We are flying from JFK to HNL tomorrow and my boyfriend is freaking out about the bag dimensions. We will be doing carry-on bags only.
How stringent are these people at the gates/flight attendants? For reference, we’ve been on Jetblue flights and our carryon bags never had problems. With comparison to Hawaiian airways, the overhead compartment measurements seem smaller/strange. See below for the requirements.
Jetblue: To fit in the overhead bin, your item must not exceed:
for our Airbus A320: 26 inches (66 centimeters) length x 18 inches (45.72 centimeters) width x 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) height
for our EMBRAER 190: 24 inches (60.96 centimeters) length x 16 inches (40.64 centimeters) width x 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) height
Hawaiian Airlines: Size Limit 22" height, 14" length, 9" depth (45 linear inches)
The height is 22” and length is 14”. We even called Hawaiian Airlines and they confirmed these dimensions. We really don’t have to check in our bags since it does cost money and we fear of losing our stuff but it’s a bit too late to get new bags. Kind of stressful for him I suppose. Any advice or opinions or anything? Thanks!