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To check or to carry on that’s the question. And each option has its advantages. Those who carryon may get out of the airport sooner. But those who check don’t have to lug their luggage around before the flight.
Over the last few years airlines have been cracking down on their carryon regulations. While travelers blame the airlines, the airlines are governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It’s the FAA that determines the weight and size allowances for carryon luggage.
To ensure cabin safety, all carryon bags must fit into overhead compartments, under passengers’ seats or in approved storage areas. Here are some general guidelines. Always check with your airline for specific regulations.
* Source: FAA, US Dept. of Transportation