Carry-on baggage

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Federal regulations ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (including recalled and replacement devices) from flying. Effective October 15, 2016 at 12 p.m. EDT.

Carry on baggage at the gate

Know what you can carry on

There are some items that can only travel in your carry-on bag (and some items that must be checked). Make sure you know where to pack these restricted items – and if you can carry them on.

Carry-on: 1 bag and 1 personal item

Your personal item must be smaller than your carry-on baggage (like a purse, briefcase or laptop bag) and fit under the seat. Diaper bags, child safety seats and medical or mobility devices don’t count as your carry-on or personal item.

  • If your items don’t fit in the overhead bin or under the seat, they may need to be checked
  • There may be additional carry-on baggage restrictions at certain airports or on certain airplanes
Carry-on baggage allowance is 22 inches high by 14 inches long by 9 inches wide


  • Shouldn’t exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 23 x 36 x 56 centimeters (including handles and wheels)
  • Must fit in the sizer at the airport

Musical instruments are also considered a carry-on item and must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.

Specialty and sports equipment policies

In addition, when traveling with a pet, the kennel or container counts as your carry-on and the carry-on pet fee also applies.

Traveling with pets


TSA allows certain duty-free liquids through security in your carry-on bag if they’re packaged in a security tamper-evident bag. If you’re traveling with liquids or are unsure about any item, please contact the TSA.

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