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Carry-on Items That Meets United's Sizer Box? Enforcement? [ARCHIVE]

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Carry-on Bags and Personal Items that have been tested to fit in the New Sizers

Published carry-on limit: 9"x14"x22"
Actual sizer dimensions: 10"x15"x23"

Published personal item limit: 9"x10"x17"
Actual sizer dimensions: 9"x11"x18"

Bags that Fit Carry-On Sizer

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Bag Manufacturer      Model                   Date Test Location Comment
Briggs & Riley        Baseline 20"            03/2014   IAH      boraxo
Briggs & Riley        Torq                    01/2014   CLE      lordhamster
Briggs & Riley        Transcend TU220XW-4     03/2014   COS      mre5765. 311 bag had to be removed from outer pouch. Two weeks of clothes. 
Briggs & Riley        U122CX                  01/2014   SNA      sakaike
Briggs & Riley        BU119 (BRX 19 upright)  05/2014   SMF      PV_Premier, snug in 10" dimension even when packed lightly - bag fits in any mainline OH however :rolleyes:
Brookstone            Dash Office             01/2014   DSM      Fits OH E145/C200     
Eagle Creek           Hovercraft 22"          03/2014   CLT      Not stuffed full
eBags                 TLS Mini 21"EB2146-21W  04/2014           swco-not overstuffed, just fit
Heys                  Xcase                   12/2013   LAX      abaheti
Int'l Paper           Safeway Grocery         02/2014   IAH      IAH-OIL-TRASH
Kirkland              Signature 21.5          12/2013   SFO
Red Oxx               Air Boss                02/2014   SFO      N1120A (loaded)
Red Oxx               Sky Train               01/2014   SFO      N1120A (loaded)
Ricardo of BevHills   Dash 20inch Dual        01/2014            Fredd
                        Wheel Spinner                            Costco @ $50-expandable
Rick Steves           Backpack                12/2013   LAX      LaserSailor
Rimowa                Limbo Cabin IATA        02/2014   SEA      MSY-MSP
Rimowa                Salsa Deluxe IATA       02/2014   SEA      MSY-MSP
Samsonite             Aspire Lite             03/2014   DEN     
Samsonite             Short-Lite 2-wheeled    12/2013   ORD      Lightest bag out there
Samsonite             Silhouette Sphere 21"   05/2014   BOS      Fits perfectly but very snugly
Tom Bihn              Aeronaut                03/2014            Uncle Dave - fits every dimension with room to spare
Travelite Delite      v 2.0                   02/2014   ORD      exbayern (bag full)
TravelPro             Crew 4 22"              08/2014   SFO      Not stuffed full
TravelPro             Crew 7 20"              12/2013   KWI      full - not expanded FriendlySkies
TravelPro             Crew 8 22"              11/2013   DFW      Not stuffed full
TravelPro             Crew 9 21" spinner      02/2014   ORD      ilovesprint not stuffed
TravelPro             FlightCrew3 22"         02/2014   BOS      Not stuffed full. Very snug fit CDKing
TravelPro             FlightCrew4 20"         various            Not stuffed
TravelPro             Maxlite2 20in           12/2013   SFO      Expandable too
TravelPro             Maxlite2 22in           03/2014            Snug fit not stuffed
TravelPro             Maxlite3 21"            04/2014   EWR      EmileG - full, outside compartment empty
TravelPro             Walkabout Spinners2 21" 04/2014   EWR      EmileG - full, outside compartment empty
TravelPro             Walkabout Lite 4        03/2014   IND      United747 - pretty empty bag to start with
TUMI Alpha            22922                   Many      FLL      DelrayChris
TUMI Alpha            28251 lw Continental    03/2014   EWR      lensman
TUMI Alpha 2          22021 Continental       04/2014   EWR      suzy1K - fit perfectly. Bag full, not expanded
TUMI Alpha International 20" 022020DH         04/2014   SFO      Snug if front pocket used, easy fit on 22/23" dimension by 1"
TUMI T-Tech           Int'l Carryon           04/2014            jeremiahsullivan
Victorinox            Avolve 22"              02/2014   SFO      MrOCTeckels - only with front pocket empty
Victorinox            Mobilizer NXT 5.0 20"   03/2014   ORD      gobluetwo - not expanded, every dimension fits with room to spare
Victorinox            WT 4.0 Duffel 21"       03/2014   ORD      gobluetwo - packed for 3 days, squeezed sides easily into sizer

