New Global Standard to Shrink Carry-ons


airport-securityThe International Air Transport Association has announced a new minimum luggage size standard, in an effort to give passengers assurance that, as long as their bag adheres to the standard, it will be allowed onboard the plane no matter what.

“It’ll reduce fights between gate agents and passengers,” Thomas Windmuller, a vice president of the International Air Transport Association said.

The new size is 21.5 inches by 13.5 inches by 7.5 inches, including wheels—which is slightly smaller than the current size American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines currently allow (22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches). Read more.

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  1. Another blow to the passengers! So what do we do now with all these carry-ons that are too big for this new standard? Throw them out? Was this new standard for the passenger’s benefit or for the luggage industries benefit? In addition, with less to carry on, more people will be over the weight limits with their regular luggage.