According to United Airlines Carry-on baggage policy “Each traveler can bring one carry-on bag plus one personal item free of charge. The items should be according to the dimensions given below so that you can place them into the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. The dimensions for these items are as given below.
Note: Carry-on baggage policy is different for United Express flights.
United Airlines Carry on Baggage Allowance
The maximum dimensions for your personal item, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item, are 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm).
The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels.
Any item larger than the carry-on baggage size and any item above the carry-on and personal item allowance will be checked to your final destination, and checked baggage service charges may apply.
Bag sizers are available in the check-in area, so you can double check the size of your items once you get to the airport.
United Airlines Also Allows you to bring the following items on board, in addition to your one bag and one personal item limit:
- Jacket or umbrella
- Reading material
- Food or merchandise purchased in the airport
- Assistive devices (collapsible wheelchair, cane, one set of crutches, medical devices needed to administer prescription medications, portable oxygen concentrator, etc.)
- FAA-approved child restraint system or safety seat
- Diaper bag
- Breast pump
- Pet carrier (service charges apply for in-cabin pets)