If the FAA is going to impose a one carry-on bag per passenger rule, then it should also require the airlines to improve the baggage claim service. To some extent, the airlines brought the carry-on baggage problem onto themselves with the slow return of bags at the destination. Passengers, particulary business travelers, fly because they are in a hurry and need to get to work, not to stand around waiting for their bags. There are some airlines and airports that have really good baggage claim service such as America West at PHX, American at DFW and DCA, and US Airways at DCA. But at BWI, which I normally use, the baggage service is pitiful. On Delta, passengers must wait at least 1 hour before the bags start coming up to baggage claim and usually the wait is at least 1 1/2 hours. Note that is before the bags start coming up, not necessarily when you will get your bag. The wait for bags from America West and Southwest is also at least an hour, and for Southwest passengers, this is after they hike from the B Concourse to the international arrivals (E) concourse. Retrieving bags from America West and Southwest is further compounded because they do not announce what carousels will have bags from what flights. This results in hundreds of passengers running back and forth between the two carousels checking baggage tags. With more people having to check their luggage, the problem will only be worse than it is right now. The airlines are crying that they are hurting for business. If we are going to be limited to one carry-on bag and check the other bag(s), then the airlines should improve their baggage claim service so we can retrieve our luggage in a timely manner. There is no reason why passengers should wait for 1 1/2 hours for their luggage after a 1 hour flight, or any flight for that matter. I have found that with the travel restrictions imposed since September 11th, it is now quicker and easier to drive from BWI and DCA to destinations such at PIT and NYC (Amtrak is a great alternate to the shuttles). With all of the security issues that are causing delays, if the airlines do not improve their baggage claim service, they are only going to increase the radius of how far one must drive before it actually becomes faster to fly, though not convienent.