I’ve ready many postings where people are concerned if their bag will fit into an airline sizer. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have one in your home?
Well, now you can. And at a reasonable price.
It’s called the UPS Luggage Box.
Measuring 22 x 14 x 9 externally, and 20.5 x 14 x 9 internally, I figure if my bag fits in that, it will fit in the overhead.
Wait, what is that you say? Some airlines, especially outside the U.S. of A, only allow only 7” or 8”? No problem. Since you have to put the box together, why not measure and draw lines at 7 and 8 inches inside the box. This way, if the lines disappear, your bag is too thick
But what about the length. So many bags are 21 or 22 inches in length. How can they fit in the box? Remember, most soft sided bags don’t have a rigid frame so as long as you don’t overpack, a 22” bag can be squished down to 20.5 inches.
If you’re as obsessive about carry-on luggage as I am, this might be an answer for you. I’ve had mine for awhile and have put it to good use. I think it sells for $12.95. (Note, not all UPS stores carry this item. I had to get in touch with six in my area before I found one that carried it.)
Side note: When I went to get the box, the store owner asked me if I was going to ship luggage. I said I wasn’t and told him why I was getting it. I wound up giving him a quick lesson on how to travel light—at his request.)