Airline policies for flying with a suit
Flying with a suit with American Airlines
American Airlines allows passengers to take a soft-sided garment bag measuring up to 51 inches / 130 cm when combining length + width + height. This item can be taken as your carry-on item.
Flying with a suit with Delta
Delta do not specify rules about transporting a suit in a garment or suit bag, but their carry-on allowance is one carry-on bag and one personal item free of charge. The main carry-on bag must fit the combined dimensions (length + width + height) of 45 linear inches or 114 cm., and must not exceed the dimensions of 22 x 14 x 9 inches. Therefore, you can carry your suit on board as long as it fits the dimensions permitted for carry-on luggage.
Flying with a suit with Southwest
Southwest Airlines will allow garment bags as a personal carry-on item, as long as it fits the dimensions of 10 x 16 x 24 inches. Although many garment bags are larger than this, as they are soft-sided and can be folded, they will fit the given dimensions and therefore will be accepted.
Flying with a suit with United Airlines
As with Southwest Airlines, United Airlines will generally allow suit bags as the carry-on bag, as long as it fits, when folded or otherwise, as a carry-on bag. The permitted maximum dimensions of the carry-on bag are 9 x 14 x 22 inches.
Flying with a suit with Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines only include one personal item on their basic Bare Fare. This item is things such as a laptop bag or handbag, measuring a maximum of 18 x 14 x 8 inches. Therefore, you will need to purchase additional baggage on most Spirit Airlines fares if you wish to take a garment bag on as carry-on luggage. The price of additional luggage depends on your flight itinerary, so be sure to call us to book a garment bag, or visit the Spirit Airlines website to view prices and purchase a bag. Spirit Airlines do not provide hanging space for any garments or suits on board their planes.
Flying with a suit with Qantas
Passengers flying with Qantas Airways can carry-on a garment bag, as long as it does not exceed the baggage allowances, and fits in the overhead locker or in under the seat in front of you. On domestic services within Australia (except services on the Dash 8 aircraft), passengers can carry a non-rigid garment bag measuring 60 + 114 + 11 cm in addition to a 48 + 34 +23 cm bag. International passengers in first, business and premium economy can choose to bring a garment bag (again measuring 60 + 114 + 11 cm) in addition to a 48 + 34 +23 cm carry-on bag. Economy passengers on international flights can choose a carry-on bag (56 + 36 + 23 cm) OR a garment bag (60 + 114 + 11 cm).
Flying with a suit with WestJet
Passengers can bring wedding attire, including a suit, inside a garment bag as your personal item. WestJet do not provide any hanging closets in the plane, so will need to be placed in the overhead lockers.
Flying with a suit with Air Canada
Air Canada passengers are permitted one standard carry-on bag in addition to one personal item. A garment bag can be carried as the personal article, but please note that size and weight restrictions apply.
Flying with a suit with British Airways
Garment bags containing a suit can be carried as carry-on baggage with British Airways, as long as you don’t exceed your baggage allowance (size dimensions, weight and number of bags).
Flying with a suit with China Airlines
China Airlines allow passengers carry-on bags measuring a maximum of 22 x 14 x 9 inches which must be stowed under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. If your garment bag fits these restrictions, then you may carry it on board as your carry-on luggage.