Sitting at BUR this morning waiting for my flight out on UA I was listening to the AA gate agent making the usual announcements. She got to the one about permitted carry-ons and noted the 1+1 rule and suggested that folks consolidate down to meet that requirement. She went on to say that anyone with more should approach the podium to have one checked. And that they should bring their CC to pay the appropriate fee. Is this a standard policy for AA or just one GA sick of folks trying to skirt the rules?