Just an update. Flew from Germany to Barcelona last week. Lufthansa. There is no way that case will fit in the overhead of a smaller plane. Nor under the seat. Lufthansa said no way and I had to check it. On a side note... The wheels that come with the case are only good in an airport. Go outside and they are so loud and annoying. They are plastic. I swapped them out with some good rollerblade wheels and man what a difference!