Ready for your vacation? Grab your swimsuit/ sunscreen lotion/ iPad, etc. in your backpack! Wait, what if these stuff are overweight or oversize, and you have to hand them to airlines? Then, the following tips may be useful for your lovely vacation or business trip.
If you want to take your backpack on a plane, it should meet the standard of a personal item(the item should fit under the seat in front of you), otherwise, you can only place it in the overhead bin, then you will not have enough room for your check-in baggage. Though the dimensions may vary in different airlines, in general, the space under an airplane seat for a backpack is 18 X 14 X 8 inches.
1. Different Airlines Have Different Regulations Of Personal Item
- Air Canada: 17 x 13 x 6 inches
- American Airlines: 18 x 14 x 8 inches
- British Airways: 18 x 14 x 8 inches
- United Airlines:17 x 10 x 9 inches
- Air France: 16 x 12 x 6 inches
- Frontier: 18 x 14 x 8 inches
- Jet Blue Airways:
- For Jet BlueAirbus A321: 17 x 13 x 11 inches
- For Jet Blue Airbus A320 / EMBRAER 190: 18 x 15 x 8 inches
2. Simple Guidelines To Take Your Backpack With You On A Plane
You already know the size of the backpack you can take, you should know more tips if you don’t want to part with your backpack.
Slim And Light Backpack May Be Your Option
The bulkier backpack may cause unnecessary attention to the plane crew, a backpack with a convenient compartment and slim outlook maybe your best option to take.
Check the TSA Regulation
If you are really worried about your backpack, you can check the TSA and buy a backpack that is made under the TSA and airline personal item requirements.
The core tip for you to take your backpack with you on a plane is to pack light. First, it should be small enough to fit the space under the seat in front of you. Second, you should select a backpack suitable for your needs on a plane. Third, different airlines do have different regulations, but the basic dimension and weight are almost the same. ‘
Hope this essay can help you after you read through it, and wish you enjoy your trip!