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Plans for standard cabin bag size

13 June 2015 by News Desk

travel_inner-planeYour flight to Australia is set to be a bit less stressful thanks to changes in the size of carry-on luggage, as plans are afoot to introduce a standard size for cabin luggage on passenger jets.

The International Air Transport Association says smaller bags would ensure everyone on a plane could fit their carry-on luggage into the overhead bins. The ITATA is proposing a new bag size of 21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5 inches.

IATA says its new carry-on standard has attracted interest from 30 major airlines and that a dozen including Emirates, Lufthansa and Qatar have agreed to accept the new standard.

IATA is working with luggage manufacturers to produce carry-on bags that meet the size limits and which will include a logo, showing the bag meets the guidelines.

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