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Buckingham Palace Is Selling an Engagement Ring Inspired by Meghan Markle’s — for Only $40

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 16:26
<p>The Buckingham Palace Gift Shop has long sold stellar <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/offbeat/things-to-buy-at-buckingham-palace-gift-shop" target="_blank">replica items</a> of the royal family's real belongings. Inside the store and <a href="https://www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk/" target="_blank">online</a>, visitors can buy a reproduction tea set just like the one Queen Elizabeth uses, or a stuffed corgi modeled after Her Majesty's favorite pups. While these are cool, the gift shop unveiled something so special that it's likely to become the store’s best-selling item in no time.</p><p>This week, the Royal Collection debuted a “Buckingham Palace Statement Ring,” which bears an uncanny resemblance to Meghan Markle’s now famous engagement ring.</p><p> </p><p>“This three crystal ring is made of sparking crystals set on palladium-plated metal,” the site explained. “This can be worn as part of a set with matching earrings and pendant.”</p><p>This ring currently retails for about $40, which is a steal when you consider Meghan’s actual engagement ring is <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/meghan-markle-engagement-ring-princess-diana-diamonds" target="_blank">worth an estimated $66,750</a>. The real ring, which Prince Harry commissioned and helped design, comes with two small side diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection, along with a large center stone Harry picked out from their beloved Botswana.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/meghan-markle-aquaphor-highlighter-beauty-secret" target="_blank">You Might Already Have Meghan Markle’s $5 Secret to Glowing Skin in Your Bathroom</a></p><p>“With two round diamonds supporting what appears to be a 2.5-carat cushion cut diamond, the stones are set in white gold with the main band of the ring in yellow gold,” David Allen of 77 Diamonds told <i>Daily Mail </i>after the couple’s engagement. “A ring of this size and quality would start at around £50,000 but with the use of the late Princess Diana’s diamonds as side stones, this ring, like Kate’s before it, is of inestimable worth.”</p><p>Of course, the Buckingham Palace Gift Shop ring isn’t the first item of Meghan’s to get the replica treatment. Just hours after she walked down the aisle, designers around the globe were already <a href="https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/a20915755/meghan-markle-royal-wedding-gown-replica/" target="_blank">selling replicas</a> of her Givenchy wedding dress. Though, again, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/meghan-markle-royal-wedding-dress" target="_blank">the real thing</a> was both one-of-a-kind and priceless. Still, it’s fun to buy these knock-offs just to play pretend.</p><p>If you want to get a lookalike for less, try this <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078RY2SFL/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tlmeghanring-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B078RY2SFL&amp;linkId=8cd4dfdb4d3c0c77a7ea9f7990e0c2eb" target="_blank">Samie Collection ring</a>, which comes with an equally impressive three stone set with 18-karat-gold plating for just $10.</p><img alt="meghan markle engagement ring lookalike "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1538059309/samie-collection-MEGHANRING0918.jpg?itok=z5eTFdyf"><p>This <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0793KKKX9/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tlmeghanring-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B0793KKKX9&amp;linkId=136f558c45bf6d97dbfc89343ff8d2ae" target="_blank">Kate Bissett dupe</a> was also modeled after Meghan’s real ring, but will set you back just $20.</p><img alt="meghan markle engagement ring lookalike "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1538059309/kate-bissett-MEGHANRING0918.jpg?itok=CKmtNS_c"><p>For a bit more sparkle, go for this <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ring-Wright-Co-Sterling-Silver-925-Meghan-Markle-14K-Gold-Plated-Cushion-Cubic-Zirconia-Wedding-Engagement-Ring/300184091" target="_blank">Ring Wright Co. ring</a>, which comes set in Sterling silver and 14-karat-gold-plated cushion for $25.</p><img alt="meghan markle engagement ring lookalike "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1538059309/walmart-ring-MEGHANRING0918.jpg?itok=2kZ_-q2n">
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Ryan Reynolds Is Teaming Up With Richard Branson to Bring You Gin on Virgin Atlantic Flights

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 16:26
<p><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/virgin" target="_blank">Virgin Atlantic</a>'s flights just got a little more enticing thanks to “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds.</p><p>Reynolds, alongside Virgin founder Richard Branson, announced his Aviation American Gin will soon be available on all Virgin Atlantic flights. This duo couldn’t just announce the partnership in a simple press release, so instead they released a video about the new onboard drink option.</p><p>"At Aviation we're totally focused on making the best damn gin on the planet,” Reynolds deadpans. "In order to maximize shareholder value, we are pleased to announce Virgin Atlantic and Aviation are merging."</p><p>Branson quickly interjects, "Actually, Ryan, this is more of a partnership announcement. Virgin Atlantic will now be <em>serving</em> Aviation gin.”</p><p>“Yes,” Reynolds said. “At first.”</p><p>The actor then announces his new name for the company: AvaVirgination. And then Branson walks off set. (Watch the video above.)</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/richard-branson-luxury-hotel-south-africa" target="_blank">Richard Branson's Business Trips Put Everyone Else's Vacations to Shame</a></p><p>For those actually intrigued to taste the gin on their next flight, it comes with flavor notes including “juniper, lavender, anise, sarsaparilla, orange peel and cardamom,” according to <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/gin/distilled-gin/aviation-gin/" target="_blank">Masters of Malt</a>. Such a delicious onboard drink choice should come as no surprise when you consider that Virgin Atlantic is often considered one of the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/worlds-best-airlines-for-food" target="_blank">best in the business</a> for its food choices.</p><p>“Working with Ryan and his team on this partnership has been so exciting. Aviation Gin is a true icon born out of a spirit of innovation, so serving it on board Virgin Atlantic flights seemed like a natural combination,” Branson added in a more serious note on <a href="https://blog.virginatlantic.com/virgin-atlantic-partners-aviation-american-gin/" target="_blank">Virgin Atlantic’s blog</a>.</p><p>“I’ve been a huge fan of Sir Richard Branson and Virgin for years,” Reynolds added. “For Aviation to be chosen as the gin of choice for such an iconic and quintessentially British brand is a complete honor. We look forward to serving Virgin Atlantic guests for years to come and, on a personal note, Sir Richard has promised to teach me the difference between revenue and profit, so I am beyond excited.”</p>
