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Checked luggage size

sbechler
New Arrival

Hello.  

I'm confused about the size restrictions of checked luggage and I'm hoping you can help me. 

I just purchased a new samsonite 29" spinner suitcase for our upcoming trip.  I know the airline policy is 62" and my suitcase would be just under that at 61.5.  I thought I would be ok since it's the typical 29" suitcase. 

However if I mearsure with the wheels, it adds up to a little over 62".  Does the policy for suitcase size include wheels?  Thank you so much for any clarification.  Looking forward to flying with Southwest, as always!

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Re: Checked luggage size

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor
Solution

Wheels and handles do not count as part of the bag size.

 

This is based on customer service policy stated in this thread: https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t5/General-Travel-Policies/What-constitutes-quot-oversize-quot...

 

Have a great trip 

--TheMiddleSeat

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