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    A call to ban carry on

    This should get some interesting comments, for the record on my last trip I saw a cyclist with a kitchen sink!

    OVERHEAD luggage compartments are being dangerously overloaded as travellers avoid paying check-in fees to score the best deals on budget carriers. With checked baggage attracting increasingly higher charges, more passengers are opting to travel with just carry-on, creating a safety and logistics nightmare for crew.

    “Everyone is trying to avoid paying to check in a bag by bringing everything with them onto the plane - including the kitchen sink,” Flight Attendants Association of Australia secretary Jo-Ann Davidson said. “It’s a serious problem.”

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    Re: A call to ban carry on

    It's a news.com.au article

    Say no more

    But on the same note, sitting in the OOL gate area, it's interesting how comprehensive the JQ announcements are in relation to boarding and carry-on luggage....

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    Maybe the FA's need to be a little more strict with people. I recently saw some arrogant lady argue hard enough (i.e. not very) to get 4 carry on items aboard.


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    Re: A call to ban carry on

    I'm personally not opposed to limiting carry on to personal items for in flight use only, and forcing everything else down into the hold.
    Don't get me wrong, I love to travel HLO, but realistically I don't need 3 changes of clothes and the kitchen sink whilst on board, and my travel experience is not usually negatively affected by travelling with checked luggage.

    Perhaps an expansion of the "premium hand luggage" service already offered for Dash 8 services, but across all plane types would be in order. The "hand luggage" is dropped down a slide at the door of the aircraft, and is brought out at the gate.

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    Re: A call to ban carry on

    Quote Originally Posted by harvyk View Post
    I'm personally not opposed to limiting carry on to personal items for in flight use only, and forcing everything else down into the hold.
    Don't get me wrong, I love to travel HLO, but realistically I don't need 3 changes of clothes and the kitchen sink whilst on board, and my travel experience is not usually negatively affected by travelling with checked luggage.

    Perhaps an expansion of the "premium hand luggage" service already offered for Dash 8 services, but across all plane types would be in order. The "hand luggage" is dropped down a slide at the door of the aircraft, and is brought out at the gate.

    Just a thought
    Not a very good thought at all.

    Make sure you put all laptop/netbook/tablet/camera/cables and everything else in your luggage the next time you fly...

    Also leave your checked luggage at the carousel, and assume it's gone missing and you won't get it back for 1-7 days

    Then let me know how traveling without carry-on goes for you



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    Re: A call to ban carry on

    All they need to do is regulate what is reasonable. And refuse to allow the large items to be carried on board. Like all things in life we never seem to find the middle ground but swing wildly from one extreme to another.

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    Re: A call to ban carry on

    Time for TT/JQ to start charging for carry-on on a per-kg basis

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    Re: A call to ban carry on

    Quote Originally Posted by lovestotravel View Post
    Not a very good thought at all.

    Make sure you put all laptop/netbook/tablet/camera/cables and everything else in your luggage the next time you fly...

    Also leave your checked luggage at the carousel, and assume it's gone missing and you won't get it back for 1-7 days

    Then let me know how traveling without carry-on goes for you

    Been there, done that and for the most part it worked very well... (Well, minus the laptop, but I used it in flight)

    It's just there is something to be said for walking from the plane to the kerb without having to stop at the carousel, which is why I do HLO most of the time when it's just me.
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    Re: A call to ban carry on

    Quote Originally Posted by Pushka View Post
    All they need to do is regulate what is reasonable. And refuse to allow the large items to be carried on board. Like all things in life we never seem to find the middle ground but swing wildly from one extreme to another.
    I thought there was a limit of 2 items for full service carriers and 1 item for LCCs. Enforce it, weigh it and ban rollerboards.

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    Enforce it, weigh it and ban rollerboards
    Rollerboards: Common misspelling of rollaboard. A wheeled suitcase that is carry-on luggage.

    Why ban them if they are within the limits?


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