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New carry-on baggage rules

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New carry-on baggage rules

Carrier
Carry-on allowance
Maximum dimensions of carry-on baggage (ideally for overhead)
Carry-on weight restriction
Size of personal article (ideally under the seat in front of you)
 
(same policy applies to Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada Jazz)
 
 
 
Passengers are entitled to one standard article/bag and one personal article. (Personal items include a briefcase, a camera bag, a laptop, etc.)
 
23 x 40 x 55 cm
(9 x 16 x 22 inches), wheels and handles included
10 kg (22 lb)
16 x 33 x 43 cm
(6 x 13 x 17 inches)
 
 
 
 
It’s the “one-on-one” rule: one bag (roller bag, suitcase, duffel, etc.), plus one personal item (briefcase, small purse)
23 x 38 x 53 cm
(9 x 15 x 21 inches)
 
No weight restrictions as of April 2014. However, WestJet requests that passengers be able to lift their own carry-on up into the overhead.
15 x 33 x 41 cm
(6 x 13 x 16 inches)
 
 


 
 
 
Passengers are permitted two carry-on items. (Crutches coats and strollers do not count as carry-ons, and thus are allowed.
 
23x 40 x 55 cm (9 x 16 x 22 inches)
9 kg
(20 lbs)
16 x 33 x 43 cm
(6 x 13 x 17 inches)
 
Carry-on weight rule applies to personal articles as well.
 
 
 
 
Carry-on rules may vary depending on whether your flight is domestic, within North America or destined for overseas.
 
Within Canada:
One bag per person. Camera bags, laptops and purses are also permitted.
 
It’s best to check in advance.
23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 inches), including wheels and handles
Economy Class or Option Plus: 10 kg (22 lb)Club Class:
15 kg (33 lb)
 
Each passenger is permitted a personal item such as a camera bag, a laptop or a purse.
 
 
 
 
Each traveller can board with one carry-on bag, plus one personal item (laptop, shoulder bag, backpack), free of charge.
22 x 35 x 56 cm (9 x 14 x 22 inches), including handles and wheels
 
N/A
22 x 25 x 43 cm (9 x 10 x 17 inches)
 
 
 
 
Passengers are permitted one personal item and one carry-on, which must fit into the overhead compartment. Passengers must ensure their carry-on meets the baggage-check standard before checking in.
23 x 35 x 56 cm (9 x 14 x 22 inches)
 
 
Passengers travelling via connection flights or flights with 50 seats or fewer are only permitted to board with a personal item, which must be stowed under the seat in front of the passenger. All carry-on bags (within Delta's size restrictions) will be gate-checked, free of charge.
Personal items include
a purse, a briefcase, a camera bag or a diaper bag.

(Items such as umbrellas, strollers, seat restraints, wheelchairs and crutches aren’t personal items; they’re freebies, so bring them onboard!)
 
 
 
Passengers are allowed one small carry-on, plus one personal item.
 
 
23 x 35 x 55 cm (9 x 14 x 22 inches)
 
Garment bag dimensions must not exceed 115 cm/45 inches (length + width + height).
 
N/A
Personal items such as purses, briefcases, laptop bags or totes must be smaller than your carry-on bag.
 
 
All paying passengers may board with one carry-on bag.
23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 inches)
The weight of a carry-on bag cannot exceed 5 kg (11 lb).
N/A
 
 

A few caveats:

 
• If your flight is a code-shared flight (meaning it’s operated by one airline, say, Air Canada but is jointly marketed as a United Airlines flight), follow the rules of the operating airline, in other words, the actual carrier. If it’s an Air Canada plane, follow the Air Canada rules. When in doubt, ask at check-in.
 
• Some airlines have different carry-on rules for those flying in economy versus upgraded seats. Be sure to ask in advance of flying.
 
• That little bag may look small but if it exceeds the weight restriction (if one is enforced by your carrier), you could end up being told to check that small but heavy item at extra cost.
 
• If you aren’t able to lift that carry-on bag into the overhead, you shouldn’t expect the flight attendant to be able to. Be wise. Be considerate.

For how to pack more in your carry-on. check out our slideshow of tips.
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