Published personal item limit: 9"x10"x17"
Actual sizer dimensions: 9"x11"x18"

Bags that Fit Personal Item Sizer

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Bag Manufacturer       Model                 Date Test Location Comment
Briggs & Riley         Verb VB414-4           03/2014   COS      mre5765. Easy fit despite being stuffed with sleeved 13 inch lap top, ipad mini, kindle paperwhite, pills, papers, chargers, ...
Case Logic             14" ZLCS-214           04/2014   EWR      Fly5x
eBags                  TLS Pro Slim Laptop    04/2014
                       Backpack EB2146-16
Everki                 Versa Premium Backpack 07/2014   ORD      gobluetwo
Skooba                 Satchel v3             02/2014   ORD      ilovesprint
Tom Bihn               Co-Pilot               03/2014   SFO      frankmu
Tom Bihn               Super Ego              03/2014   GRR      LufthansaFlyer
Tom Binh               Western Flyer          01/2014   DSM      when packed "right"
Waterfield             Cargo Large            01/2014   SFO      MrOCTeckels
LL Bean                North Ridge Backpack   04/2014   LAX      fgirard  Works with a 13" MackBook, Asus Transformer packed inside
Bags that Do Not Fit Sizers
Code:
Bag Manufacturer      Model                 Date Test Location Comment
Eagle Creek           Tarmac 20 wide        03/3014   AUS      Curvature on back increases width                                                                                        
Eagle Creek           Tarmac ES 22          03/2014            1/2 inch too tall
Gregory               Cache 22              03/2014   BOS      Cloudship
Timbuk2               Checkpoint Roller     12/2014   BOS      Cloudship
Tumi                  Alpha Backpack        03/2014   SEA      Full bag, fit length and height, 1/2" too tall when laying on side in personal sizer.
Official size as per Rule 23.B.2, Baggage, Contract of Carriage:
https://www.united.com/web/format/pd...f_Carriage.pdf

Carry-on Baggage must not exceed the Maximum Outside Linear Dimensions of 9 inches (22 cm) x 14 inches (35 cm) x 22 inches (56 cm), which includes its wheels and handles.

Personal items must not exceed 9 inches (22 cm) x 10 inches (25 cm) x 17 inches (43 cm), which includes any wheels and handles.

A personal item that exceeds these maximum linear dimensions but is not greater than 9 inches (22 cm) x 14 inches (35 cm) x 22 inches (56 cm) will be considered as Carry-on Baggage. Carry-on Baggage or personal items suspected of being oversized may require being placed into a sizing unit to determine acceptability. Carry-on Baggage that exceeds the Maximum Linear Dimensions allowed or that exceeds the Carry-on Free Baggage Allowance will be considered as Checked Baggage and is subject to Checked Baggage service charges.
Under the 2013 contract of carriage, which is still valid for various tickets outstanding, the cabin baggage rule states a maximum of 45 linear inches combined for the LHW dimensions with no given side exceeding 22 inches. For such tickets, the cabin bag sizers are not lawfully applicable if the LHW combined linear inches don't exceed 45 linear inches and no side of the bag exceeds 22 inches. In other words for tickets issued last year, some bags allowed under the contract of carriage don't fit in the sizer without sticking out on at least one side.
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Old Mar 18, 13, 1:57 pm
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Carry-on Items That Meets United's Sizer Box? Enforcement? [ARCHIVE]

This ought to be a FAQ but I don't think I've ever seen it before. If I want to buy a new rollaboard bag that will fit wheels-first in the overhead on all UA mainline aircraft, what's the maximum height it can be? And by height, I mean wheels to handle distance. Current bag will fit on the 757, but on most others it has to be turned sideways. I want to stop taking up more than my fair share of space.
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I have the Briggs & Riley U475 carry-on. It is listed as 22" tall, and I have the same situation as you. It is the maximum 45 linear inches, but will fit into most bins only sideways.

You probably need something that is a maximum of 21". And that is the full height, not the height of the packing compartment itself, which is usually 1-2 inches shorter...

ETA: I just measured it with a tape measure. It is listed as 22" tall, but it is in reality 24" tall when you consider the wheels and handle. No wonder it won't fit...

