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Carry-on crackdown
April 9, 1998: 1:14 p.m. ET

UAL tightens policy on how many bags passengers can take aboard planes
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CHICAGO (CNNfn) - United Airlines said Thursday it will restrict the number and size of carry-on bags passengers can bring on board to two, including laptop computers.
     Beginning May 15, United will limit passengers to two bags, and all bags carried onto the plane will be limited to total dimensions of 45 inches -- length plus width plus height -- to fit into the "Size Wise" containers found at many airport gates.
     United said that the two-bag limit includes laptop computers, large purses, oversized shopping bags and backpacks, but does not include crutches, canes and walkers, coats and child safety seats.
     United will check baggage that exceeds the limit at the gate.
     The new regulations reflect a test program that United (UAL) began last November in Des Moines, Iowa, which limited coach- and tourist-class passengers to one carry-on bag. United said the program improved on-time performance of its flights.
     Northwest (NWAC) was the first airline to limit carry-ons to one bag last November. On April 15, Delta Air Lines (DAL) begins counting laptop computers and large shopping bags as one of two carry-on bags allowed per passenger. Back to top

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