WASHINGTON (CBS) — Your carry-on luggage might have to get smaller.
One airline group is proposing to shrink carry-on size by about 20 percent.READ MORE: Jamaica Pond Closes Water Activities Until Further Notice Due To Algae Bloom
The International Air Transport Association, which represents about 84 percent of total air traffic worldwide, says a standardized bag size of 21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5 inches would “make things easier for everybody.”READ MORE: Service Resumes On Green Line Hours After Crash, Operator On Leave
Many international carriers have already adopted the new recommendations, but so far there’s no word from American carriers.
The trade group says it wants to free up space in packed overhead bins.MORE NEWS: North End Fitness Center Joins List Of Businesses Requiring Staff, Customers To Be Vaccinated
Baggage manufacturers are working on luggage that will have a special label to let airlines know that they comply with the new guidelines. They’re expected to hit stores later this year, the association said.