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Why Southwest Is Offering More Short Flights Around California

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 16:05
<p>Southwest Airlines has been expanding short-haul flights within California — and it's a win for the airline and the passengers taking advantage of quick trips around the state.</p><p>Between June 2017 and June 2018, the carrier added about 3,000 daily one-way seats to flights within the state alone, <a href="https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Southwest-testing-short-haul-strategy-in-California" target="_blank"><em>Travel Weekly</em> reported</a>. Plus, the airline has been offering more ticket prices in the $100 to $200 range for last-minute travelers.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/cheap-flights-hawaii-southwest-airlines-honolulu-airport-permit" target="_blank">Southwest Just Got One Step Closer to Offering Cheap Flights to Hawaii</a></p><p>The increase follows Southwest's shift from focusing more on longer haul flights to short haul markets in recent years, <a href="https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/southwest-airlines-layers-back-in-short-haul-flying-as-it-contemplates-is-long-term-network-strategy-251805" target="_blank">which the Centre for Aviation projected in 2015</a>. Short-haul flights, which vary in definition by airline but Southwest considers to be less than 500 miles, have been less popular with travelers in the last couple of decades because of the time it takes to go through airport security. Passengers have to arrive just as early as they would have to for a longer flight for security screening, so a short flight can seem like a wash compared to driving or train travel.</p><p>However, the risig popularity of PreCheck has changed this, according to <em>Travel Weekly</em>: The <a href="https://www.tsa.gov/precheck" target="_blank">TSA reported in August 2018</a> that 94% of PreCheck members waited less than 5 minutes at security.</p><p>The airline may also increase its short-haul flights along the East coast, South and Midwest, but it is still focusing on California for now.</p>
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You Can Rent This Cottage Made Entirely of Chocolate — and Yes, You Can Eat Some of It (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 13:00
<p>Booking.com is making your Willy Wonka dreams come true with its new chocolate cottage (you read that right, <i>chocolate</i>) in Sèvres, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/resort-hotels-in-france" target="_blank">France</a>.</p><p>No, this isn’t simply a cottage filled with chocolate treats. Instead, it’s a cottage made <em>entirely</em> of the sweet stuff located at the glass house L’Orangerie Ephémère in the gardens of the Cité de la Céramique.</p><img alt="Interior of Booking.com's Chocolate Cottage "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537977259/chocolate-cottage-interior-CHOCHOUSE0918.jpg?itok=X3E1kJYT"><p>“Designed and manufactured by Jean-Luc Decluzeau, the renowned artisan chocolatier who specializes in chocolate sculptures, this unique, 18-square-meter chocolate cottage will be crafted out of approximately 1.5 tons of chocolate,” Booking.com shared in a <a href="https://news.booking.com/bookingcoms-cottage-made-completely-of-chocolate/" target="_blank">statement</a>.</p><p>The cottage can accommodate up to four guests who will each be surrounded by decadent treats including chocolate walls, a chocolate roof, fireplace, dresser, clock, cups, books, and a luxuriously sweet chocolate chandelier.</p><img alt="Master Chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau outside of his booking.com chocolate cottage "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537977259/jean-luc-decluzeau-chocolatier-CHOCHOUSE0918.jpg?itok=25C4vk2T"><p>But that’s not all. Guests will also find more chocolate goodness outside thanks to its white chocolate duck pond and chocolate flower bed.</p><p>The good news for diehard chocoholics is that many of the delectable items in the cottage are actually edible. And, beyond being surrounded by chocolates, guests lucky enough to book a stay will also have the opportunity to learn how to make the delicious dessert in a workshop dedicated to making personalized mini chocolate chalets.</p><p>“Booking.com is committed to providing unique and unforgettable experiences for travelers all over the world,” Vanessa Heydorff, Regional Director of <a href="https://www.booking.com/" target="_blank">Booking.com</a>, France, said. “This Chocolate Cottage — the only bookable one ever created— celebrates the incredible diversity of Booking.com’s offering and is a tasty example of the many unforgettable travel experiences our customers can enjoy.”</p><img alt="Details of booking.com's Chocolate Cottage "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537977259/chocolate-cottage-details-CHOCHOUSE0918.jpg?itok=05qkphd1"><p>Jean-Luc Decluzeau stated, “I never thought I'd have the opportunity to build a life-size Chocolate Cottage for travelers to sleep in!” He added, “I’m excited to collaborate with Booking.com and to share my passion for chocolate. I hope guests will relish the chance to experience such a sweet and unique place to stay.”</p><p>To try and book a night at the chocolate cottage <a href="https://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/the-chocolate-cottage.en-gb.html" target="_blank">head over to Booking.com now</a>. But don’t worry, if it’s booked, the site also has <a href="https://www.booking.com/searchresults.en-gb.html?label=gen173bo-1DCAsoTUIVdGhlLWNob2NvbGF0ZS1jb3R0YWdlSAlYA3IFdXNfY2GIAQGYAS64AQfIAQzYAQPoAQH4AQKSAgF5ogIQbmV3cy5ib29raW5nLmNvbagCAw&amp;lang=en-gb&amp;sid=e4b9802369a6925119d714df2816db9b&amp;sb=1&amp;src=hotel&amp;src_elem=sb&amp;error_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.booking.com%2Fhotel%2Ffr%2Fthe-chocolate-cottage.en-gb.html%3Flabel%3Dgen173bo-1DCAsoTUIVdGhlLWNob2NvbGF0ZS1jb3R0YWdlSAlYA3IFdXNfY2GIAQGYAS64AQfIAQzYAQPoAQH4AQKSAgF5ogIQbmV3cy5ib29raW5nLmNvbagCAw%3Bsid%3De4b9802369a6925119d714df" target="_blank">plenty of other options in the region</a>. We just wouldn’t recommend tasting those.</p>
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This Sleek Cross-body Bag Looks Good With Basically Every Fall Outfit

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:30
