It looks as though there’s more bad news coming from the major US carriers – last week Gizmodo reported that the 3 major US carriers, United, Delta, and American Airlines have decreased the size limits for carryon luggage. The width max has been decreased from 15 inches to 14 inches – not a huge change, but perhaps huge if your main carryon luggage is 15 inches!


Remember that as an active duty military member, you can check a bag or two for free on all the major carriers, even for leisure travel. As I’ve said before, I almost exclusively only with a carryon bag, so this hits me where it hurts.

Here are a couple options for carryon luggage that will still work within the new restrictions:

Briggs & Riley @ Baseline Luggage Baseline Domestic Carry-On Expandable Upright Suitcase, Black, Medium

Travelpro Luggage Platinum Magna 21 Inch Expandable Spinner Suiter, Black, One Size

CalPak Valley 20″ Carry-On Spinner (Black)

or, my personal favorite, a great carryon/backpack combo and one I’ve been using for about a year,

eBags Mother Lode TLS Weekender Convertible (Eggplant)


If you need to check a bag, I still recommend the REI Wheely Beast, as it’s absolutely impenetrable, easy to wheel, and has tons of handles for easy movement.

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