To measure carry-on luggage, users may resort to some free applications. They use augmented reality to measure the size of the suitcase and to inform if it complies with the airline rules: 55cm high, 35cm wide and 25cm deep. Among the apps for Android and iPhone (iOS) are Momondo and Kayak, which besides measuring the suitcase also include other interesting features for travelers. The KLM app and the easyJet app were created by their respective airline companies so that their passengers could check to see if their luggage is all right. Already RoomScan aimed at architects and designers, but can be used for this purpose. Choose one of the apps below and find out if your handbag has the correct dimensions.
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Hand Luggage: Apps help you find out if your bag is the right size Photo: Divulgao / Associação Brasileira das Empresas Areas
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Momondo is an application that compares prices of area and hotel tickets and also has a feature to analyze the dimensions of the suitcase. The option Mea sua mala, which also serves for backpacks, is right on the main screen of the application. By clicking on it, the cell phone camera will be accessed and the measurement will be performed through augmented reality. And then inform the user what the limits of each airline are so that he can know if his bag can be carried in the cabin or not. The free app is available for Android and iPhone (iOS)
Kayak is a free app that helps users save money on their travels and offers a feature for measuring carry-on dimensions. Since this app belongs to the same group as Momondo, the way it works is similar. Therefore, the cell phone camera captures the size of luggage through augmented reality and then compares it to the specific policies of each airline. The tool also compares prices of travel agencies, hoteliers, and airline companies to find hotels, flights, rental cars, and even travel packages. The Kayak app is available for iPhone (iOS) and Android.
Access the luggage measurement feature through the Kayak app Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
KLM is a Dutch airline that has pioneered the development of technologies to make travelers' lives easier. Among the features of the KLM app is luggage measurement, which also works using augmented reality. Unlike the applications already mentioned, it creates a virtual suitcase of the ideal size (the same as the company uses) so that the passenger can compare it with his own suitcase. The app (for Android or iPhone) is free, but for the feature to work you need to have a scheduled flight with the company.
Use the area KLM airline app to measure your carry-on luggage Photo: Divulgao / KLM
EasyJet is a low-cost English airline that brings the tool to measure carry-on size. Through a 3D augmented reality feature, it shows a grid with the right measurements for the passenger to compare with those of his suitcase. This way, the passenger will be able to ensure that his bag is the correct size to board. The app, for Android and iPhone (iOS), also allows the user to book flights, manage those reservations and check in, see the location of the plane in real time.
Make sure your handbag is the right size with the EasyJet app Photo: Divulgao / EasyJet
Unlike other apps cited, RoomScan is not geared toward travel. Its main function is to draw the floor plan of any mode by placing the cell phone on one of the walls of the site, making it very useful for architects and designers. You can use it to measure the volume of the handbag too, just position it in the way indicated in the app, and it will tell the user its size. Then simply make a comparison with the correct measurements of each area company.
You can use RoomScan to measure your carry-on bag Photo: Divulgao / RoomScan