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Can I carry on a backpack and a laptop bag?

Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

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A purse, briefcase, laptop bag,backpack or small duffel bag generally all qualify aspersonal items. All airlines have slightly different guidelines forthe maximum size for an acceptable personal item, but generally,they can't be larger than 18 by 14 by 8 inches.

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Also asked, can you take a backpack and a carry on?

Most airlines allow you to bring on onepersonal item such as a purse or briefcase, as well as one largeritem such as a backpack. For many airlines, the maximum sizeof a carry-on item is 22 by 14 by 9 inches. If your filledbackpack is larger, you'll need to checkit.

Additionally, can we carry two bags in cabin? As per the rule, each passenger is allowed one cabinbag (measuring about 25x35x55cm depending on the aircraft)weighing up to 7kg, besides a personal item like purse orlaptop bag. Since passengers carry more than oneluggage, the clearance rate by CISF is almost double. Thisis a grave security risk.

In this way, does a backpack count as a personal item?

The TSA's website says that you are allowed “onepersonal item such as a laptop computer, purse, smallbackpack, briefcase, or camera case.” Differentairlines deem different items acceptable, but the intentionis the same.

Is a backpack considered a personal item on Lufthansa?

In addition to the hand luggage you are permitted tocarry on, Lufthansa allows you to bring a personalitem onto the plane. This might be a handbag, a diaperbag for any infants you are traveling with, a briefcase, abackpack or a laptop case.

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