Goodday From Japan, joined May 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
For safety, what is the best way to minimize carry on baggage to be brought into the cabin. It is a headache that more and more people are likely to bring in carry-on-baggage like piggy bags these days.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7894 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
I don't know if this is the kind of answer you are meaning, but I'll offer it anyway.
As a CSA It's my responsibility to sight the hand luggage. If it looks anything close to the maximum of 7kg then I weight it. Basically if they have lots of stuff to bring on carryon I will refuse them and tell them to check it in. We also have Security upstairs that weigh suspect bags as they go through Customs/ Immigration. If they are too heavy they are given a form to come back to check it in. I advise the pax that if it is too heavy it is a danger to everyone seated anywhere near them and that they could be sued for damages by another passenger and certainly they would be liable for medical expenses if they were hurt by overweight handluggage. At the departure gate the CSAs are also on the lookout for overweight/excess handluggage, so they have to make it through 3 steps.
HKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
What's the policy with stuff you buy in all those duty free stores?
I once got on a HKG-SIN flight on CX (empty 332) and then onto a SIN-SYD flight on BA (full 744) with 2 huge carry bags (must be around 15-20kg) of books and newspapers I bought at HKG airport - in addition to a super-heavy backpack. No-one ever stopped me or checked.