When it comes to flying by plane, there are certain things we have come to expect. We expect that our luggage will be weighed and checked before we board the plane, and we expect that our luggage will be stored safely in an overhead compartment during the flight.
But what happens when your bag is too big for a carry-on? Well, as long as you don’t mind paying extra money or having your bag checked into the cargo hold at the last minute, there’s no problem at all!
However, if you’re like me and would prefer not to deal with either situation (and who wouldn’t?), then this article is for you!
Today I’m going to go over some basic information about what size of bags are allowed on planes—and why knowing this info can help keep your travel experience smooth sailing from beginning to end.
Under-seat space is limited on most airlines, so carry-on bags that can fit under a plane seat will be smaller than standard rolling suitcases
The space under an airline seat is limited, and most carry-on bags can’t fit. As a result, they will be smaller than standard rolling suitcases.
Don’t assume that just because your bag fits in an overhead bin it will also fit under your seat (especially if you’ve purchased a cheapo carry-on). The maximum size for a bag to fit under an airline seat is typically 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag). This includes both hardside and softside luggage. If you’re traveling on Southwest Airlines or Spirit Airlines with a larger rollaboard suitcase, make sure it has wheels on one side so it can slide easily through the aisle when needed—otherwise you’ll have to store it overhead until takeoff and then pull it down once in flight.
The maximum size for a bag to fit under an airline seat is typically 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag)
The maximum size for a bag to fit under an airline seat is typically 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag). This means that if your bag is:
- Less than 9″ tall, it can fit in front of you.
- More than 9″ tall but less than 18″ tall and not wider than 16″, it will fit above your seat.
- More than 18” x 14″ x 8″, it won’t fit in any overhead compartment.
A backpack that fits under the seat would have to be no more than 10 inches tall, 15 inches wide, and 18 inches deep
- A backpack that fits under the seat would have to be no more than 10 inches tall, 15 inches wide, and 18 inches deep
- Backpacks are allowed on planes as carry-on luggage.
If you plan to bring a bag on board as your only carry-on item, make sure it’s small enough to easily fit under the seat in front of you
If you plan to bring a bag on board as your only carry-on item, make sure it’s small enough to easily fit under the seat in front of you. If it doesn’t fit, you can check your bag at the gate.
If your carry-on is too large for that space, ask the flight attendant if there’s room for it above or below an empty seat.
Fit a backpack under the seat with an airline-approved size of 9″ x 14″ x 19″
Most airlines allow you to take one carry-on bag on board with you for free. This means that any additional bags require extra fees, which can add up quickly if you have multiple checked bags. If you want to avoid paying extra fees and save time at the airport by not having to check in your luggage, your best bet is to pack light! One way of doing so is using a smaller carry-on suitcase with wheels like the eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender 21″ Expandable Rollaway Suitcase With Suiter (Charcoal) or the Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 20” Expandable Rollaboard Upright Spinner Wheeled Carry-On (Black). These suitcases are designed specifically for traveling and come with features like compartments for shoes and laptop storage, as well as reinforced handles that won’t break easily when pulled or pushed around airports or other crowded areas.
But what if there isn’t room under your seat? Can’t fit my backpack under airplane seat dimensions? No worries: just ask if someone will switch seats with you so that yours has more space behind it! Or maybe just do some research ahead of time so there are no surprises later on down road travel route when looking forward towards next destination point along journey’s path.
When packing your bags for a flight, keep in mind the size and weight restrictions
Before you begin packing your bags, make sure they are within airline size limits. You don’t want to be stuck at the airport with a bag that is too large or too heavy and risk having to check it. While some airlines allow over-sized baggage and will let you board with them, others do not.
Next, make sure that you know if your bag requires a carry-on or check bag. Airlines often have different rules for each type of bag because of size and weight restrictions as well as fees associated with carrying them on the plane (for example: checked bags may cost more than carry-ons).
Finally, check for airline restrictions on liquids in general and those over 3 oz in particular (this is especially important if you’re traveling internationally). Liquids can only be stored in approved containers under 100 ml so be sure these meet the requirements before filling them up!
You’ll want one that’s small enough not just to meet airline regulations but also stash away easily beneath your airplane seat or in the overhead compartment
You’ll want one that’s small enough not just to meet airline regulations but also stash away easily beneath your airplane seat or in the overhead compartment. That’s because suitcases are not allowed on planes and backpacks are, but you can’t count on having space under your seat (especially if you’re flying economy) and overhead compartments are usually reserved for carry-ons only.
If you’re planning on traveling with a large duffel bag on top of everything else, bringing a backpack along as well might not be a bad idea. You’ll want something that won’t take up too much space and will be easy to carry around once it’s off your shoulders—even if you have to wear it for most of your journey, so long as there isn’t too much walking involved; sore shoulders aren’t fun!
You don’t want to buy a bag that’s too big for a carry-on and end up having to check it into the cargo hold at the last minute
The last thing you want is to be stuck at the airport with no luggage, so it’s important to check in your bag at least 2 hours before departure. If you don’t check in early enough, you may not be allowed to board the plane. You may also have to pay a fee for checking in late or even not being able to get your luggage back until the next day. The only way around this is if there’s enough space left on another flight, but it can be hard to find out if that’s possible because airlines don’t always know how many seats are open on other flights until they’re about halfway through their schedule for the day (or sometimes even after all flights have landed).
Bags should have exterior length and width between 11 inches and 22 inches and exterior height between 16 inches and 45 inches
You should be able to fit the bag in the space under your seat. The maximum size for a bag to fit in this area is 45 linear inches, which is equivalent to 14″x 22″x 9″. This makes sense because there are 14 inches from where your knees are when you sit down to the floor, and there’s usually enough room for bags under your feet.
If it doesn’t fit, check with the airline about using a gate-checked bag instead. They often allow larger carry-on bags because they’re easier to handle on board than checked luggage when they need multiple people moving things around during flight delays and boarding procedures—so if you’re having trouble getting yours into its cubby hole, go ahead and ask if they have any other options available!
It is necessary to know basic information such as maximum sizes of bags allowed on planes when traveling by air
You need to know the size and weight restrictions of your bags. You also need to be aware of the maximum size of bags allowed on planes, so you can plan ahead and purchase a bag that fits within those parameters. You should note that different airlines have varying rules about what they will allow as carry-on baggage, so it is important to do your research before purchasing an airline ticket or checking your bags.
Another thing you should be aware of is whether or not there are any other fees associated with bringing checked luggage onto the plane. Some airlines charge per piece while others charge based on total weight, so knowing this information will help you decide which option is best for your trip!
It is necessary to know basic information such as maximum sizes of bags allowed on planes when traveling by air.