Do Luggage Warranties cover airline damage?

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Luggage warranties for most manufacturers do not cover damage caused by airline baggage handlers or baggage movement systems. However, certain premium brands such as Eagle Creek, Victorinox and Briggs & Riley do in fact extend their warranties to cover any sort of damage, with “no questions asked.” This sort of coverage is often only on certain products within a brand’s offering, so please read the warranty information on the product detail page of the item you are considering. For example Samsonite Warranty .

What are carry-on weight restrictions?

Our Guide for Most major airlines: Checked Luggage Policies.

Please check your airline’s website for details prior to your flight – but in general, the weight limitations are as follows:

Carry-on weight limits:

  • Carry-on luggage weight limits average around 40 lbs. on U.S. flights.
  • Carry-on luggage weight limits average around 22 lbs. on flights from the U.S. to international destinations (including Canada and Mexico).
  • Please contact your airline for weight limits on flights within the continents of Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

What are Checked luggage weight restrictions?

Checked luggage weight limits:

  • Checked luggage weight limits average around 50 lbs. on domestic flights, with a normal limit of 2 bags per person.
  • Checked luggage weight limits average around 50 lbs. on flight from the U.S. to international destinations, including Canada and Mexico, with a normal limit of 2 bags per person.
  • Please contact your airline for weight limits on flights within the continents of Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

NOTE: If you exceed the stated carry-on or checked luggage weight limits for your airline, you may be required to pay an overweight bag fee for each bag that is over the limit. Travel experts recommend that you weight your checked and carry-on luggage at home, before you leave for the airport. To get the most accurate measurement, you will need to use a Luggage Scale, which is designed specifically for this purpose. Most airlines charge for checked it bags.

 

What is a carry-on size of luggage domestic and international?

The most often-used carry-on size by major airlines in the U.S. is 22″ x 14″ x 9″ (or 45 total linear inches). If your carry-on meets the total 45″ rule, you will often be able to carry on your bag, even if it does not meet the exact dimensions above. However, it is important to check with your airline prior to travelling with a carry-on, as each airline’s requirements may vary for reasons specific only to that airline.

Remember that Canada & Mexico are considered International Travel, and airlines that fly into these countries may enforce more restrictive carry-on requirements than they use on their U.S. flights. It’s important to check with your airline prior to traveling with a carry-on in order to ensure that you’re in compliance with their regulations.

Overseas flights and flights within other continents often have even more restrictive carry-on baggage requirements. Again, it’s critical to check with your airline(s) to ensure you have the correct information before traveling.

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How to measure your suitcase!

What size suitcase do I need?

This is different with each passenger – it really depends on the length of your trip, your mode of travel, whether you’re a light or a heavy packer, and whether you tend to return from your trips with more or less than you left with.

For 3-4 day trips, most travelers will need a 24″ – 26″ upright.
For 4-7 day trips, most travelers will need a 27″ or larger upright.