Carry-on luggage

When traveling with us on Alaska Airlines, you're allowed one carry-on bag plus one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer. At least one of the items should be stowed under the seat in front of you, and you'll also need to be able to lift your own bag into the overhead bin.

The maximum dimensions for your carry-on bag are:

  • Length - 24" (61cm) including wheels and handles
  • Height - 17" (43cm)
  • Width - 10" (25cm)

For additional carry-on items beyond the one-bag limit, each piece will incur a $25 fee. We'll take care of tagging these items and ensuring they're delivered to the baggage claim at your final destination.

We'll make every effort to accommodate your carry-on items in the passenger cabin. Acceptance of carry-on baggage is subject to space availability on the aircraft at the time you board. In the event that adequate space isn't available, we'll check your carry-on bag through to your final destination, free of charge.

Some items allowed in carry-on baggage cannot travel in the checked baggage compartment. Those items MUST remain with you in the cabin and must be removed from any luggage that is checked at the gate. Refer to the Prohibited items page for more information.

Place an identification tag inside your bag.

In the rare case that your carry-on bag is misplaced, this free downloadable tag will expedite the identification and return process. Simply complete the form and place inside your bag.

Download a baggage ID tag. (PDF File is 343K)

how to measure bags

Measuring bags

Measure the distance from the floor to the highest point on the top of the bag (typically the handle.) Then, measure the width of the bag from side-to-side when looking at it from the front. Last, measure the thickness of the bag when looking at it from the side. The sum of these equals the total linear inches.