The battle of the bulging handluggage

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Just what do airlines want from their passengers in the field of handluggage? One one hand some American carriers are refitting their fleets with larger overhead bins, on the other hand these iron-maiden-like contraptions "if it doesn't fit in here we'll be happy to check it for you" are spreading worldwide. And no matter what class of service, what duration of flight, you will always find a fair number of passngers who think that the crew's advice to put it underneath the front seat or in the bin is meant as a personal offence and who trot out that old execrable sentence "on ...air they let me through" and thereby demonstrate their selfish inconideration for the safety of all on board. Will there ever be a solution?
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RE: The battle of the bulging handluggage In my personal opinion, I think the ICAO/IATA ought to create a worldwide standard for the maximum size for carry-on luggage that every airline MUST follow. That way, we won't end up with the situation that is happening at Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC, where Continental Airlines thinks this carry-on luggage size is legal and United Airlines thinks a smaller carry-on luggage size is legal.

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RE: The battle of the bulging handluggage I just typed a long reply but lost it somehow... here's my synopsis. Bins should not be increased in size as it only encourages more luggage. The 777 has bins to sleep in. BAd news. Someone has regulated the iron maiden so that she appears all over the world however it is the implementation that is inconsistent. I dont mind checking my wheely bin when I know it contains 3 litres of scotch and a kilo of brie along with my regular stuff. Lifting that up and down from the bins after a few inflight bevvies is too much to handle. Many airlines in Asia (also BA these days) are getting tough on this and will take bags off you at the gate if it looks too big or too heavy. This has my support as a passenger who sits in the back