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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-10-06 10:42 AM
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22. The only problem with under the seats is that different seats
have different spaces under them. The window and center have adequate space, but the aisle often is a lot smaller, certainly narrower than the width guidelines.

What bothers me is that some of the carryons are really huge, yet I have never seen anyone enforcing the size.

Earlier this year we flew NWA from Minneapolis to Chicago. On the ramp before the door there were signs directing passengers to put their carryon perpendicular to the bin, not parallel and thus taking more space, of course.

Except it was a tiny plane - do not recall - where carryon with rollers could not fit in that configuration. Plus, the usual hogs that just spread all over. The flight attendants were no help at all - one really cannot expect anyone whose job may be lost while management is feasting to try more than dining one's job.
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  -Wired News: Airlines Try Smarter Boarding question everything  May-10-06 12:50 AM   #0 
  - Some Airlines Do The Opposite  AndyTiedye   May-10-06 01:05 AM   #1 
  - and that's as it should be  pitohui   May-10-06 01:31 AM   #7 
  - this Freq Flyer LOVE SWA... Their FF club is the best  wakeme2008   May-10-06 03:49 AM   #19 
  - I'm Continental frequent flyer too - those 1st class upgrades are nice  Divernan   May-10-06 04:22 AM   #21 
  - Why would I want to board FIRST?  unschooler   May-10-06 03:04 AM   #18 
     - Because you get to pick your seat in the front of the plane and  wakeme2008   May-10-06 03:50 AM   #20 
     - Oh. I get it. It's first come, first served. I usually try to reserve  unschooler   May-11-06 07:36 PM   #31 
     - Because The Overhead Bins Aren't Full Yet  AndyTiedye   May-10-06 12:03 PM   #24 
  - I think one of the things that holds up boarding the most is  SeattleGirl   May-10-06 01:08 AM   #2 
  - That's because when the plane takes off all carry on has to be  question everything   May-10-06 01:14 AM   #4 
  - Anyone blocking that narrow aisle holds everyone up  barb162   May-10-06 01:17 AM   #5 
  - Another carry-on baggage issue  LastLiberal in PalmSprings   May-10-06 01:35 AM   #9 
  - I agree 100% (see below)  DinoBoy   May-10-06 01:44 AM   #11 
  - The only problem with under the seats is that different seats  question everything   May-10-06 10:42 AM   #22 
  - you must not fly very often  pitohui   May-10-06 01:44 AM   #12 
     - Carry-ons are not the problem. It is the people who own the  SeattleGirl   May-10-06 01:49 AM   #14 
  - This is all well and good  China_cat   May-10-06 01:13 AM   #3 
  - No it doesn't. Planes are serviced based upon air miles.  napi21   May-10-06 01:34 AM   #8 
  - It amazes me that these 'efficiency' experts always...  Kutjara   May-10-06 01:19 AM   #6 
  - Was thinking the same thing  question everything   May-10-06 03:18 PM   #26 
  - WRONG! THIS is how to reduce boarding time  DinoBoy   May-10-06 01:41 AM   #10 
  - i hope your checked luggage is lost on your next 10 flights  pitohui   May-10-06 01:47 AM   #13 
  - I didn't say "do away with carry-ons"  DinoBoy   May-10-06 01:54 AM   #15 
  - Agree with enforcing carryon restrictions  question everything   May-10-06 03:22 PM   #27 
  - those of us with long legs and big feet don't like your idea.  QuestionAll   May-10-06 03:30 PM   #30 
  - Shocks to anyone who stands within a square foot of the aisle for more  lindisfarne   May-10-06 02:00 AM   #16 
  - LOL...  marmar   May-10-06 02:52 AM   #17 
  - The original URL has a simulation of several models  question everything   May-10-06 03:24 PM   #28 
  - Simulation of models  question everything   May-10-06 10:47 AM   #23 
  - no amount of studies and models can compensate  ProdigalJunkMail   May-10-06 12:25 PM   #25 
  - Who flies commercial anymore?  AngryAmish   May-10-06 03:30 PM   #29 

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