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What size is an acceptable carry on bag on American Airlines?

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February 29, 2012 6:51AM

45 inches max total, when you add the length, plus width, plus height. It is possible for some bags to be under this 45 inch rule, but still not fit. There is a baggage sizer (metal framed thing) at the airport usually, that you can drop the bag into, to see if it will fit in the cabin's overhead bin, or under seat area. The longest length cannot be more than 24 inches, then 14, and 9 for the smallest (I think). There is no weight limit .. but remember ... YOU have to carry it around all day.