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Limited Carry-ons

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The last time I flew there were signs and notices all over about the new laws for carry-ons.  And basically no one {NO ONE} cared one-iota.

Plus which when they brought a personal item plus TWO carry-ons anyway, they were “rewarded” with early boarding or upgraded by  being willing to “gate-check” their extra bags.  H-e-l-l-o???  Where is the justice for us law-keepers?

It never ceases to amaze me how much people will push the carry-on envelope when flying.  I have seen business men shoving an entire living room furniture set into the overhead compartment.  Ok, so maybe I exaggerate.

Nonetheless, this is the L A W, people!

One bag. One personal item.

Now here is the deal.  The personal item can be a purse.  Or a briefcase.  Or a laptop computer because you cannot check a computer.  It can be a diaper bag or any item similar in size to the aforementioned items.  It CANNOT be a purse and a laptop and a briefcase and a diaper bag.  The one personal item must fit under the seat in front of you and not obstruct the 3 1/2-inch space I might need to crawl over you to get to the “powder room.”  Do you get it now?

american airlines carry on baggage

This is what the American Airlines site shows: one small carry-on plus one smaller personal item.  Look up the word small…

The luggage you may have for the overhead compartment?  The ONE piece?  It may not exceed 45 linear inches in combined length, width and height, including any handles and wheels – INCLUDING handles and wheels, doggone-it!

Scale back on the carry-ons, people, for the LOVE!

Where did this crazy-woman rant come from?

An Anne Voskamp Tweet today:

“When I’m tempted to carry-on about my inconvenience I start reminding myself of all my blessings.”

Scale back on the carrying-on, people.  Limit the whining – the overhead compartment is full…Me, too.  Really.  Seriously.