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Alaska Airlines is reducing the size of the carry-on bag you’ll be permitted to bring on board. As of June 4, 2018, the maximum dimensions for your bag will shrink from 24″ x 17″ x 10″ to 22″ x 14″ x 9″.

Beginning June 4, the carry-on size for Alaska Airlines, Horizon and SkyWest flights will take a total of two inches off the length, three inches off the height and one inch off the width, representing a 35% reduction from the current maximum.

Alaska says that it’s making the change because its current policy allows for carry-on bags that are much larger than most other international and domestic airlines. So, the carrier says it’s making the change to better allow passengers to carry their bag with them for all flights within an itinerary.

And, of course, by Alaska minimizing the size of carry-on bags allowed, it’s creating more room in overhead bins to accommodate additional bags.

Alaska is giving plenty of warning with this announcement, as the new maximum carry-on size restrictions won’t take effect until June 4. While the move might seem negative overall for passengers, it could end up being positive. By being able to accommodate more passengers’ bags in the overhead bin, coupled with making connecting journeys less stressful with measurements on par with those of other carriers, this could be a good switch.

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