<p>Switching handbags is a pain. You have to move all of your necessary accoutrements into a new bag to match your outfit or that day's itinerary. Most times, I’m too lazy to switch everything at once, which leaves me rummaging through my miscellaneous bags for the concert tickets I had printed a few days prior. To avoid the panic, I learned my lesson and now aim to find one handbag that I love enough to wear all season.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-weekender-bags" target="_blank">The Best Weekender Bags for Every Style</a></p><p>This season, that bag is <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.toryburch.com/james-small-saddlebag/50773.html" target="_blank">Tory Burch’s “James” small saddle bag</a> in Moose, which can be worn cross-body or over-the-shoulder — it comes with both straps. The neutral caramel leather goes with anything; it's soft and lightweight; and the four pockets make me feel as organized as if I were carrying a filing cabinet out with me.</p><p>Aside from the functionality, the design is minimal, sleek, and stylish, so whether I’m going to a business meeting, happy hour, a date, or merely out for a Saturday stroll, this is the perfect bag to get me through fall. See it styled three ways below.</p><p> </p><h2>Wear It for a Saturday Stroll</h2><img alt="tory burch james saddlebag outfit "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537901143/saturday-stroll-cross-body-bag-BAG0918.jpg?itok=DxoHvhPn"><p><em>(clockwise from top left)</em><br />Jennifer Behr headband, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.shopbop.com/rosamund-headband-jennifer-behr/vp/v=1/1568907098.htm" target="_blank">shopbop.com</a>, $325<br />Tory Burch bag, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.toryburch.com/james-small-saddlebag/50773.html" target="_blank">toryburch.com</a>, $598<br />Joseph dress, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Joseph-Jamie-Fossil-print-silk-dress-1231971" target="_blank">matchesfashion.com</a>, $1,045<br />Alexander McQueen ring, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1071699/alexander_mcqueen/gold-tone--swarovski-crystal-and-faux-pearl-ring" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $375<br />By Far boots, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.intermixonline.com/by-far/este-boots/ESTE-WHITE.html" target="_blank">intermixonline.com</a>, $510</p><h2>Wear It to a Business Meeting</h2><img alt="tory burch james saddlebag outfit "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537901143/business-trip-cross-body-bag-BAG0918.jpg?itok=OVvX25YV"><p><em>(clockwise from top left)</em><br />Nili Lotan pants, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1081711/nili_lotan/irene-wool-twill-wide-leg-pants" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $575<br />Tory Burch bag, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.toryburch.com/james-small-saddlebag/50773.html" target="_blank">toryburch.com</a>, $598<br />Preen by Thornton Bregazzi top, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1079996/Preen_by_Thornton_Bregazzi/marcia-ruched-floral-print-stretch-crepe-top" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $430<br />Lizzie Fortunato earrings, (hoops) <a href="http://shop.lizziefortunato.com/collections/mood-hoops/products/mood-hoops" target="_blank">lizziefortunato.com</a>, $95, (charm) <a href="http://shop.lizziefortunato.com/collections/mood-hoops/products/far-out-charm-1" target="_blank">lizziefortunato.com</a>, $35 each<br />The Row shoes, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1058541/The_Row/minimal-leather-loafers" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $795</p><h2>Wear It to Happy Hour</h2><img alt="tory burch james saddlebag outfit "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537901143/casual-outfit-cross-body-bag-BAG0918.jpg?itok=8Wh600Q8"><p><em>(clockwise from top left)</em><br />Jennifer Fisher earrings, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1072903/Jennifer_Fisher/small-huggie-gold-plated-hoop-earrings" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $80<br />Tory Burch bag, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.toryburch.com/james-small-saddlebag/50773.html" target="_blank">toryburch.com</a>, $598<br />3X1 jeans, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1078260/3x1/stevie-high-rise-straight-leg-jeans" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $225<br />Everlane shoes, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.everlane.com/products/womens-day-heel-pecan" target="_blank">everlane.com</a>, $160<br />Nanushka shirt, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1057960/Nanushka/alana-striped-modal-turtleneck-sweater" target="_blank">net-a-porter.com</a>, $145</p>
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Six Flags Will Give You $300 and Season Passes to Spend 30 Hours in a ‘Slightly Used’ Coffin (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:00
<p>Halloween is in full swing, and Six Flags as a spooky challenge that is definitely not for the faint of heart.</p><p>Six Flags St. Louis is celebrating Fright Fest with a 30-hour Coffin Challenge. Yes, you read that correctly. Six very brave guests will be charged with having to stay in “slightly used” coffins — we won’t ask exactly what that means — for 30 hours, from 1 p.m. on October 13 to 7 p.m. on October 14, <a href="https://www.insideedition.com/coffin-challenge-six-flags-looking-6-guests-spend-30-hours-coffin-47046" target="_blank"><em>Inside Edition</em> reported</a>.</p><p>It’s unclear as to whether the coffins will be open or shut. We sincerely hope they’ll remain open, since the average person consumes about 0.5 liters of oxygen per minute, <a href="https://www.popsci.com/article/science/how-long-could-you-survive-coffin-if-you-were-buried-alive" target="_blank">according to PopSci</a>, which means that suffocating in a coffin could possibly take only five and a half hours, depending on the person and how tightly sealed their coffin of choice is.</p><p>But don’t worry, the park is taking precautions. According to <em>Inside Edition</em>, contestants will be given a bathroom break every hour for six minutes, which is plenty of time to catch their breath again. They will also be provided food and water, as well as be able to keep a friend nearby for company (or possibly sanity). Now, they just have to deal with the onset of claustrophobia.</p><p>Even worse, contestants must be left alone after the park is closed, and they can’t even ride the rides. But <a href="https://www.sixflags.com/content/take-fright-fest-30-hour-coffin-challenge" target="_blank">according to the Six Flags website</a>, some of the park’s Fright Fest Freaks (actors who play spooky characters) will be “lurking.”</p><p>Sadly, therapy is not a prize for this contest.</p><p>The winner <em>will</em> receive two 2019 Gold Season passes, a Fright Fest package (including two VIP Haunted House passes and a ticket for two on the Freak Train), and $300. They even get to keep the coffin. How nice?</p><p>Registration is open for the challenge until October 3. More information and the registration form can be found on the <a href="https://www.sixflags.com/stlouis/special-events/other-events/fright-fest-30-hour-coffin-challenge" target="_blank">Six Flags St. Louis website</a>.</p>
