Personal item dimension limit?

Old Jan 28, 20, 11:57 pm
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Personal item dimension limit?

Does Delta have any limit for personal item?

I have a laptop bag with wheels - it measures:
14 x16 x9 = 39"

Will they accept as a personal item - there is nothing on their web site though?
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Old Jan 29, 20, 5:29 am
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The personal item needs to be able to fit under your seat. That space can change depending on the aircraft type but if you bring something that can’t go under the seat in front of you you risk being asked to check the bag.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 7:46 am
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A bag with wheels is known as your carry on rather than your personal item.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 10:05 am
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Per Delta's website:

Approved Personal Items

  • 1 purse, briefcase, camera bag or diaper bag
  • or 1 laptop computer (computers cannot be checked)
  • or 1 item of a similar or smaller size to those listed above

I get the sense a "personal item" is defined as something easily carried tucked under one's arm. They probably leave specific measurements out of it, as there's a difference between a small duffel with hardly anything in it, versus the same bag jam-packed with things that can't compress.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by mctaste View Post
A bag with wheels is known as your carry on rather than your personal item.
There are wheeled bags that fit under a standard seat.
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