Monday, June 16, 2008

Carry On Bags Could Become More Scrutinized

When flying, the standard procedure for carry on luggage is one carry on and one personal item. If following the rules, the carry on item should not exceed 45 inches in linear length. That means that the width+height+depth should not add up to more than 45 inches. Now we have all seen how people have been breaking this rule for years whether its a piece of luggage that is over sized or carrying more than one carry on where one is not a "personal item" such as a purse or lap top computer. Well now, with airlines charging for checked luggage, it is safe to assume that many people have already been thinking about how to carry on most if not all their luggage. With this, look for the airlines to pay closer attention to the number of bags you have and the size. When it comes to carry on luggage, my wife and I have been in the practice of only having carry on luggage for short trips for years. It took a little tweaking after the new security measures were enacted, but we still manage to do it. We even manage to get our luggage under the seat. That may come in very handy now with the possibility of even less space available as people who normally don't carry luggage on with then will now start. Packing 101 is in for a big change for sure.

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