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The Best Advice for Living to 100, According to 100 Centenarians

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:46
<p>One in three babies born today will likely <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/lifeexpectancies/articles/whatareyourchancesoflivingto100/2016-01-14" target="_blank">live to see their 100th birthday</a>. The world is indeed becoming a healthier place to live well into our golden years. But, how can you ensure you get there, too? It’s simple: Stay positive, eat sweets, and enjoy a cocktail or two a day.</p><p>OK, so living to 100 isn’t that simple, but that’s the advice some of the 100 people who lived to 100 or more gave in previously published interviews, which have now been compiled in a new project for <a href="https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/senior-information/how-to-live-to-100/" target="_blank"><i>A Place for Mom</i></a> titled, "How to Live to 100."</p><p>In the project, <i>A Place for Mom</i> analyzed which advice was given most often. According to the site’s findings, 29 percent of centenarians said they ignored traditional nutritional advice, while 25 percent conversely said adhering to a healthy diet helped them reach the birthday milestone.</p><p>“I saw the doctor and he said, ‘Are you careful about what you eat?’ and I said, ‘Certainly not, I drink three Dr Peppers a day,’ and he said, ‘Oh my goodness, that’s too much sugar. You will die if you keep drinking that,’” Elizabeth Sullivan <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/19/elizabeth-sullivan-dr-pepper_n_6907106.html" target="_blank">shared on her 104th birthday</a> in 2015. “But 10 years later he died and I had to change doctors. So I’m still drinking three Dr Peppers a day and people said that’s bad for me but you know, not very many people live to be 104. So I guess the sugar in the Dr Peppers have kept me alive all this time.”</p><p>An additional 22 percent said remaining active helped them add a few more years to their lives, while 18 percent credited their long years to having a healthy attitude.</p><p>"I watch my weight - no sugar, honey. If life’s not good today, forget about it. Tomorrow, it will be better. Look at it that way. Let it go by. Keep yourself occupied and busy. Do that all the time,” Mary Todisco, aged 103, <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-woman-reveals-longevity-secrets-103rd-birthday-article-1.3737770" target="_blank">noted in January</a>.</p><p>As for the other top 10 ways people said they lived to 100, 16 percent said they drank alcohol regularly, while 12 percent said they never drank or smoked. Ten percent credited keeping strong relationships for their age, nine percent said getting a good night’s sleep was the key, another nine percent said being nice to others was also critical, and an additional nine percent credited their faith.</p><p>Though many of these lifestyle choices seem silly, it turns out they can have a big impact on how many years are left in our lives.</p><p>“Our genetic makeup and lifestyle habits influence longevity, but the impact each element plays is a hotly debated topic,” David J. Demko, a clinical gerontologist, explained. “The current ratio suggests that genetic risk factors control 25 percent and lifestyle risk factors control 75 percent, but this ratio fluctuates in line with new research on factors reported to reduce risks to morbidity and mortality. Regardless of the precise weighting of this ratio, it’s clear that a long life boils down to far more than simply smart genes and dumb luck.”</p><p>But really, in the end, it’s more about the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/trips-of-a-lifetime" target="_blank">life in our years</a>, not the years in our life, right?</p>
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Airline Carry-on Luggage Size Restrictions: What You Need to Know

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:30
<p>The vacation countdown is almost over, and it’s time to get packing. Before you print that boarding pass and set your <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-etiquette/how-to-write-out-of-office" target="_blank">out-of-office message</a>, though, it’s important to conduct a bit of research to avoid any hiccups at the gate — especially with your cargo. Though many travel rules vary depending on what region of the world you’re heading to or from, carry-on luggage size limits remain a consistent, steadfast metric for the vast majority of airlines.</p><p>Sure, you might occasionally be able to sneak onboard with a bag that’s a bit oversized or overweight, but it's always smarter to plan ahead. To ensure you get from point A to point B smoothly, choosing the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-carry-on-luggage" target="_blank">best carry-on luggage</a> to fit the fine print will make for less travel stress. Skip the Googling and follow this guide to know what size suitcase to bring on your next trip — no TSA bargaining, pleading, or, worst of all, last-minute checking required.</p><p>To get started, let's begin with these frequently asked questions.</p><h2>What size is carry-on luggage?</h2><p>Though you might find an inch or two of a difference with various airlines, the standard domestic carry-on luggage size is 22” x 14” x 9”, which includes the handle and the wheels. This size limit ensures your bag — and ideally everyone else's — will be able to be stored safely in the overhead bin for your flight. By far, the biggest benefit of traveling with carry-on luggage is being able to transport your belongings yourself without entrusting them to the airline and hoping they'll arrive at your destination on time and in one, undamaged piece.</p><h2>What is the weight limit for carry-on luggage?</h2><p>For many major domestic airlines — think: Delta, Southwest, JetBlue — there are no weight restrictions for carry-on bags. You'll just have to be able to lift it above your head into the storage bin. And in most cases, even if airlines do list a specific pound or kilogram limit on their websites, they likely won't weigh your carry-on bags. As long as your pack doesn’t appear to be overstuffed, you’re probably OK. Weight is much more important for small commuter planes, mostly due to safety regulations.</p><h2>What is a personal item?