Too large for carry-on?
September 20, 2012 8:07 PM Subscribe
How likely is it that Delta Airlines will accept my slightly-oversize backpack as carry-on?
posted by Hither to travel & transportation (15 answers total)
I have a Gregory Z-pack internal frame backpack I'd like to take as my luggage on a couple of Delta flights. Planes involved are an Embraer 175, an Airbus A319, and an unspecified Canadair.
The backpack has a stiff internal frame which means it has dimensions of 24"x12" at best, which is a bit outside the 22"x14" specified by Delta.
How likely are they are to demand that I check it? I will bring a duffel I can use to protect it if they do, but I'd prefer if I can carry it on, or gate-check it. But if they're pretty likely to insist, I might as well bring a bit more equipment and get more out of my $25 checked baggage fee.
If it matters, its a trip from Peoria IL (PIA) to Missoula MT (MSO) and back.