Luggage Measuring - Size Of Baggage
The TSA (Travel Security Admission) website states the size dimensions or carry-on luggage and checked luggage allowed in the cabin vary by airline. Contact your airline or visit their website for more information on specific sizing restrictions prior to flying.
Carry-on luggage, the majority of US. airlines have limitations of about what size limit they allow for a carry-on. For example, most cap the size at 22 in. (22 in. x 14” x 9”) and cannot big bigger than 45 linear inches. This is the length + width + height and includes handles and wheels, meaning 22+14+9 = 45 linear inches. That’s 115 cm = 23 x 36 x 56 cm.
Checked luggage, which means the bigger size luggage 24 in. and over, the majority of US. airlines have limitations on this as well.
For a more detailed description of what checked luggage and carry-on luggage means, please read the article "Guidelines of Baggage".
Wheeled Luggage - Two-Wheel & Four-WheelThe Two-Wheeled Luggage:
- Has In-line blade wheels that are larger and more durable so that they roll better.
- Great for rolling on uneven surfaces and clearing curbs.
*Requires luggage to be held at an angle for movement
- Spinner suitcases that are more ergonomic
- Don’t put as much stress on your shoulders or back to move
Hardside vs. SoftsideSoftside Luggage:
- Has external pockets for more storage space.
- Depending on how you pack, it can fit one extra item of clothing
- Most can expand even for more packing space
- Softsides take shock much better than Hardsides
- Better protection for the inside contents
- Better security, not fabric so it can’t be ripped open
- Generally water resistant
- Some can be a seat for you if you’re waiting.
- Easily stackable on top of each other
A lightweight luggage can save paying extra in checked baggage fees and is much less stress on your body to move it around.
Be careful. If you use a lightweight suitcase, don't try to overpack it!