AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1076 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2549 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?
PSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2428 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
This will make it harder for passengers to make connections and also increase
the amount of time to turn around an aircraft.
VEEREF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2413 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!
SongStar From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2407 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
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26941 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2402 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
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8485 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
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.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17248 posts, RR: 67
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2217 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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