Watch Out For These Luggage Restrictions Before Your Next Flight

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While packing for your next trip may get you excited to embark on your vacation, it’s important not to get carried away. After all, there are several luggage restrictions that you’ll need to follow in order to avoid unnecessary penalties. Here are some tips to help you pack effectively while also keeping in line with luggage restrictions.

Consider Dimensions

Although many people are worried about the weight of their bags, the dimensions and shape of the bags are also important to consider. While many airlines allow luggage dimensions of up to 22” x 14” x 9” for carry-on luggage, it’s important to check the requirements of the carrier you’re flying with in order to be sure that your bag is suitable.

Understand What A Personal Item Is

With most airlines allowing you to bring a “personal item” on board in addition to a carry-on bag, it’s important to understand what is considered to be a personal item for this purpose. This could include laptop bags, handbags, and a beach bag, however, this could vary between airlines so this is good to check beforehand.

Understand What Is Prohibited In Luggage

While there are several baggage restrictions for your luggage that goes in the hold, you also need to be careful about what you bring in your carry-on luggage. For example, you’re not allowed to bring any liquid containers exceeding 3.4 ounces.