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How to measure luggage

With the 62 in max requirement for case size, how exactly do you measure? I understand length width height. Do you measure from the wheels to the top of handle on a rolling case or just the main body of the case? Also on expandable features, do you include the added height of this feature when packed? Annoying but extra fees make it a concern. I understand airlines may enforce to the inch, some may not. Guess it depends on attendant.

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