The development of science and technology has revolutionized almost every aspect of human life. With annual breakthroughs in different fields in an unending quest to make humans live better. One of these aspects that have been greatly affected by these developments in the transportation sector. Man, unlike other organisms, has learned to manipulate nature to adapt to him and not the other way round. Sadly, man wasn’t blessed with wings by mother nature but that did not stop our dream of flying. Currently, several types of machinery have been created which can serve as a vehicle for mere humans to fly from one place to the other.
Yes! Man can fly, well, maybe not with wings but man have created aircraft that make us stay airborne. Unlike in the past, when we are limited to the distance of where our legs can take, now several vehicles that can travel long distances in a matter of minutes have been created. One of the most effective of these vehicles is the airplane. The airplane travels through the air, and it is currently one of the most comfortable means of transport. This vehicle transports out of our elements, at least if something goes wrong on land or water we can easily run or swim away, but what do you do when in the air, fly? For this reason, it is quite important to try and adhere to even the rules provided if you want to travel via this means.
One of the rules you want to be cognizant about as a good airplane passenger that we are sure you are in the accepted weight and size of your pieces of luggage. Although some travel rules differ based on the place you are located or traveling to, the loads allowed to be carried along with you always have a certain metric restriction. The standard domestic carry-on luggage size is 56 cm × 36 cm × 22 cm, there is a chance for a 5 to 10 cm difference with several airports. This measurement put the handles and tires of the luggage into consideration. The size limit helps prevent your bag and in fact, the bag of everyone else’s to be able to be kept safely in the overhead bin for the duration of your flight. This is great and by far better than entrusting the contents of your luggage to the airline works and hoping that nothing happens to it.
Weight is also considered, although most local domestic airlines do not have specific weight restrictions for your bags, you will still need to be able to lift it above your head. Private airlines and small commuter planes, however, do consider the weight of your luggage, but it is not like they do a measurement check, don’t just let your load look over stuffy. It is better to be safe than to be sorry, it is even better not to be dead, adhering to the standards is to make the trip safer for everyone, we all have to do our parts. Happy traveling, and do make sure you check the size and weight of your luggage before you leave for the port.