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Use a carry on backpack to travel happier, and save time and money

Research and accuracy informs all the work we do at Standard Luggage Co. It seems like all airlines have varying policies, fees, and restrictions when it comes to flying with them.  In designing our travel backpack, we needed to validate that Standard's Carry-on would fit on any major airline. So we went out and got ALL the data to ensure we designed the best possible bag that would let you travel happier and save time and money.

When you travel only with a carry on, there’s no luggage to check and un-check at the airport. Not checking bags is a huge time saver and not to mention much easier experience now most airports are adopting self-service check-ins and streamlined security checks. If you’re running late, you might even be able to dodge a slow elevator or jump the queue for a taxi. Saving time in those situations can mean the difference between missing that critical connecting flight or not.

With so many airlines charging for checked baggage, we knew there was a serious opportunity there. For the cost conscious traveller, paying baggage fees add up quickly.  That’s why we can confidently say that by using our Carry-on, you can save up $50 per trip in 1st checked bag fees, and up to $100 on the 2nd checked bag fee. Take a few trips and Carry-on pays for itself… now that’s progress.

As they say, the proof is in the pudding. So here’s a summary of domestic flight policies for major American carriers. We used this data to develop Standard's Carryon.

Check back over the next few weeks for more comparisons on airlines in Europe and Asia.

 Important: This summary was created when this article was written and is for illustrative purposes only. Always check with your airline for the current and accurate carry-on policy.

Airline

Free Carry-on?

Max Carry on Size

1st Checked Bag Fee

2nd Checked Bag Fee

3rd Checked Bag Fee

Alaska Airlines

YES

24" x 17" x 10"

$25.00

$25.00

$75.00

American Airlines 

YES

22" x 14" x 9"

$25.00

$35.00

$150.00

Delta Air Lines

YES

22" x 14" x 9"

$25.00

$35.00

Frontier Airlines

NO

24" x 16" x 10"

$15 to $25

$30.00

$75.00

Hawaiian Airlines

YES

22" x 14" x 9"

$25.00

$35.00

$100.00

JetBlue

YES

24" x 16" x 10"

FREE

$50.00

$100.00

Southwest Airlines

YES

24" x 16" x 10"

FREE

FREE

$50

Spirit Airlines

NO

22" x 18" x 10"

$21 to $100

$31 to $100

$76 to $100

United Airlines

YES

22" x 14" x 9"

$25.00

$35.00

$100.00

US Airways

YES

22" x 14" x 9"

$25.00

$35.00

$150.00

Virgin America

YES

24" x 16" x 10"

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

 

As always, travel safe and happy... and don't forget to send us your pictures while on the road!

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