The United States has the biggest market for regional airlines, and the commercial significance of these carriers continues to grow. Millions of Americans use these regional flights on a regular basis, so the hand baggage limits set on passengers is really important. With this in mind, we’re going to break down the hand baggage allowances for all US regional airlines.
Alaska Air Group is the owner of Horizon Air, and this regional airline allows one carry-on bag measuring 25 x 43 x 61 cm and one personal item.
This American Airlines Group subsidiary allows one piece of hand baggage with no weight limit, while the dimensions should be no more than 115 cm including handles and wheels.
Piedmont Airlines baggage policy allows passengers to carry only one cabin luggage and one purse, laptop bag or briefcase, measuring no more than 56 x 36 x 23 cm and 10kg.
One check-in bag with a maximum weight limit of 23 kg is permitted on PSA Airlines flights.
Corvus Airlines allows passengers to carry one small item, not exceeding 14 inches x 10 inches x 18 inches, or 20 pounds in weight.
Republic Airways states that its baggage policies are in line with whichever of the big three US airlines it is operating a flight on behalf of. Seat Guru gives the following as a guide: 1 piece of hand baggage, maximum dimensions: 62 linear inches/157 cm (length + width + height) Maximum weight: 50 lb/23 kg.
Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches or 45 linear inches, while a purse, diaper bag, laptop computer, or briefcase can also be carried for all passengers on SkyWest Airlines.
Baggage may not exceed the dimensions 22 in x 14 in x 9 in, nor 10kg in weight, according to the Compass Airlines website.
Trans States Airlines
Trans States Airlines regulations state that maximum dimensions for any hand baggage are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches, including handles and wheels.
One carry bag and one personal belonging item is permitted on Mesa Airlines. The size of that bag should not exceed 19 x 15 x 11 inches, or 23kg in weight.
Passengers are allowed to carry up to 10kg on all destinations with Endeavor Air. No details are given by the carrier regarding sizing.
Standard carry-on should not exceed 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches on Alaska Horizon, while one personal item and one piece of carry-on is permitted. Alaska does not disclose size restrictions for a personal item.
One carry-on bag of 56cm x 35cm x 23cm is permitted by American Eagle, while one personal item is also permitted by American Eagle.
Bags must not exceed 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches, but Delta Connection imposes no weight restriction on the majority of routes.
The maximum dimensions of hand baggage on this airline are 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches, while a maximum weight of 25 pounds is also imposed.
Finally, United Express also imposes a size limit of 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches on hand baggage, while bags must weight no more than 50 pounds.
In summary, you will have a very hard time getting hand baggage larger than 25 inches on a US regional airline. The upper limit is around 24 inches, with numerous airlines offering baggage provisions in the ballpark. However, Horizon Air seems to offer slightly larger hand baggage than any other regional airline.
Honorable mentions should also go to United Express, Ohana, American Eagle, Delta Connection, SkyWest and Compass. United Express also allows particularly heavy bags to be taken on board, so that is an extra tick in its box.