How strict is American Airlines on carry-on size?

American Airlines are relatively strict and state that if you are permitted to take carry on luggage only, you'll be limited to one main bag and one smaller personal item. They say that your bag must fit in the sizer and be compliant with their rules.




How big is an American carry-on bag?

The carry-on dimensions for American Airlines should be 22 inches X 14 inches X 9 inches No more than 22 inches X 14 inches X 9 inches Handles and wheels are included. The carry-on must fit the sizer at the departure gate.




Is it OK if my carry-on is a little too big?

If your carry-on is too large you won't be able to bring it with you on the plane and will instead have to pay to check it at the gate. But even if it's not too big, know there's always a chance your carry-on bag will need to be gate-checked (free of charge) due to limited storage in the overhead bin.




What if my carry-on is slightly too big?

You might be forced to pay a fee if you check your bag at the boarding gate. Southwest is the only airline that charges for checked bags. Fees can be as low as $25 and as high as $35. If you are checked at the gate for being oversize, some airlines will charge you more.




What size bag will fit in overhead compartment?

The standard domestic carry-on luggage size is 22 x 14 x 9 22" x 14" x 9" The handle and wheels are included. This size limit ensures your bag — and ideally everyone else's — will be able to be stored safely in the overhead bin for your flight.