Wheeled Totes: These are ideal pieces for people who are looking for a small, wheeled luggage to carry onto the plane. Most wheeled totes will fit under the seat, and are small enough to easily lift in and out of the overhead storage bins. Wheeled totes can hold a single change of clothes, books, magazines, and any other small items you would like to take with you on the plane.
18″ – 20″ Carry-On Luggage: These are considered the International carry-on sizes, as they are allowed as a carry-on for most International flights. They are ideal for trips of 1-2 days, as they have packing space for a few outfits, a pair of shoes, and toiletries.
21″ – 22″ Carry-on Luggage: These are the most popular sizes of carry-on luggage for U.S. domestic flights. Most U.S. airlines have carry on restrictions of 22″ x 14″ x 9″, or 45 linear inches. These are the ideal sizes for business travelers or weekend trips, as most pieces have sufficient packing space for a few outfits, a couple pairs of shoes, and toiletries.
23″ – 24″ Small Checked Luggage: These sizes are popular for travelers looking for a smaller, lighter option of luggage to check. There is room for 2 to 3 outfits, a couple pair of shoes, and toiletry kits.
25″ – 27″ Checked Luggage: These sizes are the most popular size of luggage to check. They are ideal for trips of 5 to 7 days, or longer, depending on how you pack. They have a large capacity for multiple outfits, shoes, and toiletries.
28″ – 32″ Suitcase: These are very large suitcases meant for trips exceeding a week. Due to their large size, when fully packed they can be difficult to maneuver and may exceed the 50 lbs. weight restrictions that most U.S. airlines enforce. Along with the weight restrictions, most U.S. airlines have a size restriction of 62″ linear inches and these sizes may exceed that size, especially when expanded.
Example of sizes 19″, 21″, 24″, 28″