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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Thu May 1, 2014, 09:17 AM

48. I can think of a couple of good things about this

For one thing, it will deter people who somehow manage to bring 4 carry-ons (bag, laptop bag, huge purse/briefcase, large coat) and then inconsiderately try to stuff them all in the overhead so you either wind up with no space by the time you get on or they delay the flight because their shit doesn't fit and has to be checked.

Another thing is you can at least control your total cost by limiting the number of bags you bring. The airline is going to get their money either through fees or through fares. One of those things I can control. I never bring more than 1 carry on size bag regardless of whether I'm traveling 2 days or 2 weeks. I would just as soon let people who don't know how to pack pay more so I can pay less.

Then again, I have my own airline and don't travel commercial all that often. It has 4 seats and cruises at 155 mph and if you are lucky enough to travel on my airline you don't get to take more than 1 bag, period as I don't have that much space and more shit = less fuel due to weight and balance limitations.



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