Carry-on size limits delayed
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.