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Carry-on Luggage

I’ve been doing frequent travel lately and have noticed that almost everybody is trying to carry their luggage onto the plane rather than check it.

I’ve never been a fan of carry-on luggage but now it’s completely out of control.  Travelers can afford the price of an airline ticket, hotel, food and other travel expenses but not $15 to check a bag?  What gives?  Is $15 each way for a total of $30 going to break the bank and cause you not to travel?  I bet the vast majority of these people spend $30 on dinner and drinks in one sitting where ever they are going.

All these carry-on travelers increase the time it takes to load and unload the plane.  There is no consideration for other people, just the “it’s all about me” attitude that seems to be prevalent these days.  I don’t want to pay a fee or I’m too important to check baggage and go to baggage claim.

On my last flights I took this weekend getting on and off the plane was a comedy.  People trying to drag bags down the isle.  Passengers franticly trying shove their giant carry-ons into the overhead compartment.  People taking the overheads above rows other than they were sitting in.  Bags hitting the deck with a bang as people tried to lower them to the floor but couldn’t. Of course there were the people who weren’t strong enough to pick up their over-sized carry-on and put it in the overhead compartment.  Then they look around with their sad little puppy-dog eyes asking for help.  If you can’t lift it, check it.

Some of you might be saying; but you’re no different.  You’re complaining because people carrying their luggage on the plane inconvenienced you.  Well you’d be right but you see, it’s all about me, not them!  Perhaps carry-on luggage should be banned!  lol

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September 22, 2008 - Posted by | social media | , ,

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