|Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 7):|
Board a southwest 737-800 then board a Delta 737-800 it is INSANE how much faster you get on and off a southwest flight. Those bags really slow down the entire process.
That's partly because the bingo boarding is a better system than DL
's. The best is the Steffen method, but good luck enforcing that.
|Quoting tmiw (Reply 9):|
They could do what NK does and charge more for carry-ons than checked bags. Of course, NK is pretty hated amongst the flying public (albeit not just because of the carry-on fees).
It seems to work, once that expectation is set I imagine they have fewer delays. As long as it doesn't come off as too sleazy during the booking process, it should be fine.
|Quoting rta (Reply 13):|
The main problem is that people are trying to bring these huge suitcases onboard and no one stops them before they get on the plane. Then the same people spend 10 minutes trying to fit the bag in. Sometimes they manage to fit it in, but a lot of other times they're awkwardly blocking the aisle with no idea what to do. And then there's people who will waste bin space with small items
Bingo, these need to be sorted out earlier.
|Quoting rta (Reply 13):|
Gate agents need realistic tools (possibly a bag sizer that is adjustable to different aircraft types) to stop these people before they board. The current bag sizers are pretty useless, and as such, everyone ignores them.
Plus the enforcement is lax. If I were a gate agent, I'd rather not have to berate everyone about their bag. Give me some cut of everyone's oversize bag fee though and we can talk
|Quoting Flighty (Reply 60):|
Just saying many passengers do not have loading expertise. This is going to cost minutes on every flight. I am tired of airlines berating passengers for their lack of professionalism in loading. Nobody ever said the passengers are professional loadmasters. Nor are they paid for that.
Right. I see this all the time, inefficient passengers are everywhere, so while it may be fun to call them stupid, it doesn't fix anything.
I think the airlines need to be more transparent and upfront about this if they want to fix it. If there's a checkbox at booking that says "my carryon is smaller than x," then pax are more likely to pay attention.
Here are the main drivers of the present chaos:
1. Bag fees driving bigger carryons
2. Carousel delays/losses are a hassle
3. Boarding FFs first (partly due to #1)
4. Insufficient enforcement of rules
5. No charges for carryons
As long as these persist, we'll keep seeing this problem.