iloveboeing From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 803 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
If the airlines were going to charge for something, they should've charged for carry-ons first. Encouraging people to check their luggage is a lot better for the airline, because the boarding time is drastically reduced, allowing the turnaround time to be drastically reduced as well.
It is so annoying when you see people bringing on absolutely enormous carry-on luggage to avoid the checked bag fees. I've seen people desperately trying to cram their elephant-sized carry-on bags into the overhead bins and I'm just sitting there, shaking my head, thinking, "You're slowing down everyone else and the plane and, furthermore, you're costing the airline time and $$$$!").
NK's strategy is very wise; I especially like the fee they wham you with at the gate if you try to sneak it through security and gate-check it!
I mean, honestly, are people so rushed and so impatient that they can't wait 10-15 minutes at the baggage claim for their bags? If you wanna bring a laptop or a small bag/purse aboard, fine; if you want to bring everything + kitchen sink, just check the dang thing(s)!
stlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9595 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 5): Where do you travel where it takes 10 minutes for checked bags to arrive? I waited 55 minutes at ORD on Sunday, and it was 12:30am.
got ya beat. it took 1 hr. 5 for bags to arrive from Southwest on Sunday at LGA. keep in mind Southwest has one gate, one plane coming and going at a time. and then on top of it .... mine didn't even come. 2 hour experience.
if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport