Can You Bring A Suit Bag On A Plane?

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Carrying a suit bag and wearing a suit on an airplane both are different things. If you want to carry a suit in a suit bag with you on an airplane then you have to take care of a few things to avoid any kind of difficulties that you may face during your journey.

Before proceeding one very important question that arises in our mind is…

Does Suit Bag Count As Carry On?

If you travel with your suit bag then does it qualifies as a carry-on or a personal item?

here the policy may vary for different airlines. If we talk about American airline policy regarding this concern then we have listed the dimension that defines what is come under carrying on luggage and what is under a personal item…

  • The defined dimension for a carry on according to American Airlines shouldn’t exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches.
  • Similarly, for the personal item, the defined dimension is 18 x 14 x 8 inches.

Most people want to carry their suit in a suit bag and there are several reasons to do so the most possible reason is attending an urgent interview immediately after boarding. Whether you travel by car or by airplane, after boarding at your destination, finding a wrinkled jacket and pants can disturb your overall schedule and there may be a headache to find a dry cleaner to fix that problem.

To avoid such an unexpected situation, you have to pack your suit in the right way.

Use a Garment bag

Here the question arises…

Can you carry a garment bag on a plane?

Using a garment bag to carry your suit is the right way to avoid wrinkles on your jacket and pant. Simply put your suit inside the garment bag and zip it on carefully so that the jacket won’t be stuck in the zipper.

If you are traveling on a plane first-class then it is easier to hang it in your closet. Usually, a small garment bag with one suit comes under the category of a personal item. You can also fold your garment bag in half to reduce its size and put it underneath your front seat or ask the flight attendant to hang it for you.

Can you bring a suit bag on a plane Delta?

Delta Airlines does not specify any specific rule to carry a suit bag on a plane but you can carry a carry-on bag and one personal item without paying extra.

The valid dimension of a carry-on bag is 22 x 14 x 9 inches.

Can you bring a suit bag on a plane air Canada?

With the size and weight restriction, you can carry one carry-on bag and one personal item on a Canada-based airline. A garment bag is counted as a personal item.

Can you bring a suit bag on a plane Easy Jet?

The Easyjet hand luggage size is 56 x 45 x 25 cm and there is no weight limit on cabin luggage.

South West garment bag policy

If your garment bag’s dimension is 10 x 16 x 24 inches then your garment bag is considered a personal carry-on bag. Some bags are bigger than the mentioned size and can be folded to reduce their size and this way will be accepted by some South West airlines.

United Airlines garment bag policy

The allowed dimension for a carry-on bag in United Airlines is 9 x 14 x 22 inches. United Airlines generally takes a garment bag as a carry-on bag.

Some rules are not always enforced…

Most airlines take a small garment bag as carrying on not a personal item but this rule is not always enforced on the passengers. It is often seen that people with garment bags carrying on backpacks don’t even interrupt at the checkpoint.

Nick Johnson

I love travelling and buying backpacks for my trip. I love to share the backpack buying guide and some useful tips on this website.