</h2><p>In addition to your carry-on suitcase, many airlines also allow a personal item. This can be a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-laptop-bags" target="_blank">laptop bag</a>, a purse, a briefcase, a beach bag — whatever you like, as long as it is generally small. Personal item restrictions vary by airline, and some choose not to include any specifics at all. In those cases, the general rule of thumb is an item smaller in dimension and weight than your carry-on bag. For families flying with a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/family-vacations/best-travel-stroller-foldable" target="_blank">stroller</a> or diaper bag or those traveling with uncommon additions like a wedding dress or an instrument can rest assured that most carriers will let you bring these along with your carry-on luggage and your personal item, but we recommend you contact the airline in advance to confirm this.</p><h2>What is the best carry-on luggage?</h2><p>As with any travel gear, everyone has a different opinion on the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-luggage-brands" target="_blank">best luggage brands</a>, but the best buy for you is ultimately the one that suits your needs as a traveler. If you're constantly on the road, invest in a durable bag that can keep up. If you take one or two vacations a year, you can go with something more affordable. These days, you don't have to stick to legacy brands to get a quality suitcase. Many up-and-comers offer some really solid options whether you prefer softside or <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-hardside-luggage" target="_blank">hardside luggage</a>, two-wheel rollaboards or four-wheel spinners. Before you buy, take note of the dimensions in comparison with the airlines you prefer to fly to be sure you’re shopping on the safe side.</p><p> </p><h2>What is allowed in a carry-on bag?</h2><p>What you put in your carry-on bag is regulated, as well. In addition to the same rules that apply to checked bags, which prohibit firearms, lithium batteries, and other potentially hazardous items, you must be mindful of liquids when packing your carry-on luggage. Regardless of your destination, you <a href="https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule" target="_blank">cannot bring containers of liquid, paste, aerosol, gel, or cream larger than 3.4 ounces</a> through security. Make sure to check the specific rules of your carrier, too, so you won’t be forced to throw anything away at the gate.</p><h2>Carry-on luggage size chart</h2><p>Travel retailer eBags compiled this super-helpful list of carry-on luggage regulations for the most popular airlines. On their site, each <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.ebags.com/buyingguides/luggage-and-travel/carry-on-luggage-size" target="_blank">airline's specific requirements are shoppable</a>.</p><table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" dir="ltr" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><colgroup><col width="100" /><col width="100" /><col width="100" /><col width="100" /></colgroup><tbody><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Airline&quot;}">Airline</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Size in Inches&quot;}">Size in Inches</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Size in Centimeters&quot;}">Size in Centimeters</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Weight&quot;}">Weight</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;AeroMexico&quot;}">AeroMexico</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 14 x 9&quot;}">22 x 14 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 22&quot;}">55 x 35 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 lbs.&quot;}">22 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Air Canada&quot;}">Air Canada</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.5 x 15.5 x 9&quot;}">21.5 x 15.5 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;54 x 39 x 22&quot;}">54 x 39 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 lbs.&quot;}">22 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Air France&quot;}">Air France</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9&quot;}">21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 25&quot;}">55 x 35 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 lbs.&quot;}">22 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Air New Zealand&quot;}">Air New Zealand</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;46.5 total linear&quot;}">46.5 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;118 total linear&quot;}">118 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;15 lbs.&quot;}">15 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;AirTran Airways&quot;}">AirTran Airways</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;24 x 16 x 10&quot;}">24 x 16 x 10</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;60 x 40 x 25&quot;}">60 x 40 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Alaska Airlines&quot;}">Alaska Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;24 x 17 x 10&quot;}">22 x 14 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;60 x 43 x 25&quot;}">55 x 35 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Alitalia&quot;}">Alitalia</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9&quot;}">21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 25&quot;}">55 x 35 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;17.6 lbs.&quot;}">17.6 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Allegiant Air&quot;}">Allegiant Air</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;16 x 15 x 7&quot;}">16 x 15 x 7</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;40 x 38 x 18&quot;}">40 x 38 x 18</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;All Nippon Airways&quot;}">All Nippon Airways</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 16 x 10&quot;}">22 x 16 x 10</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 40 x 25&quot;}">55 x 40 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 lbs.&quot;}">22 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;American Airlines&quot;}">American Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 14 x 9&quot;}">22 x 14 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 22&quot;}">55 x 35 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Delta Airlines&quot;}">Delta Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 14 x 9&quot;}">22 x 14 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 22&quot;}">55 x 35 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;El Al&quot;}">El Al</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.2 x 17.7 x 9.8&quot;}">21.2 x 17.7 x 9.8</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;53 x 44 x 24&quot;}">53 x 44 x 24</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;15.4 lbs.&quot;}">15.4 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Frontier Airlines&quot;}">Frontier Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;24 x 16 x 10&quot;}">24 x 16 x 10</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;60 x 40 x 25&quot;}">60 x 40 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;35 lbs.