Moving by Airplane: How Much Luggage Can You Bring?

When you're moving your belongings on a plane trip, you need to know the luggage restrictions of the airline you're flying with. According to Luggagepros, most domestic airlines allow you to carry a 45 linear inch piece of hand luggage (in total). A common size bag for hand luggage is 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches, and the weight limit is usually 40 pounds. Most airlines also allow you to bring a hand bag and a personal item, such as a backpack. However, if you're moving your belongings on a plane trip, a simple hand luggage isn't enough to pack all your items.

In this case, you'll need to buy one or two documented suitcases, which will be placed under the plane. Most airlines require that checked bags weigh less than 50 pounds. Anything over this limit will incur an additional charge. For example, on an Alaska Airlines flight, you can carry one hand luggage and one personal item for free. To help you prepare for your big plane move, we've created this post on how to transport your belongings when you travel by plane.

No matter the case, whether you're moving to the other side of the country or the world, it's important to know how to move your belongings.

Ross Yetto
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