I have this bag as well. They thought of everything, even little elastic strap holders to hold the extra tag ends of each strap so they don't hang losely and get caught on anything. This bag is an acceptable carryon. I took it to South Dakota and Iowa from San Diego. I rode on the smallest Dash 8 bi-prop plane. It was a tight fit but I was still able to get it in the overhead compartment. On normal sized jets, it will easily fit in the overhead compartment.