 x 9 22
Virgin Australia 18.9 x 13.3 x 9 15.4
VivaAerobus 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 22
Volaris 22.4 x 15.7 x 12.9 22
Vueling 21.5 x 15.5 x 8 22
WestJet 21 x 15 x 9
Wizz Air 21.6 x 15.7 x 9 22
Xiamen Airlines 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 11
XL Airways France 21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9 11

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