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Minimum Dimensions For Checked Bag?  
User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

I'm shocked not to find this using search (and I'm sure a bunch of you will jump on me and find lots of old threads -- thanks!) and on airline sites, but what are the minimum dimensions for a checked bag? The new regulations may finally make this a non-trivial rule.

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

There typically isn't a minimum size. Most (if not all) airlines have a max bag size and weight, and if the bag exceeds that, they add a fee. For example, FL allows a bag up to 62 inches (length+width+height). Any bag that is 63"-80" has an additional $65 charge per bag and anything over 80" is not accepted (with some sporting equipement exempted [like skis]). DL has a similar policy, but charge $100 per bag for any bag between 63"-80".

User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1765 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3265 times:
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I don't think there's a minimum, either ... I've seen stuff as small as ladies purses, or small boxes come up the bag belts.

Usually the rampers will toss smaller stuff in plastic bins, to make it easier to move around.

- litz


User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Cool, thanks. So you guys think I could check, say, an old airline amenity kit, just hypothetically? I guess in reality it's likely to get left in the hold or otherwise lost, but I'm glad to hear about the plastic bins, that makes it less likely.

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