All airlines become more and more keens to charge for your carry-on luggage. Especially I refer to budget airlines as they tend to check size of your bag just before entering departure gates and you don’t have any option as to pay for it as for checked bag.
Different airlines have different weight and size requirements, so if you are flying with different airlines during your trip, it can be issues with your bag.
Most confusing part is that different airlines have different requirement for luggage size. So if you flew with one airline a month ago and everything was fine it doesn’t mean your luggage measurements will comply with other company’s rules. So check these rules before you start packing as you bag may to big for your carrier.
In future posts I will try to compare requirements of different airlines, thought they tend to changes these requirements from time to time.
3 replies on “What is size of your carry-on bag?”
Bag size USED to be the primary concern for frequent air travellers. It’s still not THAT big a deal if you check the dimensions allowed for each airline and go for the size in the middle or on the smaller end, especially if zippered expansion is an option.
Size, however, is not the only problem, now. WEIGHT has become a serious issue. I know frequent travellers who carry portable scales just to make sure they don’t have unexpected baggage charges.
Yes, that whole luggage business is extremely annoying and as you so rightly say, you pay twice as much if you check your luggage in at the airport. I usually stick to ‘real’ airlines as opposed to the budget one (which aren’t that budget at all if you add on all the extras) and then I don’t have a problem.
its very sad what the low cost companies are doing with the bags thing.
i had a very bad expiriance with Easy jet
sorry about my English 🙂