&quot;}">35 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Hawaiian Airlines&quot;}">Hawaiian Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 14 x 9&quot;}">22 x 14 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 22&quot;}">55 x 35 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;25 lbs.&quot;}">25 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;IATA&quot;}">IATA</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5&quot;}">21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;54 x 34 x 19&quot;}">54 x 34 x 19</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Icelandair&quot;}">Icelandair</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8&quot;}">21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;54 x 39 x 19&quot;}">54 x 39 x 19</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Japan Airlines&quot;}">Japan Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 16 x 10&quot;}">22 x 16 x 10</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 40 x 25&quot;}">55 x 40 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 lbs.&quot;}">22 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;JetBlue Airways&quot;}">JetBlue Airways</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 14 x 9&quot;}">22 x 14 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 22&quot;}">55 x 35 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;KLM&quot;}">KLM</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.5 x 13.5 x 10&quot;}">21.5 x 13.5 x 10</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;54 x 34 x 25&quot;}">54 x 34 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;26 lbs.&quot;}">26 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Korean Air&quot;}">Korean Air</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8&quot;}">21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;54 x 39 x 19&quot;}">54 x 39 x 19</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;25 lbs.&quot;}">25 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Lufthansa&quot;}">Lufthansa</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.6 x 15.7 x 9&quot;}">21.6 x 15.7 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;54 x 39 x 22&quot;}">54 x 39 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;17 lbs.&quot;}">17 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Norwegian Air&quot;}">Norwegian Air</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;21.6 x 15.7 x 9&quot;}">21.6 x 15.7 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 40 x 23&quot;}">55 x 40 x 23</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;17 lbs.&quot;}">22-33 lbs. total</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Philippine Airlines&quot;}">Philippine Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;45 total linear&quot;}">45 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;114 total linear&quot;}">114 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;15 lbs.&quot;}">15 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Qantas Airways&quot;}">Qantas Airways</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;45 total linear&quot;}">45 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;114 total linear&quot;}">114 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;15 lbs.&quot;}">15 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Saudi Arabian Airlines&quot;}">Saudi Arabian Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;45 total linear&quot;}">45 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;114 total linear&quot;}">114 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;19.8 lbs.&quot;}">19.8 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Scandinavian Airlines&quot;}">Scandinavian Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 16 x 9&quot;}">22 x 16 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 40 x 22&quot;}">55 x 40 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;18 lbs.&quot;}">18 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Singapore Airlines&quot;}">Singapore Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;45 total linear&quot;}">45 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;114 total linear&quot;}">114 total linear</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;15 lbs.&quot;}">15 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Southwest Airlines&quot;}">Southwest Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;24 x 16 x 10&quot;}">24 x 16 x 10</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;60 x 40 x 25&quot;}">60 x 40 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Spirit Airlines&quot;}">Spirit Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 18 x 10&quot;}">22 x 18 x 10</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 45 x 25&quot;}">55 x 45 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Sun Country Airlines&quot;}">Sun Country Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;24 x 16 x 11&quot;}">24 x 16 x 11</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;60 x 40 x 27&quot;}">60 x 40 x 27</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;35 lbs.&quot;}">35 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Thai Airways&quot;}">Thai Airways</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 18 x 10&quot;}">22 x 18 x 10</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 45 x 25&quot;}">55 x 45 x 25</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;15 lbs.&quot;}">15 lbs.</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;United Airlines&quot;}">United Airlines</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 14 x 9&quot;}">22 x 14 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 22&quot;}">55 x 35 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;--&quot;}">--</td></tr><tr><td data-sheets-value="&quot;Virgin Atlantic&quot;}">Virgin Atlantic</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 x 14 x 9&quot;}">22 x 14 x 9</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;55 x 35 x 22&quot;}">55 x 35 x 22</td><td data-sheets-value="&quot;22 lbs.&quot;}">22 lbs.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><h2>What is the standard international carry-on size?</h2><p>To be sure your bag is accepted on all carriers, you'll want to get a suitcase that stands at 21” or less. It's especially smart to look into luggage size restrictions when you're flying with smaller, regional airlines outside of the U.S. as each is able to set its own limits.</p><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/brics-bellagio-21-spinner-luggage-prod192190053" target="_blank">Bric's Bellagio 21" Spinner Trunk</a></h3><img alt="international carry-on luggage brics "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537472420/brics-luggage-carry-on-size-CARRYSIZE0918.jpg?itok=eHPDAaOY"><p>For an investment suitcase from one of the best luggage brands, consider this beauty from Bric's. In addition to the Tuscan leather trim, the high-tech hard-shell is designed to resist scrapes and scratches.