carry on luggage- United & Delta

Old Mar 13th, 2009, 10:45 AM
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carry on luggage- United & Delta

I notice that delta and united have the strictist carry on requirements. 14X9X22 = 45.

Has anyone had any trouble with their rolling suitcase carrying it on? been checked?

All our suitcases that are supposedly those measurements are actually 14 1/2- 15, if you measure across the back where the wheels hook on.

curious if you have one that actually fits. thanks.
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Old Mar 13th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Most of my suitcases measure 9" x 21" x 14" and probably measure a bit more with the wheels as u say. I fly UA a lot and have never had a problem fitting any of these suitcases in the overhead or being asked not to carry it on.
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have you had to measure any of your suitcases in that measuring bin they have by the gate?
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I have seen bag sizers at some United gates (there was one at the gate from which I departed in Denver last weekend), but I haven't observed them being used. One exception--in Dallas a few weeks ago, there was someone stationed at a sizer at the entrance to the security line for the UA gates, and she was making everyone measure their rollaboards. I was on a day trip with only a computer bag, so I can't tell you if a 22" bag would have fit. I've carried a 22" bag on United many, many times. I've never had United measure it, but that bag did flunk US Airways' sizer recently in Las Vegas.
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I just witnessed a carry-on bag being put into the sizer and then having to be checked. That was a couple of weeks ago at the Tampa airport, for a UA flight.
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I've never seen people have trouble with this size in the US. The problem often arises in europe though - American tourists are able to bring that size wheelie on board here - but on either inter-european flights or return flights on european airlines - are forced to gate check them - since they measure with the wheels.

Also, I think it's partly a function of how full the flight is. If every seat is taken they may be stricter than if the fight isn't completely full.
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