|Travelling Hello Kitty statue at Taoyuan Airport, |
Taiwan in 2008.
American, Delta and United have recently changed their size specifications for cabin baggage to a maximum of 22 inches long, 14 inches wide and 9 inches high. The width used to be 15 inches.
A March story on Yahoo reports that United is also enforcing the carry-on sizing rule more stringently. Those who fail the carry-on size test have to return to the counter to get their bags checked in, for a fee.
While some airlines do allow larger carry-ons, it now pays to check the the permitted dimensions again, just in case.