ITYT Travel Forums  

Go Back   ITYT Travel Forums > General Travel Topics > General Travel > News
Click Here to Login

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-2002, 08:24 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: BOS
Posts: 57
Gov't asking airlines to drop sizing templates for carry ons

Government asking airlines to drop sizing templates for carry-ons

businesstraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2002, 12:09 AM   #2
Posts: n/a
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.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2002, 12:28 AM   #3
Senior Member
ITYT Captain
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: IAH/HOU
Posts: 2,354
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?
dbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2002, 04:08 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Location: CAK/CLE
Posts: 6
Send a message via ICQ to duxfan Send a message via Yahoo to duxfan
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.
duxfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2002, 11:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
ITYT Navigator
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 610
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.
Nugget is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 AM.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0