A uniform set of new regulations on the size and weight of carry-on baggage went into effect for domestic airlines in Japan this week. Up until Dec 1, each airline had applied different rules for different aircraft, which has confused passengers.
Under the new rules that will be shared by 17 carriers, carry-on bags must weigh no more than 10 kilograms and be no more than 45 cm tall, 20 cm wide and 35 cm deep for a plane with less than 100 seats. For larger aircraft, the dimensions are 55 x 25 x 40 cm.
The move is part of an effort to reduce delays caused by passengers trying to stow over-sized bags in cabin baggage compartments.
Carriers covered by the new rules include Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air Do, Skynet Asia Airways and Skymark Airlines.© Wire reports