I haven't found anywhere where it says exactly if it's the luggage or the luggage plus wheels and handle that have to under that 62 inch limit. Does anyone know? How many inches can a carry on be and is that including wheels? This could drive a person crazy.
I was informed that normal wheels, or handle, do not count toward the size of the luggage. You would just measure the back of the suitcase, (height and width, and then the depth. )
I have a 29 inch size suitcase, and if handle and wheels were to be included in the measurement, they would not have let me use it for a trip I just took. It is the type of suitcase that can unzip to an extra 3 inch depth if needed. If I had done that, I would not have been able to use it without paying a penalty. I will not use that feature of the suitcase.
Alexa....we just flew AA Boston-FLL-Boston and I didn't see them measuring bags in either airport. Are they actually taking out measuring tapes and adding up how many inches? Did you see (or hear about) AA measuring? Imagine how much slower check-in will become....it's bad enough already if we can't curbside check.
I am sure they would have to have some type of template there is no way that they could measure that many bags that just might be coming close to the oversize limit. They probably just look at them and measure the ones that they suspect might be oversized.
No, I did not see a tape measurer. At my airport the bags are weighed and than placed in a gigantic machine to check for explosives, etc., before they will allow you your tickets. If all is right, you are than handed your tickets, and your bags are tagged. (We have no more curbside check-in service anymore) . I believe that these handlers have seen enough bags in their day, to know which are the oversized ones. I can tell in the stores myself, which are the 29" and the 30" without even reading their tags, because I have owned 29" pullmans for a year now.