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Oversized Carry-on Fees?  
User currently offlineMNMncrcnwjr From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 308 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Gate house announcement in MSP last evening indicated that DL was going to start charging for Oversized Carry-ons that needed to be White tagged to your final destination... Haven't seen any Press Release lately... I did get an email about the cooperation with TSA at Atlanta and Detroit for selected Frequent Flyers coming this Fall...

I know this will assist in the carry-on mess that is the current situation ... But If it is oversized .. Why isn't someone checking Before T&A?


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User currently offlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

More importantly, why is TSA involved at all? Have they now become the "size police" as well?

User currently offlinefanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

The new $25 per bag fee brings back distant memories of PeoplExpress, with college students trying to cram huge suitcases into the Boeing 737 overhead bins. History repeats itself 30 years later!  
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User currently offlinewwtraveler99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Quoting copter808 (Reply 1):
More importantly, why is TSA involved at all? Have they now become the "size police" as well?

Because they are the ones who limited everyone to 1 + 1. The reason was too many bags at the check point slowed things down. But I don't think they ever enforce the rule at the check point. I see people with 3, 4 and 5 bags all the time.


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User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 697 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Quoting MNMncrcnwjr (Thread starter):
Gate house announcement in MSP last evening indicated that DL was going to start charging for Oversized Carry-ons that needed to be White tagged to your final destination

Excellent. I suggest 3X the regular checked bag fee and no exceptions for frequent fliers. I am constantly amazed at the size of carry ons that airlines allow onto flights, and I've noticed it's not just the leisure crowd who bring on the proverbial kitchen sink.

On a related note, suit carriers should just be banned all together. Oversized, bin space hogs and then their owners treat anyone trying to move them around in the bin to fit their own bag in as practically sworn enemies bent on destroying their clothes. (rant over)


User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Does "white-tagged" mean gate-checked?

Because I had better not be charged for my perfectly compliant rollaboard just because I happened to be at the end of the boarding queue and the bins were already full.

Quoting BD338 (Reply 4):
Excellent. I suggest 3X the regular checked bag fee and no exceptions for frequent fliers. I am constantly amazed at the size of carry ons that airlines allow onto flights, and I've noticed it's not just the leisure crowd who bring on the proverbial kitchen sink.

I wish airlines would address the real issue... you now pay for the privilege of checking bags but they still get abused, lost, and stolen...and it still sometimes takes 45 minutes to claim them after landing.


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