Alaska Airlines to Cut Carry-On Size to Industry Standard

Beginning June 4, Alaska Airlines flyers will face a smaller size limit for carry-on bags.

The carrier currently allows carry-ons as large as 24x17x10 inches. A new standard will limit carry-ons to 22x14x9 inches. The change will also apply to Alaska-branded flights on regional carriers Horizon and SkyWest. By the time of the change, Alaska will have phased out its Virgin America brand.

Alaska says it is reducing the size limit to align with the rules of most other domestic and international airlines, including codeshare partners.

"We're changing our bag size allowance to make sure that your carry-on bag will be accepted aboard all the flights within your itinerary," the Alaska Airlines website reads. "This will help you avoid carry-on bag size conflicts and make connections with other airlines easier during your future trips."

Alaska codeshare partner American -- as well as domestic rivals Delta, United and JetBlue -- all have carry-on bag limits of 22x14x9 inches. Southwest's limit is larger, at 24x16x10.

Alaska noted that the smaller limit will allow for more bags to fit into the overhead bins.
Travel Weekly 4/11/2018