Would fees discourage oversized carry-on bags?

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  1. rwoman
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    Would fees discourage oversized carry-on bags?

    I did not realize AS had a policy of enforcing bag fees at the gate...

     
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    IMHO, with all the fees carriers charge these days, it's out of hand and adds cost upon cost, money which could be used in other more productive ways, sometimes airlines are worse than even banks are in the " nickel and dime " game.:mad:
     
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    How about an easier idea. USE THE DANG SIZERS once in a while. Also, enforce the limits on number of carryons. On my last flight, there was one gentleman in Coach, with a Computer Bag (allowed), rollaboard (allowed) Backpack (personal item--allowed) and a briefcase. Four items. Computer Bag, Briefcase, Backpack. Seems like at least one of the four should have at least been gate checked. (if not two) He also boarded with group one, so he was not rushing from another flight.
    Fortunately, I was up front and only had a small gym sized carryon.
    And it did not affect me other than keeping me from getting a predeparture drink while the FA's looked for a place for his stuff. :cool:
     
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    It is amazing the items some seek to carry on!
     
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    The right place would have been in the cargo hold. A teachable moment missed.
     
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    I know... I'm one of them...
     
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    I've seen children pulling bags bigger than them! and other bags that were at least 2-3x bigger than the sizers -I'd like some consistency w/this across the airlines don't just display the "if your bag is bigger than this" sizer if you won't enforce it -I check my bag b/c I can't be bothered with the jockeying for space -my backpack and handbag are quite easy to manage and makes my life simple
     
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    So long as my 21" carry-on can get in, I'm all for it. I have so many luggages every time I go back home, I use every single allowance.. Yes, that means 3x50/70lbs and 2 carryons + laptop bag.

    Personally, those above 22" should be checked in..
     
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    Along with some of the massive duffle bags some bring on board...
     
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    Dare I say, including the military folks?
     
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    I know many who carry the bigger backpacks (still under 21"...I own one) that can be bulky AND heavy, but I have yet to see someone carry one of the green sea bags (A bag for Army and AF types) on to a plane...
    :)
     
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    I usually see the cream (or cappuccino colored) ones used by servicemen and women. Although this is landside during check-in, and afterwards, I don't seem to cross paths with them again airside..
     
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    Yes, I have the black version of that bag - expanded it can be a monster...as it is heavy before I pack anything into it, I typically do not use it anymore. :)
     
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