Box size of new imac as carry-on

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kemalstudent, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. kemalstudent macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2012
    Is 21.5" new imac allowed as carry-on item? What is the size of box?

  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    I had a relatively large carry-on (old-style HD tuner/DVD combo) that I had to carry onto the airplane. The flight attendants took the box and put it in a special locker. The iMac is bigger, however, and I think they will want you to check it.

    Apple puts the size of the iMac at 20.8" wide and 17.7" tall. I would add a couple of inches to those dimensions and a thickness of at least 8" (the stand depth is 6.9").

    Have you considered shipping the iMac to yourself instead of carrying it onto the airplane? Some people even do that for their luggage now!
  3. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2012
    24" x 19" with a depth from 8" at base to 5" Weight about 10 kilo

    Now, I would say that was too large for carry-on, but being stuck trying to get on planes while someone attempts to load something the size of a piano into the overhead locker, you might get away with it.
  4. FuriousGreg macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2011
    An extra bag for most airlines is now $25+-, shipping your iMac is around $40. It's worth the extra $ to keep it from the baggage heaver's.
  5. kemalstudent thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2012
    So, what do you advice? Should i try?


    I live outside of USA, oversea country.


    Is an extra bag solve this problem?
  6. Hexley macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    The brown box that covers the white box of the iMac was designed for air cargo.

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