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United Airlines changes its carry-on policies

We wanted to share some news about United Airlines' new carry-on policies.

United Airlines changes its carry-on policies
by Irene S. Levine | March 3, 2014 

Carry on bag guidelines help everyone board a little easier

If you are flying United, don’t get caught off-guard. United has changed it carry-on policies effective March 1, 2014, strictly limiting the size of carry-on items.

An excellent article published by The Points Guy (written by Denver-based flyer Jason Steele) explains the changes in detail but here they are in a nutshell:

Baggage sizers have been placed at all gates and some check-in areas to measure carry-on baggage.
A carry-on bag cannot exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches, including handle and wheels.
A personal item (such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop or other item) cannot exceed 9 x 10 x 17.
Regardless of the ticket fare class, you may be required to have your carry-on items measured in the sizer. If they don’t fit, you will have to check them and they will be subject to checked baggage fees. 

The article’s take-home message: Measure your bags before leaving home, especially the 9” deep dimension. Be sure to read the Points Guy article in its entirety. Additional information is available on the United website.