22 inch carry on Air France

Jun 9th, 2007, 06:01 PM
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22 inch carry on Air France

In your experience, will a standard 22 in carry on (not expanded) fit under Air France's carry on limits? Using their website, I measured each side and it seems to be OK.

We flew AF 2 years ago, and they were extremely strict. I am trying to pack carry on only but if they don't allow 22 inches, I'll have to go buy a smaller roll-on.

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Jun 9th, 2007, 06:03 PM
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Should be fine!
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Jun 9th, 2007, 06:05 PM
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Thanks I hope so. I've read other stories on the board stating that their 22 in did not make it through their check.
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Jun 10th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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Any other thoughts before I begin packing?
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Jun 10th, 2007, 09:37 AM
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I'd check the air france website which will have exact size and weight dimensions for carry-on.
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Jun 10th, 2007, 10:03 AM
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I just checked their site as this pertains to use as well. They say 55cmx35cmx25cm. I measured my bag, and including the wheels, the length is too long by 3 cm. UGH!!! Not sure if they will let that go or not...any personal experience anyone???
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Jun 10th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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They are usually pretty strict, so I wouldn't count on it if it's over the limit (and looks questionable by eyeballing it). But 3 cm isn't very much, so you can try. It seems to me AF usually doesn't let people carry tons of stuff on board, unlike some other airlines. I know they certainly haven't let my 22 inch on-board, but if that's all I carry, it's packed pretty full and looks it. I didn't measure it to the cm though, so don't know how it was against their standards.
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Jun 10th, 2007, 12:04 PM
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Thanks Christina. I have a smaller 19 inch that I am going to pack inside of it anyway, so I will just make sure most of my stuff is in that, and if they make me check the 22 inch, then I will have almost everything with me anyway. My 22" does not expand, so it is not one of those really big ones. If they want to check the 22" bag with a few pairs of socks, then they can be my guest
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Jun 10th, 2007, 12:22 PM
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I don't want to get your hopes up, but I just flew Air France on May 26th. We were bringing carry-on luggage only and were nervous about the strict standards. However, on our flight out of JFK to Paris, they did not measure or weigh our baggage before boarding. I also saw some relatively large carry-ons going on board with passengers. I should note that we got our tickets from a Delta counter-not from Air France. Perhaps they monitor the bags from the primary check-in counter?

Regardless, I was happy I brought small a carry-on bag (18-inch). It made train and rental car travel much easier!

Good luck!
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Jun 10th, 2007, 12:22 PM
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The only thing I can add is that Air France are just as strict as you found them two years ago.

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Jun 10th, 2007, 08:43 PM
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We flew air france on May 8th into Venice and they just glanced at our carry on 22" suitcases. Didn't weigh or measure. We were concerned too as their acceptable measurements are a total of 45". Our wheels put us over the top too.

Good Luck,
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Jun 11th, 2007, 09:39 AM
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At Dulles, we asked at Air France check-in if our carry-ons were okay; they eyeballed them and said yes. And we had measured at home and thought they were okay. However, just before we boarded, Air France had a metal contraption that passengers had to stick each carry-on into to prove that it would fit. Ours JUST squeezed in. I wish I knew the size of that contraption for our next trip!
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Jun 11th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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After advice I got here, I took a 20" unexpanded suitcase on our recent trip on AF. The gate attendant in The U.S. told me it would never fit into the sizer. I asked her to please try, and it just barely fit. I doubt you would get away with 22" unless that includes the handle and wheels.
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Jun 12th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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Thanks. I am travelling for business right now and asked Continental to measure by 22 inch. It comes to 48 in- 3 over the limit. So, I am now going to play it safe and go out and buy smaller bags. Better anyway for all the travel we'll be doing. I guess if I do end up buying lots of souvenirs, I can always pick up a bag somewhere.
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