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"Checking" Bags At The Gate  
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6896 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

Before beginning boarding of the JetBlue flight OAK-JFK the podium offered to take people's carry-on suitcases (didn't say whether they'd go in the hold, but they must?) and have them at the aircraft door to be picked up on arrival. And people that "checked" a bag that way would get to preboard.

How common is this? I'd have thought people would jump all over that offer.

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

Seems like a policy trying to limit the amount of carry on baggage brought into the cabin, by putting it in the hold.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

Quoting Timz (Thread starter):
How common is this? I'd have thought people would jump all over that offer.

Gate Check is VERY-VERY common....and the only way I go.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineR311music From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4426 times:

At WN gate checking is very common. Loaded a FLL flight the other day with 30 gate checks. Had to bring a cart over next to the jetway and then stack them all in E, which is a very small and hard to stack bin as the rest of the plane was shortstacked since we didn't have much else.


confusing use of time
User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

On a full flight, on most aircraft, overhead bins are not adequate to fit every single passengers bag. In these cases, the last to board (when the overhead bins fill) are the first to get the shaft. In most cases, these passengers will not be lucky enough to have their bags checked so that they're waiting again in the jetway. Usually the bags will be checked to baggage claim. This is because if they were all checked to be brought back to the jetway, there would be a large group of people standing in the jetway at the end of the flight which creates a safety and security hazard.

The gate checking, in the sense that they will bring the bag back into the jetway at the end of the flight, is normally only used for strollers, wheelchairs, assistive devices and first class passengers. All other passengers bags generally will go to baggage claim when the overhead bins are full.


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4102 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4310 times:

Gate checking on mainline planes is necessary mainly because people try to board with "carryon" that is unreasonably big and will not fit in the overhead, or will take up the amount of space normally needed for more than one person. I hear the excuse "it fits in any other airline's bins" often and I don't buy it, since the bins are basically the same across an aircraft type. Many also bitch and complain that they don't know why we don't let them board with it....when if they had taken the time to use the little bin-size thing at the ticket counter they would already know they would be denied.

Also, items like guitars, crutches, wheelchairs, strollers are very very commonly checked. And please...remember to loosen your guitar strings  Smile


User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5):
when if they had taken the time to use the little bin-size thing at the ticket counter they would already know they would be denied.

I think that is something that should be dictated by the ticket agents. It seems it isn't enforced enough.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4276 times:
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It happens all the time here on the regionals, you leave your bag on a trolley at the foot of the aircraft steps and pick it up when you deplane.


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4102 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Quoting Phatfarmlines (Reply 6):
I think that is something that should be dictated by the ticket agents. It seems it isn't enforced enough.

I suppose the problem is worsened by online check-in so the passenger can bypass the ticket counter. I've always thought there should be a notice given online when a ticket is booked, especially in the case of the RJs and regional planes.


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