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/brics-bellagio-21-spinner-luggage-prod192190053" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a>, $550</p><h2>Specific domestic airline size guide</h2><p>The airline you book through when you’re heading to the beaches of Hawaii might be different from the one you choose when heading home for the holidays. While many of the carry-on luggage dimensions are the same for most companies, there are some carry-on luggage size restrictions to be aware of. Here, we review the size limits of a few top carriers in detail.</p><h2><a href="https://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/baggage/carry-on-luggage" target="_blank">Alaska Airlines</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 22'' x 14'' x 9''</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight maximum: not specified</h3><h3>Personal item: one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, or laptop bag</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/exo-20-hardside-spinner-carry-on/264702?productid=10287884" target="_blank">eBags Exo 2.0 Hardside Spinner Carry-o</a><a href="https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/exo-20-hardside-spinner-carry-on/264702?productid=10287884">n</a></h3><img alt="carry-on luggage size alaska airlines "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537984412/ebags.jpg?itok=xlL8pE-p"><p>This affordable, sturdy spinner will keep your most precious items secure inside — and look good doing it. Inside, eBags' “movable shelf system” helps you stay organized. And at just seven pounds, you won't have to worry about straining to lug your bag as you venture to your vacation.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/exo-20-hardside-spinner-carry-on/264702?productid=10287884" target="_blank">ebags.com</a>, $150</p><h2><a href="https://www.allegiantair.com/baggage-1" target="_blank">Allegiant Air</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 22'' x 14'' x 9''; fee applies ($10-75)</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight maximum: not specified</h3><h3>Personal item: 7” x 15” x 16”</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ebags.com/product/lipault/plume-avenue-bowling-bag-small/361019?productid=10671372" target="_blank">Lipault Paris Plume Avenue Bowling Bag</a></h3><img alt="allegiant airlines carry-on size "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537990853/lipault-paris.jpg?itok=HdlE47ql"><p>When booking with a budget airline, it's imperative to read the fine print. In most cases, when the low fare seems like steal, traveling light is the only way to keep it that way. With Allegiant, your personal item is free, but there's a fee for your carry-on, so pack this underseat duffel to keep your trip affordable.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ebags.com/product/lipault/plume-avenue-bowling-bag-small/361019?productid=10671372" target="_blank">ebags.com</a>, $120</p><h2><a href="https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/carry-on-baggage.jsp" target="_blank">American Airlines</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 22'' x 14'' x 9''</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight maximum: not specified</h3><h3>Personal item: 18” x 14” x 8”; must fit under the seat in front of you</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X6JRSSY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tlairlinecarryonsizes-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00X6JRSSY&amp;linkId=bc76be1fa56baff97300694f58c611ad" target="_blank">Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 Spinner Suiter</a></h3><img alt="best carry-on luggage size american "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537994017/travelpro.jpg?itok=fkr4jGnU"><p>American Airlines' fares include both a carry-on and personal item, even in Basic Economy. The sizing is the only thing that's standard about this Travelpro spinner, though. It's decked out with features — a fold-down garment bag, magnet-aligned wheels, etc. — and you can watch us demo them all in the above video.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X6JRSSY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tlairlinecarryonsizes-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00X6JRSSY&amp;linkId=bc76be1fa56baff97300694f58c611ad" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, from $189</p><h2><a href="https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/during-your-trip/carry-on.html" target="_blank">Delta Air Lines</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 22'' x 14'' x 9''</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight maximum: not specified</h3><p>There are three exceptions:<br />Singapore, Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN): 15 pounds or 7 kg<br />Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK): 22 pounds or 10 kg for domestic travel<br />Shanghai, Pudong International Airport (PVG): 22 pounds or 10 kg</p><h3>Personal item: one purse, briefcase, camera bag, or diaper bag</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ebags.com/product/briggs-and-riley/transcend-400-tall-22-carry-on-expandable-upright-luggage/347696?productid=10581363" target="_blank">Briggs &amp; Riley Transcend VX Tall Carry-On Expandable Spinner</a></h3><img alt="delta carry-on luggage size "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537472420/briggs-riley-carry-on-size-CARRYSIZE0918.jpg?itok=KuvawP3M"><p>Though pricey, few luggage brands are as trusted as much as Briggs &amp; Riley — its products all come with a lifetime guarantee. In addition to the sleek, modern design, this spinner features some of the most space for your buck. If you need to pack a bit more, this tall version still fits the airline carry-on luggage size requirements. You may even be able to get away with expanding it the extra 2.5” as a softside bag is easier to compress to fit into the luggage sizer.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ebags.com/product/briggs-and-riley/transcend-400-tall-22-carry-on-expandable-upright-luggage/347696?productid=10581363" target="_blank">ebags.com</a>, $399</p><h2><a href="https://www.flyfrontier.com/travel-information/baggage" target="_blank">Frontier Airlines</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 24” x 16” x 10”</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight maximum: 35 pounds</h3><h3>Personal item: 8” x 18” x 14”</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/filson-dryden-wheeled-carry-on/4874211" target="_blank">Filson Dryden Carry-on Suitcase</a></h3><img alt="carry-on luggage size frontier airlines "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537472420/filson-carry-on-size-CARRYSIZE0918.jpg?itok=I35FtuZ1"><p>Since Frontier offers a bit more cushion in its carry-on luggage size restrictions, use it to your advantage with this two-wheel carry-on by Filson. It’s made with abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon, which means it can get roughed up trekking along unpaved roads in Thailand, Bali, or Colombia and still last for years. The additional compression straps ensure everything inside stays put during turbulence, too.