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Travel is easier when you know what to expect and plan ahead. If you’re traveling within the U.S., here’s all the information you’ll need - from security checks to arranging for special circumstances such as children, pets, medical equipment or musical instruments.

What can I carry on?

You can bring 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item

Carry-on bag

Your carry-on bag should be:

Please note, you’ll also need to be able to lift your bag into the overhead bin

You can travel with horizontal rolling and/or hanging garment bags as your carry-on bag if:

Personal item

Your personal item must be smaller than your carry-on, able to fit under the seat in front of you and can include:

Additional allowed items

You can also bring:

Liquids and restricted items

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

Carry-on tips

There are some items that are only allowed in checked baggage or your carry-on. Check to see how to pack and travel with restricted items.

  • General

    There may be more restrictions on carry-on baggage at certain airports and on certain airplanes due to their storage capacity. If your belongings don’t fit in the overhead bin or under the seat, when you’re traveling on an American Eagle airplane, you’ll have to check personal items such as:

  • Musical instruments

    Just in case your instrument is too big and needs to be checked, we recommend that you pack it in a hard-sided case which measures up to 45 inches (width + length + height). If your instrument does need to be checked, the checked baggage fee will apply.

    In addition to your instrument, you can also bring a personal item.

  • Child safety seats

    You can travel with an infant seat or child restraint device if it is FAA approved and certified for use in airplanes. Please ensure your child remains in the child safety seat during:

  • Batteries

    You can carry spare lithium batteries for your electronic devices in your carry-on bag if the terminals are covered or insulated.

    If government regulations are more restrictive, they will apply.

  • Electronics

    The TSA allows you to leave your laptop in bags that meet new "checkpoint friendly" standards.

    As certain devices may radiate electronic pulses that can affect the airplane equipment, you’ll need to turn off any portable electronic device during:

    You can use personal electronic devices, such as tablets, e-readers and smartphones in airplane mode from gate to gate on flights within the U.S.

    You cannot use certain devices onboard including:

  • Electronic cigarettes

    You can travel with electronic cigarettes in your carry-on baggage, but you are not allowed to use them onboard at any time.