Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I hate carry-on bags

I understand why people try to avoid checking bags when they travel, first it was long delays getting bags at baggage claim, then lost and damaged luggage, and now checked bag fees, even worse paying a checked bag fee and having to wait 30 minutes for bags to come up on the baggage claim, but I hate carry-on bags.  The biggest problem with boarding planes is people trying to stuff two weeks worth of luggage into the overhead bins.  If I ran an airline, checked bags would be free and carry on bags would be charged for.  Boarding would be so much more efficient if people where not trying to stuff steamer trunks into the overhead bins.  Airlines need to enforce limits on carry on bags.


  1. My carry-on is specifically designed to FIT! It's also a backpack, and a rolling bag. Bloody perfect! It can hold my electronics, a change of undies, meds, camera(s), and still fit. I will NOT be "one of THOSE" passengers!

    Peace <3

  2. David,
    I have witnessed this greed firsthand. I don't travel as much by air as you do, but at the end of the month I will be traveling to Canada and I hope to get to my seat first so I can stuff my (light) carryon bag (only containing my passport and my laptop) in the overhead bin. I find the whole plane very confining. Good thing I'm not claustrophobic.

  3. hear hear!
    I always check bags so I don't have to worry about overhead space.