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/filson-dryden-wheeled-carry-on/4874211" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $295</p><h2><a href="https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/legal/domestic-contract-of-carriage/027-checked-and-carry-on-baggage" target="_blank">Hawaiian Airlines</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 22'' x 14'' x 9''</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight maximum: 25 pounds</h3><h3>Personal item: one purse, briefcase, laptop bag, backpack, or similar piece; must fit under the seat in front of you</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/calpak-ambeur-20-inch-rolling-spinner-carry-on/4633743" target="_blank">Calpak Ambeur Rolling Spinner Carry-on</a></h3><img alt="carry-on luggage size hawaiian "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537984412/calpak.jpg?itok=Ny77okZ9"><p>If you’re flying to a tropical oasis like Hawaii, you might want a carry-on to match those rose-colored views you’re dreaming of. Calpak's affordable spinner is finished in stylish rose gold, with a chic navy interior. It's lightweight, too, at only seven pounds, so you won't have to worry so much about staying under that 25-pound limit.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/calpak-ambeur-20-inch-rolling-spinner-carry-on/4633743" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $135</p><h2><a href="https://www.jetblue.com/at-the-airport/baggage-information/" target="_blank">JetBlue</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 22'' x 14'' x 9''</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight: None specified</h3><h3>Personal item: 17” x 13” x 8”</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N3PZY42/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tlairlinecarryonsizes-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B01N3PZY42&amp;linkId=98ca4313d611fb92b9268513f45f4a8a" target="_blank">Andiamo Elegante Aluminum Frame Carry-on Luggage</a></h3><img alt="carry-on luggage size jetblue "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537472420/andiamo-carry-on-size-CARRYSIZE0918.jpg?itok=xqzS3XCy"><p>There’s a reason JetBlue has such a cult following: not only does it give guests more legroom, but it alleviates a bit of the carry-on luggage size limit stress, too. Though the carry-on size restrictions are the same as most airlines, the personal item dimensions are larger. Consider bringing along this polycarbonate spinner from Andiamo. It features an impressive zipperless design and organizational compartments to help you pack.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N3PZY42/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tlairlinecarryonsizes-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B01N3PZY42&amp;linkId=98ca4313d611fb92b9268513f45f4a8a" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, from $150</p><h2><a href="https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/carryon-bags-pol.html" target="_blank">Southwest Airlines</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 24” x 16” x 10”</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight: None specified</h3><h3>Personal item: 18.5” x 8.5” x 13.5”; must fit under the seat in front of you</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/luggage/bigger-carry-on/sky" target="_blank">Away The Bigger Carry-on</a></h3><img alt="carry-on luggage size southwest "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537984412/away.jpg?itok=hTffytkt"><p>Another generous airline, Southwest’s personal item and carry-on size limits are spacier than most. We'd bring Away's The Bigger Carry-on, which you can choose to buy with or without the built-in battery. The Away team noticed that the bag sizers at airport check-in are actually one inch wider than the 22” x 14” x 9” standard and added an extra three quarters of an inch to each dimension for a perfect fit. </p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/luggage/bigger-carry-on/sky" target="_blank">awaytravel.com</a>, $245</p><h2><a href="https://customersupport.spirit.com/hc/en-us/articles/202096476-What-are-the-size-and-weight-limits-for-bags-" target="_blank">Spirit Airlines</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 22'' x 18'' x 10''</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight: None specified</h3><h3>Personal item: 18” x 14” x 8”</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXOCTAZ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tlairlinecarryonsizes-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B01LXOCTAZ&amp;linkId=a6aff1702e4728e575a286a91176b99d" target="_blank">Samsonite Freeform Hardside Spinner</a></h3><img alt="carry-on luggage size spirit "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537472420/samsonite-carry-on-size-CARRYSIZE0918.jpg?itok=22CkomzO"><p>At 20.5” x 14.5” x 10”, this Samsonite spinner carry-on will allow you to take advantage of Spirit's surprisingly large bag size allowance. The wheels allow for 360-degree rolling, so you can navigate it down narrow aisle with ease. And it's also able to expand about two inches, which makes for a decent-sized checked bag on many airlines, as well.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXOCTAZ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tlairlinecarryonsizes-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B01LXOCTAZ&amp;linkId=a6aff1702e4728e575a286a91176b99d" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, from $100</p><h2><a href="https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/BaggageCarry-On.aspx" target="_blank">United Airlines</a></h2><h3>Carry-on luggage size: 22'' x 14'' x 9''</h3><h3>Carry-on luggage weight: None specified</h3><h3>Personal item: 17” x 10” x 9”; must fit in the seat in front of you</h3><h3>Best carry-on to bring: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.herschel.com/shop/travel/trade-luggage-power-carry-on?v=10508-02250-OS" target="_blank">Herschel Supply Co. Trade Luggage Power Carry-on</a></h3><img alt="carry-on luggage size united "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1537984412/herschel.jpg?itok=OPeAaSCe"><p>Losing the charge on your laptop or phone inflight is a bummer and not all United aircrafts have power outlets in the main cabin. With this four-wheel carry-on spinner by Herschel, you can recharge effortlessly at the gate. The <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-accessories/best-portable-chargers" target="_blank">portable power bank</a> is also easy to remove if you still need it after you've stored your bag in the overhead bin.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.herschel.com/shop/travel/trade-luggage-power-carry-on?v=10508-02250-OS" target="_blank">herschel.com</a>, $250</p>
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