IATA Cabin Size Suggestions

Cabin size luggage has been in the news recently following The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) publication of guidelines for carry-on bag sizes. We should first point out that the new dimensions suggested by IATA are guidelines only.  These guidelines do not form any kind of legislation and airlines are not bound to follow them.  We cannot predict the decisions of the individual airlines, although we are monitoring the situation very closely.  To date, none of the airlines mentioned in the news reports have actually changed their policy in line with the guidance. Because many airlines use the cabin allowance as a method of encouraging customers to travel with them, it wouldn’t necessarily be in their interests to standardise sizes if it led to them being uncompetitive.  Therefore we are not expecting overnight adoption of these guidelines by all airlines. Bags Etc. already supply products to suit the cabin requirements of local and international markets and we will continue to do so in line with airline policy. 

Ultimately, the decision is with the individual airline and we always recommend customers check with the specific airline before they travel.

For the latest update please click here: http://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages/2015-06-17-01.aspx