I think you each get one carry on and a personal item, i.e. purse, back pack, laptop (anything that can fit under the seat in front of you is considered a personal item). Most airlines give you that allowance for free but anything you check will cost you, of course this also may depend on the type of ticket you purchased as well. If you purchased and economy ticket or anything through a third party travel agency such as priceline-expedia, travelocity etc. you can pretty much bet you don't get to check a bag for free at all. Checking a bag ranges anywhere from $20-50.00 EACH WAY. I usually pack my carry on then I take my purse. My son, who is 9, takes his carry on then he takes a backpack with all of his "things to do" packed in there. Snacks (no liquid or gel stuff until you get through security though), iPod, books, magazines, NintendoDS etc. Honestly security is where the confusion usually is.
at 3:46 PM on Jun. 25, 2011