LastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2663 times:
Carry-on rules vary from carrier to carrier, although in my experience, only U.S. carriers are willing to put up with as much of it being brought aboard. Most Europeans, for instance, have much stricter limits. I find this makes for a much smoother boarding and deplaning experience.
What are the regulations of other carriers around the globe? How much carry-on luggage is permitted aboard, say, an Australian carrier on an intra-Oz flight? What about Asian carriers? And do they all allow people to use their cell-phones on board or not?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
Most airlines allow only one piece of carry-on luggage plus a personal item, and the size of the carry-on is pretty much standard through out the world; there are exceptions of course. The rule comes up more often in the US only because pax try to break or bend that rule, and, of course, with heightened security, carryon luggage has become more troublesome.
Carry-on luggage is problematic on US flights because US passengers, especially frequent flyers, prefer to take everything on board and not check luggage whenever possible - maybe because pax are in a rush and dont have the time to wait at the baggage return, maybe its because in the US pax frequently have to transit a hub city between origin and destination (increasing the chance that a bag will be lost or misrouted), or maybe its just a cultural thing - who knows? In Europe, passengers seem to want to check everything in, including small tote bags and the like.
But the carry on problem is certainly not unique to the US - intra-Brazil flights are a disaster (luggage is still weighed there) so pax try to bring all the excess on board....its especially bad on flights to/from cities like Manaus and Iguascu with are (or border) tax free zones where many items, including electronics, are cheaper.........on one flight, a person was trying to bring a boxed 27"television onboard as a carry-on. Some flights between the US and Carib/Central America also have carry-on problems as people leaving the US after a shopping trip have far too much baggage.......when BWIA started flying the 738, one of the problems was the lack of carry-on space on board.
Manairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
In the UK, my experience of BA and bmi is that both are fairly flexible with carry-ons and most people get away with taking on board more than they should. Both allow phones to be used until the aircraft doors are closed on departure and again once doors are opened upon arrival.
PER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
With Qantas the carry-on allowance for domestic is 2 x 7kg bags, and 1 x 5kg bag for internation flights. Whenever I go away I always end up with a sore wrist or shoulder from picking up my 15kg backpack as if it weighs 5kg