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When Should Carryons Checked At Gate Be Returned?  
User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2515 times:

I have recently been on three flights where the airline ran out of overhead space in the cabin while still boarding (twice on a Delta Md80 and once on an AA MD80), at which point they asked remaining passengers to check their bags at the doorway of the aircraft. Now ganted, that's not the end of the world.

But here's my question: under such circumstances, if the airline takes your carry-on baggage from you at the gate because THEY ran out of space, shouldn't they also by the same token return your bags to you at the gate when you deboard at your destination?

Understandably, this could prove logistically difficult. But given that 1) these bags receive special tags, and 2) they are the last to go in the belly, which means they should be the first to come out at the other end, it doesn't seem entirely impossible.

Surely airlines have more important problems to struggle wtih nowadays, but wouldn't it be 1) fair, and 2) a nice gesture for airlines to do this?

What do you think?

If you have carryon luggage only,

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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1938 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2508 times:
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Only when your bag is tagged with a pink (Gate Claim tag) the neon green one is to be sent to the baggage claim area, This is the rule with Delta and most other carriers


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User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2486 times:

how does it work? do they assign the color of the tag? or do you choose?

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17186 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2482 times:

Quoting AT (Reply 2):
how does it work? do they assign the color of the tag? or do you choose?

"I'd like the pink and white stripe today please".

Typically it's just one color. Red on AA.



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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

If you're boarding a mainline flight, you should get it back at baggage claim.

If they gave it back to you at your destination on the jetway, then everyone will start doing that because it will be a lot easier than trying to find overhead
storage space, and you'll have traffic jams on the jetways delaying the entire
deplaning process.

This will make it harder for passengers to make connections and also increase
the amount of time to turn around an aircraft.



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2707 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Generally, baggage claim.. unless its a stroller or wchr, then brought to jetway.


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User currently offlineVEEREF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Actually traffic jams are already here. You should see what happens when a full CR9 disembarks and almost everyone has a carry on. people are literally lined up all the way up the jetway on both sides!

User currently offlineSongStar From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

Quoting AT (Thread starter):
But here's my question: under such circumstances, if the airline takes your carry-on baggage from you at the gate because THEY ran out of space, shouldn't they also by the same token return your bags to you at the gate when you deboard at your destination?

I love the "THEY" reference here....you have no one to blame but your fellow travelers for bringing so much crap and not "utilizing all the space provided" ie...under your seat...holding on to those coats...etc...

I'm out in the ailse rearranging luggage every flight to try and find space for everyones bag....but as i have said on many flights..."there are 199 of you...and you are allowed 2 pieces of carry-on...I don't have space for 398 pieces of luggage in the overhead and i probably don't have room for 199 pieces...so utilize all the space provided..." but people don't listen...among other things...or they feel they are being personally attacked when i turn their bag wheels or handle first in the overhead....

but i digress...boeing installed the overheads...we did enlarge them...

green tags go on luggage at the gate...and are returned in baggage claim...pink tags are reserved for medical assist devices ( wheelchairs, canes etc) and strollers and car seats etc...and they are brought up to the jet way ....

probably not what you wanted to hear....but if the ramp spent time bringing up luggage to the jet way, everyone elses baggage would never arrive in baggage claim...and your flights would never leave on time

just my 2 cents  Smile


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 1):
Only when your bag is tagged with a pink (Gate Claim tag) the neon green one is to be sent to the baggage claim area, This is the rule with Delta and most other carriers



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):
Typically it's just one color.

Actually, at United, there is more than one color. I believe the baggage claim tag is orange while the United Express gate checks where you get it back when you get off the plane are neon green



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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting AT (Thread starter):
shouldn't they also by the same token return your bags to you at the gate

Move to Kansas City.

The baggage carousels are always next to your arrival gate.

 Smile


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8469 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
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Quoting SongStar (Reply 7):
I love the "THEY" reference here....you have no one to blame but your fellow travelers for bringing so much crap

I agree 100%. Yesterday I saw a woman struggling with a pull along and I thought "how is it carry on if you can't lift it?" she hauled it on board then looked around for assistance, a guy offered to help and she said "thanks I was waiting for crew help". Fat chance these days lady.



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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 10):
waiting for crew help

My first jetBlue flight, I was struggling down the aisle with laptop and carryon bag. The FA asked "what row?". Then he grabbed by big heavy bag, ran down the aisle and it put it in the overhead.

I was witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime event, so I just stood there speechless, trying to burn the scene into my memory forever.  Smile


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Check the damn bags in the first place and this thread would be a moot point. It kills me when people drag bag and baggage into the cabin . . . and then bitch when there's no space . . .

Check it . . . period.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17186 posts, RR: 66
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):
Check the damn bags in the first place and this thread would be a moot point. It kills me when people drag bag and baggage into the cabin . . . and then bitch when there's no space . . .

Check it . . . period.

On the one hand, if you fly 2-3 times a week checking a bag is a pretty serious drag. Not only does it burn time, it also carries with it the risk of loss. While losing the bags while on vacation is a bummer, losing the bags when your days are packed with meetings is a bit more annoying.

On the other hand, if you don't want to check bags, make sure your luggage is within the limits stated by the airline. Make sure you get on fast and stow your luggage fast. Be nice to your fellow pax.

[Edited 2006-02-19 21:29:14]


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