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Carry On Baggage......A Word of Warning!

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Traveller F

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G`Day,

After reading an article about security with carry-on baggage reminded me about a (potentially bad) experience I recently had on a flight from BKK to SYD.

After I stowed my Qantas board case in the overhead locker in F, had a bite to eat and went to sleep. After arrival at SYD a fellow passenger stopped me on the air-bridge and asked if I could check my case as he thought he might have accidentally put his mobile phone inside which turned out to be correct. We both suddenly realised the dangerous complications of what could have happened, drugs or all sorts of illegal items could have been placed inside without the owners knowledge.

Since then I have put small padlocks on all zips and always check the two pockets at the front that cannot be secured before leaving the aircraft. I know a kid could open the small padlocks but it at least stops anyone quickly putting anything inside.

Hopefully the above will give some “food for though” to all passengers whatever class they fly….you can never be too careful in today’s world.

Kind regards, Traveller F
 

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Food for thought! I usually have padlocks on all my carry-on, but for the opposite reason - so people don't take things out of my bags. :)
 

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How irresponsible falllling asleep! You're lucky he didn't put his phone in your boogie board bag!..:p
 

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I think I saw "Carry On Baggage" on my last BA flight when the AVOD wasn't working.

Sid James and Kenneth Williams - a great combination, sorely missed by the British film industry.
 

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I think I saw "Carry On Baggage" on my last BA flight when the AVOD wasn't working.

Sid James and Kenneth Williams - a great combination, sorely missed by the British film industry.
Alan in CBR,

A lot of the youngsters around here won't even know who you are talking about :!:
 

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I think I saw "Carry On Baggage" on my last BA flight when the AVOD wasn't working.

Sid James and Kenneth Williams - a great combination, sorely missed by the British film industry.

Touche - I like it! :D:D:D:D
 

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Scary thought. Makes me wonder why I don't check in everything....
 

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Scary thought. Makes me wonder why I don't check in everything....

Well at least by splitting the luggage you still have a 50/50 chance of getting something bak when you arrive.:p
 

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As a pilot and passenger I have real difficulty with 'carry on baggage only' fares.

Aircraft cabins are the last place baggage should be stowed. In turbulence, overhead lockers are known to come unlatched with contents flying around the cabin. Bottles of duty free alcohol become missiles, and flammable spirits such as brandy adding fuel to cabin fires in crashes, and the like.

Large and/or heavy baggage slows cabin entry and egress. Traveller Fs comments are a new twist on this topic and, in my view, add weight to my argument that the less baggage in cabins, the better. I like the lock idea as well, and use these or inbuilt locks (such as those found on Samsonite products, et al) when travelling abroad. Whilst not infallible, at least they provide some proof that ones bags have been tampered with.
 

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Totally Agree, plus some carry on bags are way bigger.

I thought Tiger wold check in a measly 5 kg of kit, but no. I reckon some hand luggage is 20kgs nowadays, if you have someone holding your other bags out of of sight of the counter.

Plus people always forget shampoo, shaving kit, something liquid, that slows down the line, although my 600ml water bottle always gets through without comment, but not my scredrivers.

Emirates is smarter - they offer to check everything else after the main bag drop. And prod the customer with no excess sooo nicely. I guess anyone fronting up with bigger hand luggage is well, suspicious.

BTW: They confiscated some 'packing tape' rolls in my hand luggage recently on a domestic fight. Utter nonsense, what about head turbans :mrgreen:
 
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Large and/or heavy baggage slows cabin entry and egress. Traveller Fs comments are a new twist on this topic and, in my view, add weight to my argument that the less baggage in cabins, the better. I like the lock idea as well, and use these or inbuilt locks (such as those found on Samsonite products, et al) when travelling abroad. Whilst not infallible, at least they provide some proof that ones bags have been tampered with.

The baggage locks are purely a nudge to the opportunistic to move to the next bag.

I am unsure about baggage and egress speed. I have a rollaboard and suitbag generally in J and that is stowed faster than many people small backpacks and handbags and "oh we forgot jonny's gameboy"

Also in terms of speed of loading - baggage is not the only issue and not the biggest - we could try with reading boarding passes and familiarisation with the cabin layout before boarding...
 
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