About that over head space in the airplane...

Jul 25th, 2006, 07:38 AM
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A traveller...

It takes them longer because they usuallyhave a bag that is larger than they can handle.

Bags on wheels are easy for some to pull...but difficult to lift.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 07:46 AM
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I usually take a carry on not because I'm afraid that the airline will lose it, but because it takes forever to get my bag after landing. I've waited for 45 minutes and more to get my bag at LGA and JFK, especially on American.

And regarding the OP's question, I would have moved stuff around without thinking. Take out the shirts, put my bag in the available space, and put the shirts back in.

I had a situation once where a guy took the whole bin with a suit in a plastic bag, on a full flight, in winter. He got agressive when a couple of people tried to move it to put in their luggage and coats. The FA noticed, gave him his suit, and asked him to hold on to it until the bin was full. The guy agreed, after complaining that "this is MY bin, its above my seat" and "I was here first", and then the FA put it on top of the other bags.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 08:20 AM
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Neopolitan- Thank you for the laugh!! That is sooo true and so funny about people studying the seating numbers when boarding like it is some complex puzzle to be solved. Look right, look left, check boarding pass, consult with traveling companion, repeat, repeat, repeat.

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Jul 25th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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I vote for ignorant.Stupid people are taking over the world....LOL. But you could have stuffed your luggage in on top- I mean, T shirts scrunch easily. And it may have not belonged to the people near by- I've seen certain fellow travelers stick their junk in 5 different bins, none above where their seats are. So asking was pointless- and anyway, that's a good way to annoy someone (as is calling the FA)

Thank you for not moving the bag to another bin. I wouldn't've and that is the only thing that ticks me off about flying. So rude. Because that's how I lose things. But it depends what you mean by adjacent- in plain sight? Or not? Because as much as I like to "do unto others"- I loathe checking bags. That completely defeats the purpose of a carryon

"Why it takes people seemingly 5 minutes to do something so simple is beyond my comprehension."

It may seem simple to you- but I'm clumsy I certainly can't do that in mere seconds (though 5 minutes is a bit exreme)

Anyway- hope you had a smoother trip after that, cmeyer54!


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Jul 25th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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If you can't carry it from the curb to the gate, you should be forced to check it.

Rude people fill these huge roller bags with a week's worth of stuff and a) wonder why there's no room overhead and b) can't lift the massive bags and inconvenience everyone behind them.

Carry it or check it, you pathetic, weak, lazy bums!
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Jul 25th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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Gekko, I think you're now becoming unreasonable. The issue isn't whether the bag has wheels or not, but how big it is.
The idea of anyone buying even a smaller carry-on type piece of luggage these days that doesn't roll seems silly to me. Sure I could carry it from the boat in Venice to check in at the airport or carry it half a mile through a train station or airport, but I'd much rather, hook my laptop bag on top of it and roll the whole thing. Why would anyone want to carry something a quarter a mile that they can roll much easier -- regardless of whether they're going to carry it on or check it through?
 
Jul 25th, 2006, 09:59 AM
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Thank you.

I attach a black leather backpack I have to my 22 inch pullman. My handbag goes inside my backpack.

My packpack goes under the seat in front of me and my pullman goes in the overhead.

I can pack for a week like this and I have.

The only time I'll check luggage is if I travel for work.

If you check bags, it makes it much harder to standby.
 
Jul 25th, 2006, 10:06 AM
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GoTravel - I have packed like that for 2 weeks in Spain, in the winter!

And I would have moved the bag of t-shirts in a heartbeat.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:14 AM
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Let's review what I said:

If you can't carry it from the curb to the gate, you should be forced to check it.

I'm not saying you can't roll your bag for convenience's sake, but you should be at least capable of carrying it or it's simply too large or too heavy.

If you are too old, too weak, or too infirmed to carry your bags, then check them. You're in no rush anyway, most likely, so why be selfish & rude as well as incapable?
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:16 AM
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<<< so why be selfish & rude as well >>>

Not sure WHY people choose to be selfish and rude...but it's obvious they do!
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:20 AM
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Because they selfishly believe their time is more valuable than yours ... and/or they're just too important and busy to wait for their checked luggage.


"I don't have time to wait, I'm too important, so I can inconvenience everyone else!"
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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Oh. I meant on these boards.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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"If you are too old, too weak, or too infirmed to carry your bags, then check them. You're in no rush anyway, most likely, so why be selfish & rude as well as incapable?"

Gekko, my 79 yo mother had a stroke some years back that left her with some weakness on her left side. She can carry her small (18") roller but she simply can't raise her one arm up enough to stow it in the overhead compartment without a little assistance. Fortunately, most people are kind and understanding about this. Thank God she hasn't run into someone practically exploding with his sense of self-righteousness and self-importance, ranting that she should only be able to take her purse and perhaps a bumbag onto the plane because she can't lift her roller over her head.
She likes to keep a change of clothes, some toiletries, her medicine, and her camera in the roller after having her main suitcase go missing for several days on a previous trip.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:35 AM
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You know, gekko, frighteningly enough, I was on the verge of agreeing with you- until BTilke came along and knocked some sense into me. Thanks, BTilke!
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:38 AM
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If she can't lift it, she should check it (or stow the item under the seat in front of her).

We can agree to disagree, if that helps you feel validated.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:40 AM
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion - regarding travel carryons or Broadway plays. There are different ways to be "validated". I agree with BTilke on this one.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:42 AM
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Gekko, my mother spent 30 years working as nurse helping disabled vets. She has more consideration and sensitivity for others in her pinky than you seem to have in your entire body.

Next time you want to rant about selfish, rude and inconsiderate people, go look in the mirror.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:51 AM
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I think one compromise to all of this is that people (like BTilke's mother) should board early when the gate attendent calls up people requiring extra assistance or traveling with small children. This way individuals requiring assistance can get it without inadvertently inconveniencing other travelers.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 10:53 AM
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I should add that it wouldn't bother me in the slightest to assist BTilke's mother regardless of when she chose to board. Air travel has gotten so uncomfortable that everyone is wound more tightly.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Gekko is right. Only the young and strong should be allowed to do carryons. Anyone who has any physical infirmity including age who can no longer lift 10 pound over their heads should be allowed to do carry on luggage. In fact, they should all be banned from traveling, period. Travel should be reserved for the young and healthy only, and hopefully only the physically attractive.

Thanks. Now I'll remove my tongue from my cheek if someone else will remove his head from his ________.
 

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