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samdogmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 12:49 PM
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7. ME? I want them to charge the "carry on" fliers! Leave us considerate bag checkers ALONE!
I hate how the "carry-on" customers block the aisles trying to shove their "too large" bags into overhead bins upon boarding and then block the aisles again upon leaving to wrestle their bags back out of the overhead bins. Meanwhile, they're up and down during the flight trying to retrieve some item from said bag...and they're generally sitting in the window seat, so two others have to stand and wait...and wait..and wait until the clown recovers the very "needed" item. Then this whole debacle gets repeated near the end of the flight when the needed "item" is returned to the carry-on bag.


I want the "carry-on" customers to pay! They are VERY annoying!

(I know frequent fliers HATE waiting for checked baggage...but I HATE dealing with carry-on passengers!)
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  -Delta Air is increasing their second checked bag fee to $50 from $25 burythehatchet  Jul-30-08 12:36 PM   #0 
  - I'd sooner mail my clothes via UPS to my destination.  no_hypocrisy   Jul-30-08 12:39 PM   #1 
  - exactly, or bring enough money to buy new ones.  alyce douglas   Jul-30-08 12:50 PM   #9 
  - lol...remember that college kid in the 90s who put himself in a box  Blue_Tires   Jul-30-08 02:10 PM   #24 
  - Good grief.....  marmar   Jul-30-08 12:41 PM   #2 
  - Oligopoly, defined.  burythehatchet   Jul-30-08 12:46 PM   #3 
  - Back-door fuel surcharge.  DemoTex   Jul-30-08 12:47 PM   #4 
  - Exactly  Parche   Jul-30-08 01:05 PM   #15 
  - yes  aspergris   Jul-30-08 01:57 PM   #21 
  - How about a front door fuel surcharge? A little honesty would go along way here.  Gormy Cuss   Jul-30-08 02:15 PM   #25 
     - They have those too. I like the back-door ones more; you can opt out of them  Occam Bandage   Jul-30-08 02:28 PM   #29 
     - I suspect that the checked baggage charge doesn't save them much  Gormy Cuss   Jul-30-08 02:52 PM   #32 
     - there is ALSO a front door fuel surcharge  pitohui   Jul-30-08 03:01 PM   #34 
        - pitohui, you do know that four of the major carriers are charging for all checked bags now, right?  Gormy Cuss   Jul-30-08 03:12 PM   #37 
           - absolutely, you are paying for all bags, not just second bags checked  pitohui   Jul-30-08 03:22 PM   #40 
  - more people will travel with a carry on only. My sister and her 2 kids came out to visit  chimpsrsmarter   Jul-30-08 12:47 PM   #5 
  - ok, no problem. we just wot do business with them anymore. (flash forward 6 months to bankruptcy)  NightWatcher   Jul-30-08 12:48 PM   #6 
  - My driving threshold has risen to 10 hours. But the main reason for that is that  burythehatchet   Jul-30-08 12:51 PM   #10 
     - my threshold is 16 hours (usually because I like taking my guns for work)  NightWatcher   Jul-30-08 12:59 PM   #11 
  - ME? I want them to charge the "carry on" fliers! Leave us considerate bag checkers ALONE!  samdogmom   Jul-30-08 12:49 PM   #7 
  - Preach it!  fifthoffive   Jul-30-08 01:04 PM   #14 
  - Thanks!  samdogmom   Jul-30-08 01:29 PM   #19 
  - Well said samdogmom and fifthoffive!  Owl   Jul-30-08 01:29 PM   #20 
  - they ARE charging for the first checked bag  pitohui   Jul-30-08 03:03 PM   #35 
  - Absolutely. Check your bags? Free. Drag it on to have someone else lift it? $50.  CLW   Jul-30-08 01:15 PM   #17 
  - Yikes! When the plane is you or anyone want that over weight bag over their head....  samdogmom   Jul-30-08 02:08 PM   #23 
     - yeah, as a matter of fact, I would  Lance_Boyle   Jul-30-08 03:18 PM   #39 
  - That's exactly what I told my husband this morning.  CrispyQGirl   Jul-30-08 02:06 PM   #22 
  - well it's obvious you don't fly and you just make yourself look ignorant  pitohui   Jul-30-08 03:06 PM   #36 
     - I may be ignorant about flying, but you're rude.  CrispyQGirl   Jul-30-08 06:22 PM   #43 
  - So lemme get this straight:  Occam Bandage   Jul-30-08 02:26 PM   #27 
     - have a good scenioro...except:....  samdogmom   Jul-30-08 02:41 PM   #30 
        - *shrug* That's a matter of enforcement of preexisting carry-on rules.  Occam Bandage   Jul-30-08 02:50 PM   #31 
           - Hugs! We're on the same use arguing with you!  samdogmom   Jul-30-08 02:57 PM   #33 
              - your post is just silly  pitohui   Jul-30-08 03:16 PM   #38 
                 - Okay...whatever...just DON'T CLOG up the aisle ahead of me when we're boarding....  samdogmom   Jul-30-08 03:29 PM   #41 
  - That does it for me. I'd just as soon hitch hike.  lpbk2713   Jul-30-08 12:50 PM   #8 
  - A story from last week:  burythehatchet   Jul-30-08 12:59 PM   #12 
     - Yup  lpbk2713   Jul-30-08 01:01 PM   #13 
  - But we can't have foreign owned airlines operating domestic routes  RGBolen   Jul-30-08 01:10 PM   #16 
  - If Singapore Air, or JAl, or Malay Air operated in the US, no one would ever fly  burythehatchet   Jul-30-08 01:16 PM   #18 
     - If they operated in the US, they would either  Occam Bandage   Jul-30-08 02:27 PM   #28 
  - Air travel is still cheaper than the market can sustain.  Occam Bandage   Jul-30-08 02:19 PM   #26 
  - United  bikebloke   Jul-30-08 03:30 PM   #42 
     - My daughter flew United domestically yesterday.  samdogmom   Jul-30-08 06:59 PM   #44 

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