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Days Of Oversize Airline Carry-ons Are Limited  
User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

Check this out :

http://start.rcn.com/news/story.php?...=Business&id=D91JTLN00&pd=20080629


Just accept that some days, you're the pigeon, and other days the statue
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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2284 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...


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineGlbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2280 times:



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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".


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3069 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

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?


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User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

I'm pleased Delta has held out thus far.  Big grin


Just accept that some days, you're the pigeon, and other days the statue
User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1390 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Here is a good link on airlines policies: http://www.thetravelinsider.info/tra...irlinecarryonluggageallowances.htm .

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.

Here is a 2000 article on the issue: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...9F00E2DD1230F936A15757C0A9669C8B63


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1765 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.



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User currently offlineElBandGeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

I just saw a report about this on the news. I agree, its about time. I laughed at all the people thinking "oh its so inconvienent" or "they can't do that to ME"

They complain about having existing rules enforced.....


User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 904 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1563 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.

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