- Dec 6, 2004
Anyone here offending?smh.com.au said:Carry-on crackdown: luggage blitz
April 24, 2006 - 2:55PM
Businesspeople are being targeted in a crackdown on the amount of baggage carried onto planes.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is encouraging airlines to use their legal authority to limit the weight and size of baggage taken into cabins.
A CASA spokesman said businesspeople were the main offenders because they often did not want to wait for luggage coming out of the cargo hold at the end of a flight.
"We made some observations at major airports in January and discovered that self-service check-ins, which are popular with businesspeople, needed to be better monitored," he said.
The airports monitored were Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne.