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The carry on rules say that you must add up the height, width, and length of your bag. The sum of this must be about 45 linear inches. If only the height is 45 your bag will definitely not fit in the overhead bin or the seat in front of you. You may have to check this bag or use another bag with the appropriate measurements.
There is no weight limit for carry on bags and a few inches over is not going to matter but honestly, if you try to carry on a bag with the height of 45 inches, you will have trouble. A domestic checked bag is $25 dollars.
I suggest that you find a smaller bag. There are ways to take the air out of your bag using large plastic bags for your items. You could take as much in a smaller bag as with your bigger bag.
Please reply if you need further help.
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That is definitely not a carry on bag! Even though you might be able to cram it into an overhead bin, because they are shared, EVERYTHING you bring on board must be able to fit under an airplane sized seat. You need to measure your carry on bag as length plus height plus width = total of 45 inches MAX.
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If it 45 Linear inches, you will be fine.