Carry-on size lim­its de­layed

Los Angeles Times - - TRAVEL - — Catharine Hamm

You can stop shop­ping for that new, smaller car­ryon bag … for now. The In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port Assn. has backed off a pro­posal that would have re­duced the size of carry-on bags to 21 1⁄2 by 13 1⁄2 by 7 1⁄2 inches. Many U.S. air­lines al­low carry-on bags that are 22 by 14 by 9 inches, and some air­lines (South­west among them) al­low bags larger than that. The pro­posal by IATA set off a fur or among pas­sen­gers, many of whom have be­gun tot­ing their bags with them be­cause most air­lines charge for checked bag­gage. In 2014, air­lines col­lected more than $3.5 bil­lion in checked bag­gage fees, ac­cord­ing to the Bureau of Trans­porta­tion Sta­tis­tics.

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