The majority of United States airlines maintain the policy of permitting each passenger to bring a carry-on bag and a personal item on the plane.
As the size of the “personal item” is not typically specified, it is useful to expand the amount of items you are bringing on your trip by carrying a large purse or briefcase as your personal item, rather than a smaller item, such as a clutch or tablet. By taking advantage of the extra space you can save money on checking a piece of luggage and time by not standing at the baggage claim after your flight.
Everyone wants to get to the track as soon as possible! Save time and money by bringing a more spacious bag as your personal item on a flight.