CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3408 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2646 times:
About time the airlines start making some noise about oversized carry on luggage. On the other hand though, it is rather obvious that in this case they are only sticking to these rules now because with the checked luggage fees it suddenly became a matter of profit, not a matter of what safely and comfortably fits in the cabin...
Glbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 970 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
Quote: The airlines point out that the carry-on policy came from the Federal Aviation Administration, not the industry, and they have an obligation to keep people from sneaking bulky bags onto planes to avoid fees.
I'm sorry, but I call BS. The TSA flat out refused to enforce any carry on rules at the security checkpoint, stating that each airline had their own policy. Despite this, I still occasionally see signs claiming it's a "Federal Rule".
I remember the days the planes had a closet for hanging suitcase things and odd things. UA had them on 727 and DC-8. The DC-10's raised up into the ceiling for the hanging bags.
DIA (KDEN) tried to put carry on templates on the TSA screening machines, mostly at UA's instigation, but CO objected. IIRC they were not on the A screeners but on the main screeners. They are all gone now.
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2127 times:
Quoting TSS (Reply 3): Long overdue! One 22x14x9 carry-on bag for the overhead above me and one small carry-on bag for under the seat in front of me. Anything else gets checked. Why is this so hard for people to understand?
I agree! I've seen people trying to wrestle pullman trunks down the aisle. They just delay everybody during boarding and de-boarding.
Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 907 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1925 times:
his is mostly a US problem. Over the water in Europe there is a STRICT size limit and also weight. Glad it is starting to make the US travellers understand about luggage and yes it does have an impact on the charging. As soon as they get hit in the pocket those bag trundlers will stop it.