Do You Include Wheels When Measuring Luggage

A good rule of thumb to follow when measuring luggage is to allow 1 inch of space between the base of the handle and the floor. However, many airlines like Lufthansa allow you to bring an additional 2 inches of space per item you are bringing. This means that a bag with wheels will only require 2 inches less than one without. So if your bags have wheels, ensure that they are fitted into their allotted space and not more.

Do You Include Wheels When Measuring Luggage?

A good rule of thumb to follow when measuring luggage is to allow 1 inch of space between the base of the handle and the floor. However, many airlines like Lufthansa allows you to bring an additional 2 inches of space per item you are bringing. This means that a bag with wheels will only require 2 inches less than one without. So if your bags have wheels, ensure that they are fitted into their allotted space.

etBlue’s luggage rules are simple, he f you pack a bag with wheels and that handle is lying flat at the floor it will not fit under the seat – DON’T pack that style of luggage. If your shoulders meet when fitting this type of bag into its allotted space then push up on top edges while placing problem area in storage cradle or stow it as one piece to avoid wrinkling garments (with legs together).

The Correct Rules For Measuring Luggage

These are the recommended rules to follow when measuring your luggage.

Hard handles and wheels Lie at floor level Easy handles Fitted at chest height Hard ground Contacted with bag on hard surface Take off any protruding items Unlimited weight (tires included) Luggage cannot balance or rest on one axle for more than 10 seconds Red flag: Wheels can make a statement meaning it would be best if you pack light.

Rules For Measuring Luggage At Home

There are some simple tips to remember when you bring your luggage home. The first item is to make sure that the handle of the bag connects with the floor so there isn’t any unnecessary extra space worked up in an angle and also, check if you will be able to fit two suitcases next to each other at a 45 degree angle while lying flat on its back.

Our House Rules: We do not allow wheeled luggage into our house no matter how nice it is

Basic House Rules For Luggage:  Ensure the handles do touch and are flat to the floor. Place items on fee’s like your clothes, shoes or any other bigger luggage at chest level. You can place smaller clothing right up against contact handles if necessary Keep one suitcase together as much as possible.

Are There Any Risks In Using A Baggage Scale That Doesn’t Include Wheels?

With a handbag scale, the major risk is that your item may fall off the board. So if you are using one for luggage only then don’t worry about wheels as there won’t be any movement on it and if it does move simply place this closer to higher ground which negates gravity from causing possibility of falling off! With non-wheeled scales such as those on a dolly or rolling articles of baggage sets, these types do not have a chance to fall off the wheels or move potentially causing these things without you marking this down.

My absolute favourite is yet to come for our next update on luggage scales and that will be a piece of cake-rolling suitcase scale! So if you’re wondering which one’s best use it’ll be up in part 2 of this series very soon! Until then, travel safe and Happy Luggage Scaling!

Carry On Size?

The difference between carry-on and checked luggage size is that the maximum weight limit of a bag being carried on with you depends on airline, airport regulations, flight numbers/destinations plus whether it’s required to have your own hand baggage packed or not. However at some airlines there is no such requirement where your hand baggage later becomes free space only meant for other items (I’ve personally never been told I needed to pack my own before). Carry- on luggage weights are normally restricted to 24kg, this also includes laptops and computers in what’s called as “Personal item weight allowance” (PIA) but if your laptop has a higher RAM/CPU capability then you can apply for an exemption under the same rules mentioned before. Carry-on bags may get you through security quicker than the others so always bring some items check -in baggage sized ones with carry on size limits by airlines those relevant to your desired travels and some stuff that may easily expand at the airport later during your flight. You can always bring additional items through security as long as you have checked-in all languages to a maximum of 5kg, I carry on even if it’s only 1 small USB stick/pen or something like those (I’d rather be 99% safe with less weight than missing one tiny item while leaving my laptop bag open in perfect safety).

When Your Carry On Luggage Won’t Fit

You’re either planning to carry on your items and you want them in order before going through security, or not bringing anything at all. When I’m searching for a good travel size carrying bag that can fit everything into this is how I am choosing what’s huge and small with light stuffs taken out of different bags:

Check-in baggage up to 20kg (currently 2 free checked bag limits) – My 4 laptops contain another laptop by their size, I also carry them in my backpack for daily use.

20kg check-in + 10kg personal item allowance – 2 laptops and a small camera used once or twice when needed on the plane but carrying it all might still bring me to less than 20 kg (I don’t need travel clothes as much during a long trip). If you have 6+ laptops then flying with only one might seem like overkill.


We’ve received a lot of questions about wheels and how they affect the weight of luggage. Most experts agree that wheels are included in the weight calculation, but there is some disagreement about whether or not you should include them in your final measurement. It’s hard to say for sure, but it seems like wheels are included in most cases. If you’re looking for a way to measure the weight of your bag without using wheels, try using a string and see if it works out. If you have any other questions, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My Bag Weighs XX But It Says To Allow Less Than XX- Is That An Error?

If a backpack is more than 20kg, then the weight allowance is reduced from 22 kg to 19 kg. The calculator takes in all of your items and subtracts the weight if needed with each item you take out .

Q: I Still Have The Same Number Of Kilograms. How Come? What Happened To Them? My Bag Doesn’t Fit In Its Own Frame

A: Because your backpack has a higher weight allowance than you do, taking out one item should reduce the analysis result by no more than 20kg per article but may completely nullify any reductions based on items removed from original measurement. The calculator also takes into account that as bags get heavier and bulk ier, they may touch one another on the sides or back when carried.

Q: My Bag Is Only XX-and Its Frame Weighs More Than XX. It’s Not Exactly

A: The bags weight allowance can be significantly reduced by taking out items in a backpack while ensuring your arms reach far enough to keep them all at chest level as seen below and properly check the clothing you choose (note; this last bit applies to some packs that have some sort of zippers that have a very broad opening. In most cases however, you can actually go through the top of the clothing and reach the bottom zipper)

Q: If I Am Carrying This Much Weight But My Bag Is Filled To Maximum Capacity, Does It Mean My Backpack Needs Work?

A: No! Determining your backpacks bare minimum capacity is vital in understanding how many items you need for your day by finding out exactly how much you can fit and check the weight allowance in the calculator BEFORE buying your pack. If there is no realistic way to carry more than XXkg through a belt using one of these methods, then your waistbelt needs adjusting.

Q: I Want A Small Item Sack For My Camera Or Other Smaller Accessories But Don’t Have Enough Space Left On My Bag?

A: This shouldn’t be too big of an issue as most packs (and other bags like backpacks and day packs come with some sort of accessory sleeve that works well as a “sustained access” sack. You need to choose carefully where the interior pocket will be placed (this can also effect its volume) this link has many ideas for finding what you need .

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