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Old 05-02-2002, 09:24 AM   #1
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Gov't asking airlines to drop sizing templates for carry ons

Government asking airlines to drop sizing templates for carry-ons


http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/business/3176735.htm
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Old 05-07-2002, 01:09 AM   #2
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my thoughts

Although it sounds like a good Idea to standardize the sizing template, I think that it could cause huge problems removing it altogether. That would just mean that I could take a huge bag or case of some sort with all my stuff for a trip in it. I always pack very light, normally for trips less then two weeks I can fit everything I NEED into a carryon that passes current regulations. I could see many people taking advantage of this.
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Old 05-07-2002, 01:28 AM   #3
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I think that the point is that it's an airline issue, not an airport security issue. Continental Airlines has spent a significant amount of money replacing all the overhead bins in their mainline jet aircraft. It's very annoying when you're in a mixed terminal and unable to get a bag through security that would easily fit in the aircraft's overhead bins.

What's wrong with a huge bag if the airline that you're flying is okay with it?
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Old 05-07-2002, 05:08 PM   #4
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C'mon people, it's only natural that Washington wants a hand in this! After all, they've decided to tell us how much water we can use with each flush of our toilets, and what the size of holes in swiss cheese should be. This is a natural progression!

Let's not forget the 10th amendment to the US Constitution:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

I doubt the framers had templates, or toilets in mind.
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Old 05-09-2002, 12:13 AM   #5
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Nothing I can add to duxfan's post, but I wanted to just say "yay, right on!"

After getting yelled at in BWI by an overzealous security checkpoint guard who claimed that my Bose headphones which were clipped to my laptop case counted as a third piece of luggage I'm more inclined to put carryon limitations into the hands of the airlines and not the airport. Let the airlines decide what's most effective. It's certainly not a safety issue.
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