Carry-on Restrictions, the very phrase can cause discomfort, anger, and frustration to even to most seasoned traveler, and has in recent years seemed to be getting worse and not better. Happening suddenly and without warning, this modern inconvenience almost always takes a drastic turn to the worse, aka The Expensive and will leave you upset and without that extra fun money for your vacation. Have no fear, were here to help. With the upcoming Travel Season almost upon us, we are going to go over the top 5 Domestic Flyers and their restrictions for 2014. Delta, United, American Airlines, Southwest, and US Airways will all be highlighted and we will go over what makes each of them unique, and what you can do to save money and prepare the correct sized bags.

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2014 Regulations Overview

delta-air-lines-carry-on-size-check-box-old-sizewise-22-14-9Adapting with the constantly fluctuating travel landscape, Delta has adopted a simple and efficient policy to help passengers always stay informed, One Bag, One Item, No charge. Easy to understand, easy to remember, let us help break it down for you. What this means is that you are now allowed 1 Carry on Bag (22″ x 14″ x 9″ or 45 Linear Inches”), and 1 personal bag such as a briefcase, camera bag, diaper bag, purse, or similar smaller sized item without sustaining any additional fees. So now you may be asking, what size qualifies a personal item? A personal items is generally less than 17″ x 10″ x 9″ but really, it means that it must be able to fit securely under the seat without jamming it. Be careful with packing a larger personal bag to try to save money versus checking it, if the bag is deemed too large by ANY flight professional including Attendant or pilot, you may be the subject of additional fees and charges. Simple and easy this policy allows you a ton of different options for bringing the exact carry-on you need and does not discriminate from the popular brands, styles, and sizes in the industry. So sit back, relax, and check out this list of the 10 Best Carry On Options for Delta Flyers in 2014 so you never again worry about surprise bag fees, running back to check a bag, or any other Travel Nightmares you can think of.

Best Carry-Ons for Delta

1) For the Traveler who is looking for a high quality and one of the lightest carry-on options, Try The Travelpro Maxlite 3 21″ Expandable Spinner

Key Features – Weighs only 6.5 Lbs!21 Expandable Spinner Black

                         – The Telescoping handle stops at 38″ and 42.5″ for users of all sizes

                         – Full length interior lid pocket for larger items

                         – Has a hidden ID holder for maximum security

                         – Contour Grip handle for efficient mobility

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2) For the Traveler who is looking to maximize their travel experience by having all their items readily available, Try The Travelpro Crew 9 20″ Expandable Business Plus Rollaboard.

Key Features – The Padded laptop sleeve fits most but not all 17″ Laptops20 uprt 6

                         – The 2 front exterior pockets are perfect for last minute accessories

                         – Contains an internal business organizer

                         – PowerScope handle system for efficient mobility

                         – Expands up to 2.5″ for additional packing when needed

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3) For the Traveler who needs extra room for clothes and garments, Try The SwissGear Geneva Ballistic Pilot 21″ Rolling Carry-On

Key Features – Detachable Wetpack Pocket for Toiletries or other wet itemsGeneva-21-uprt-4

                         – The internal mesh zippered pocket is larger and spacious

                         – Large and small front pockets for last minute accessories

                         – Removable interior garment sleeve

                         – Internal compression straps for securing items during transit

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4) For  The Traveler who needs 100% confidence in their luggage that it will conform to the highest durability standards, try The Briggs & Riley Baseline Domestic Carry-On Spinner.

Key Features – Simple As That® Lifetime Warranty from Briggs & Riley Domestic Carry Sp 1

                         – V-Groove handle system that is stronger than traditional handles

                         – Self Repairing YKK zippers ensure a smooth pull every time

                         – The Outsider handle system maximizes the interior packing space

                         – Integrated Bottom fabric handle for easy lifting

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5) For the Traveler who Travels both Domestic AND Abroad and needs a reliable hardsided option, Try The Hartmann PC4 International Carry On Spinner

Key Features – The scratch resistant exterior is 4 layers of tough PolycarbonateSpinner HS International Carry On black raspberry

                         – Leather trim and details

                         – Internal divider with 2 zip compartments

                         – Corner guards to protect the bags most vulnerable spots

                         – Side mounted TSA lock for superior mobility

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6) For the Traveler who values style and wants a bag that is fun and not so serious, try The Kipling New York Lite Carry-On Spinner

Key Features – Made from colorful water-resistant crinkle nylonnew york lite carry on

                         – External back pocket for additional storage

                         – Quick Access front pockets for last minute additions

                         – Top and side handles for storing the bag overhead

                         – Side handle ensures you can store the bag overhead

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7) For the Traveler who wants to do a little work on their flight, Try The Samsonite Hyperspace XLT Spinner Boarding Bag

Key Features – Padded computer compartment fits most but not all 15″ Laptops hyperspace xlt spin bb open ivy

                         – Contains a removable organizer

                         – Multiple interior accessory pockets

                         – Easily accessible front pocket for storing items you need during transit

                         – Very spacious main packing compartment

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8) For the Traveler who wants a 2 wheeled option that is still a high quality carry on, Try The Delsey Helium Hyperlite Carry-On Expandable 2 Wheeled Trolley

Key Features – Patent Pending Over Weight Indicator when the bag is over 50 lbs. Carry On Exp 2 Wheel Trolley Mocha 2

                         – Kick plate along the bottom of the bag keep it looking great

                         – The spinner wheels are smooth rolling and virtually silent

                         – The exterior is Dura Tec Nylon with Vapor Rub for maximum durability

                         – 2″ of additional packing space when you need it

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9) For the Traveler looking for a reliable boarding bag for business, leisure, and all other travel, Try The Samsonite Silhouette Sphere Spinner Boarding Bag

Key Features – Gel infused, push-button handle for maximum comfortSpinner Boarding Bag 1

                         – Padded laptop pocket fits most but not all 15.6″ Laptops

                         – Removable interior organizer

                         – Patent Pending wheel design offers near effortless mobility

                         -Hidden ID tag for identity security

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10) For the Traveler who wants a reliable carry on but doesn’t want to break the bank, Try The Delsey Helium Superlite Spinners Carry On Expandable Spinner Trolley

Key Features – The aircraft grade aluminum handle has one button ease of use4whhel Carry On Blue

                         – Front U-Zipper pocket and zippered accessory pocket for accessories

                         – Reinforced corners protect the bags most vulnerable spots

                         – 2″ of additional packing space when needed

                         – Skid bar along the bottom of the bag helps extend the bags life

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