Carry on or not ?

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Oct 19th, 2008, 11:13 AM
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Carry on or not ?



I have an upcoming flight from MSY - SEA on A.A.
My Ski bag is 14x14x14 which falls below their 45" Max.
I just dont see this going in a overhead bin.
This will be the first trip with this bag not being checked.
will I still be able to use it as a carry on ?


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Oct 19th, 2008, 11:38 AM
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You exceed the 9" limit for how deep your bag is. But it will depend on the type of aircraft you are taking, in any case. You may have to gate check...?
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Oct 19th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Im OK with a "gate Check", just dont want to be forced to check and pay
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Oct 19th, 2008, 12:04 PM
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Don't they also have a height & width measurement, besides the overall dimension?

Yours certainly would not fit in the typical "does you bag fit in this space?" they use at check-in.
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Oct 19th, 2008, 12:44 PM
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Dont know if it will fit,probably not.
I have always checked it before back when you could check 2 for free.
the airlines site says total must not excede 45"
I suspect I will have to pay to check
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Oct 19th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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14" x 14" x 14" can probably fit under the seat in front of you.
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Oct 19th, 2008, 01:57 PM
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Hmmmmm... I'm not sure you have 14" of heighth underneath the seat in front of you. Can't count the number of times I've had to bend my handbag to fit there.
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Oct 19th, 2008, 04:43 PM
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If you scroll a bit farther down the AA page on carry-on luggage it has a high-lighted "one small bag." By clicking on this you get the following:

"One small bag with total dimension (length+width+height) may not exceed 45"/114 cm, with each dimension no larger than 22"/56cm long, 18"/45cm wide, and 10"/25cm height."

While your okay on 2 of them, I don't think that third 14" is going to make it in lieu of 10".

I've been on any number of planes where a 14" cube wouldn't fit through the opening of the overhead, nor under the seat. Who knows what the situation will be on your particular craft? So long as you're okay with possibly having to gate check. It's your call.
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Oct 19th, 2008, 07:27 PM
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The only type of overhead bins that will accept 14" height will be a widebody aircraft with the new-style hinged bins - the ones that the whole bin angles down towards you. Older widebodies like the early-delivery 767s don't.

On narrowbodies, forget about it.
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Oct 20th, 2008, 01:13 AM
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So, taking into consideration the size of the cabine above head, what would be the optimum size for a carry on??
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Oct 20th, 2008, 08:36 AM
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If you use a 19-20" wheeled suitcase, that's usually 19 or 20" x 14" x 9", you will have no problem putting them longway into any mainline aircraft's bin. If you look at Travelpro, one of the most popular brands used by crew and frequent travelers, that's the sizes of their rollaboards.

Once you get to 21" or 22", then you risk having to put the case sideways in the bin, taking much more room that you may not find if you're late boarding the flight.
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Oct 20th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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BTW, many airlines put signs in their bin, with pictures showing rollaboards placed longway into the bins. Yet, so many people are blind, inconsiderate or just plain too stupid to read.

And there are signs that tell you to place handle in, wheels facing out. That will allow the doors to close with longer luggage. A 21" bag placed longway may not allow the door to close if wheels are facing in, but if you turn it 180-degree with wheels facing out, the doors will close.

But people are blind, inconsiderate, illiterate and/or just plain stupid.
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Oct 20th, 2008, 09:06 AM
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<<< But people are blind, inconsiderate, illiterate and/or just plain stupid. >>>

Or don't think it applies to them or that they have a God Given Right to be a PITA
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Oct 20th, 2008, 05:21 PM
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Thanks for the replys.
As I stated before If they will let me Gate check I will be happy
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