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My victorinox 21" NXT 4.0 will fit straight on in most bins, but anything bigger than this I would imagine having problems with. On an A319 it is a tight fit and a firm slam to close the bin. Note that this is a hard question to answer, because when I fly US codeshares on their A319s I often have to put the same bag in sideways.
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Check out www.luggageworks.com Stealth 22". It's what most pilots use, and it will even fit in a CRJ 7 ( sideways though). Only plane I've have issues is a 7378 in F and an older 7672 in which you may have to rotate sideways. It also fits normal in the original bus bins before the upgrades as well. Built like a tank, a little heavy, but can be " repaired / rebuilt " should you damage any part... It's a bag for life.. You can also get your name and an airline embroidered on it if you want.

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By mainline, not sure how many regional jets that would include, but if so, here is one thread to check out:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...onal-jets.html

From my own desire to find a roller that will fit on the small regional jets:

I too am in this position, often flying on Embraer and Canadair regional jets. With connection times getting shorter, and the wait for plane-side checked bags getting longer, I needed a bag that would fit in the overhead bin of these small aircraft.

I bought a Brookstone Dash Rolling Office, $99. It fits nicely (horizontally) in the overhead bin of E145, and also CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900. Fits in Explus equipped planes. Haven't had opportunity to try it on CRJ100. Does fit under Dash 8 seat as well.

Its actual maximum outer dimensions (including wheels and handle) are:
8 3/8" thick
15" tall - standing on wheels
18" across
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I recently purchased a Travel Pro Crew 9 22". It fits in the first class bins of A US 320, as well as PMCO 738. I haven't tried it yet, but it compares to my previous bag which fit sideways in the bins of a CR7 as well, assuming I don't have it stuffed. I'm on the road today, otherwise I would take actual measurements for you.

I now have 4 different bags, which allows me to adapt to just about every trip depending on aircraft, length of stay, and of course season. That said, only one of my bags fit in the overhead of the E145, as well as some of the E120's. Denver seems to take a long time for gate checked bags to make it to the luggage elevator, so I try to plan with that in mind.
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I have a small rollaboard, which doesn't prevent the FAs on small jets going "oops, no rollaboards, gotta gate-check that".

I'm like "But it's tiny" and they're like "no rollaboards, gotta gate-check that".
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Originally Posted by Jorgen View Post
I have a small rollaboard, which doesn't prevent the FAs on small jets going "oops, no rollaboards, gotta gate-check that".

I'm like "But it's tiny" and they're like "no rollaboards, gotta gate-check that".
Sadly that is an all too common situation. From my personal experience, the Express Jet FA's are the most likely ones to stop me from boarding with even my smallest bag.
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So far no problems with my Samsonite 22". I think the key is to check the wheel assembly. If the wheels are bolted onto the bottom, the entire bag will be an inch too long. If the wheels are at least partly recessed, you'll be fine.
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Originally Posted by COSPILOT View Post
Sadly that is an all too common situation. From my personal experience, the Express Jet FA's are the most likely ones to stop me from boarding with even my smallest bag.
Yes, ExpressJet is often like that. How frustrating, when I have RJ bin-compliant bags.

To the OP's question, most 21-22's will fit in mainline bins. Not the CO 737s have narrower bins towards the front of F, so if you like sitting there and don't want to be far from your bag (or have to turn it sideways), maybe shoot for the 20-21" range.

It's worth noting that many 22's will not fit in the sizing boxes. So if you're ever challenged by an aggressive GA, you may lose if your bag is on the larger side.
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I had to buy 17" to have it fit on CR7/9
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Samsonite used to make some which tapered; they were 22" rollaboards, but fit straight in on anything except RJs and the 767s. My sister borrowed (and subsequently trashed) one of the two we own, unfortunately.
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Samsonite used to make some which tapered; they were 22" rollaboards, but fit straight in on anything except RJs and the 767s. My sister borrowed (and subsequently trashed) one of the two we own, unfortunately.
Isn't funny how senior management buy Coach and Tumi and poor people buy Samsonite?
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Isn't funny how senior management buy Coach and Tumi and poor people buy Samsonite?
I wear a Timex instead of a Rolex, too.

I've never really found a Tumi I just had to have.
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Isn't funny how senior management buy Coach and Tumi and poor people buy Samsonite?
The Coach & Louis Vuitton bags make me laugh, especially when you fly an RJ and have to wait next to the plane and can actually see them unload the bags. I've seen people flip their lids because their Louis Vuitton bag was handled too rough for them. I also liked the lady who had a white LV bag and it came off the plane black.

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I wear a Timex instead of a Rolex, too.

I've never really found a Tumi I just had to have.
I agree, haven't really found a Tumi bag that I liked.

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