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Post by Zedinmexico on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:03 pm

Be aware of new rules at United.   Size of Carry on Bag    9" by 14" by 22"
                                     Alaska    Size of Carry on Bag   10"by 17" by 24"



So that Standard size bag we all use is not good anymore for carry on.
This will be the last time I fly United.  I knew I quit flying United for a reason.

Any other airlines doing this?????

This is my reward to United.  Bad publicity.




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Post by snowyco on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:33 pm

Spirit (my favorite hated airline) 22" L x 18" W x 10" H

American, US airways and DELTA 22" L x 14" W x 9" H (same as UNITED)

Frontier is a bit larger: 24" L x 15.5" W x 9.5" H
Southwest and Airtran are comparable: 24" L x 16" W x 10" H

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Post by snowyco on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:34 pm

United treated us great on our flights this last week: Free snack box, free liquor...

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Post by Kottke on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:44 pm

Was there an OLD reason?

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Post by sparks on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Alaska

10" H x 17" W x 24" L (25 x 43 x 61 cm), plus one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:45 am

Frontier I understand as they fly smaller planes with very small carry on ability compared to 737 or A32X. OK so they want smaller luggage can't they pick the same size???  I find it fascinating all this changing when the new planes (with pull down bins instead of the doors) hold more luggage than the old type.  Viva Alaska...Viva SW.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:03 am

Be aware Alaska International luggage policy is different for Guad and Mexico City than other (tourist) airports in Mexico. Also luggage restrictions around Xmas. Still best deal for getting the most luggage back to Mexico. Standard carry on, carry on under seat and two full sized bags for $25US per person. This means we can get back four large suitcases, two carry on for overhead and two small carry on under seat for $50US extra for two seats. Good deal!
Don't care going north as suitcases are put in suitcases empty.

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Post by joyfull on Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:43 pm

If bringing back excess baggage this summer be sure to check with your airline. Some airlines have embargoes during the summer and Christmas holidays. NO boxes, which include plastic tubs and no more than 2 bags, even if you are willing to pay. This is on American into GDL, but other airlines may have similar rules. Check to be sure


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Post by Zedinmexico on Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:55 am

joyfull wrote:If bringing back excess baggage this summer be sure to check with your airline. Some airlines have embargoes during the summer and Christmas holidays. NO boxes, which include plastic tubs and no more than 2 bags, even if you are willing to pay. This is on American into GDL, but other airlines may have similar rules. Check to be sure

Alaska embargo is during Xmas season only.

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Post by joyfull on Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:43 am

Zedinmexico wrote:
joyfull wrote:If bringing back excess baggage this summer be sure to check with your airline. Some airlines have embargoes during the summer and Christmas holidays. NO boxes, which include plastic tubs and no more than 2 bags, even if you are willing to pay. This is on American into GDL, but other airlines may have similar rules. Check to be sure

Alaska embargo is during Xmas season only.

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good to know...thanks
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Post by Kottke on Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:10 am

snowyco wrote:United treated us great on our flights this last week:  Free snack box,  free liquor...

Are you the poster called yucalandia on another forum?

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Post by snowyco on Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:50 pm

joyfull wrote:If bringing back excess baggage this summer be sure to check with your airline. Some airlines have embargoes during the summer and Christmas holidays. NO boxes, which include plastic tubs and no more than 2 bags, even if you are willing to pay. This is on American into GDL, but other airlines may have similar rules. Check to be sure

Just flew United, stateside and back,  and they were not enforcing the smaller carry-on rules on any of the flights.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:26 am

snowyco wrote:
joyfull wrote:If bringing back excess baggage this summer be sure to check with your airline. Some airlines have embargoes during the summer and Christmas holidays. NO boxes, which include plastic tubs and no more than 2 bags, even if you are willing to pay. This is on American into GDL, but other airlines may have similar rules. Check to be sure

Just flew United, stateside and back,  and they were not enforcing the smaller carry-on rules on any of the flights.

Can't say the same. Flew last week and new suitcase testers are in use with a person watching.  Its 100USD if your bag is too big.

Here are the latest sizes for most airlines.

SW     24     16    10
Jet B.  24     16    10
Alaska 24     17    10  

United  American   USair   Cont. and   Delta use new smaller bag.
          22    14      9

Also when purchasing bags be careful many bags measurements don't include the wheels.  I found my new 20 inch bag to be 22 with wheels
and the airlines do count the wheels.  Take a tape measure with you as many bags that say airlines friendly are not. Also many bags don't have the needed info. They just say 20 inch for example. Found the new bag size to be very hard to find in affordable price. Found one bag at Ross dress for less and one in Marshalls.  I found the name pilot bag seems to be the right size.  Many bags were 9.5 inches which is a half an inch too large and they care about the half inch. Lots of talk up here over new rules which are just being enforced now. Start shopping early as only other bags I found were all over $200US.  Paid 60 for one and 100 for another.

Good Luck dealing with this folks also my experience with United this time met my expectations of being terrible which is another story. I would be embarrassed to be a United employee.

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Post by Pedro on Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:21 pm

we are flying united to edmonton aug. 30 and will follow their bag instructions from online. our carryon will be inside our big bags going and full on way back
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Post by martygraw on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:33 pm

Just finished the flight from hell on United, late into Houston, as a result miss connection in Chicago, arrived in Wpg 6 hrs late. Not looking forward to the return trip.
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