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The Air Canada rules only permit a 16cm thick bag which is not a lot. Ryanair gives 20cm, United gives 22cm... how big is the sizer?

  • Note: there is no weight limit (if one can lift weights without limits). Ryanair has just one (or two) type of airplanes. I noticed that airlines with Dash tent to have lower limit (I assume mostly enforced only on such airplanes, just because lack of physical space, OTOH it is standard on Dash that you put "hand baggage" below the cabin). [I also never seen a sizer (or measuring) the personal item] – Giacomo Catenazzi Feb 4 at 9:13
  • c8.alamy.com/comp/AMHYCT/… you can see how there's a sizer for both items on this photo. – chx Feb 4 at 16:20
  • That photo has also 10Kg weight limit (which is not on Air Canada website). And I doubt Air Canada will use Dash in Miami. Interesting. – Giacomo Catenazzi Feb 4 at 16:27
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    In 2017 February they changed the 10kg weight limit to "what you can lift" but not the sizer. Also, the sizer has nothing to do with the equipment used on the route. – chx Feb 5 at 7:20
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At 0:05 in this video, Measuring up Air Canada's hard line on carry-on luggage, you can see the sizer dimensions.

The Personal Item is 16cm depth.

At 0:20, you see several close-up shots of the sizer itself.

  • But the video only shows the sizer's sign. We want to see the sizer itself, so we can see whether one could potentially squeeze in a thicker bag. Sometimes the sizer itself doesn't match the sign. – krubo Feb 8 at 4:49
  • @krubo Close-ups are in the video as well. OP asked how big is the sizer. – Johns-305 Feb 8 at 15:50
  • @krubo is right, there's nothing in this video. The answer would need to include a measuring tape either directly the sizer or something to the tone of "I squeezed a bag inside which was N cm thick". – chx Feb 8 at 16:08

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