12 Underseat Carry-On Luggage for Basic Economy Fares

Underseat carry-on luggage to put under the seat on an airplane.

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My son and I went to Boston this year, and since we were only going to be gone a couple of days, I knew I could get away with an underseat carry-on luggage for both of us. To save even more money, I booked us on a basic economy that allowed for one personal item, but no overhead carry-on bags. We took backpacks, which worked out perfectly space-wise. Yet, I did feel a bit like a college kid. Recently I found these carry-on bags that meet the under-seat requirement, yet still look grown-up. Here are my choices based on reviews and style.

Selection Process

I tried to keep all recommendations under $100. Especially if you’re flying basic economy, who wants to spend more on luggage?

Plus, I looked for a selection of stylish and vibrantly colored bags. I think it’s more fun to have than your basic black luggage. I did choose an Amazon Basic and a stylish quilted bag however if you are looking for those.

Finally, I made sure to choose bags that can be pulled rather than carried. When you’re hustling through the airport, you don’t want to carry a bag. While all of these have at least two wheels, some have the four-wheel option.

Consider these 12 underseat carry-ons as part of your overall travel gear collection.

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12 Underseat Carry-On Luggage Bags

16.5″ Underseat Women Luggage Carry On Suitcase – Small Rolling Tote Bag with Wheels.

small purple underseat carry-on luggage with wheels.

Delsey Paris Underseater in Black.

Paris under seat carry-on luggage in black.

TravelOn Wheeled Underseat Carry-on with a backup bag in Red. This one is my personal favorite and I have a review out soon.

Amazon Basics Under Seat Carry-on Luggage.

Amazon Basics underseat bag.

Delsey Paris Rolling Tote.

Paris rolling tote in blue.

Steve Madden Underseat Luggage.

underseat carry-on luggage in green with brown trim.

Perry Ellis 9 Pocket Underseat Carryon

Perry Ellis 9 Pocket Underseat Carryon.

16-inch rolling luggage with cheetah print.

rolling carry-on luggage for under the seat with cheetah print.

Aimee Kestenberg Women’s Florence 16” Polyester Twill 4-Wheel Underseater Carry-on Luggage.

teal 4 wheel underseat carry-on luggage by Aimee Kestenberg

American Tourister Zoom Expandable Softside Luggage with Dual Spinner Wheels.

blue American Tourister soft side luggage.

TravelPro Maxlite Rolling Tote.

Purple underseat carry-on luggage

2 Piece Underseater and tote.

2 piece bag set.

I actually think these types of suitcases are the way to go. There is no fighting to get overhead space. How many times do you hear the flight attendants offering to gate check bags because space is limited? Also, there is no waiting to get the bags out at the end. While you’ll still wait to disembark the plane, you will be ready with your suitcase in hand. Plus, I really like a lot of these colorful options.

To see even more, or to view these listed with prices, visit my Amazon Shop here.

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What are your thoughts on underseat carry-on luggage? Like it, love it, or think it’s just not enough space?

Be sure to check the size of the underseat carry-on against the size restrictions from the airline. While most of these will fit, airlines change their policies and size restrictions. I’ve had no problem with the one I purchased, but don’t get caught paying fees when you don’t want to.

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