Checked Baggage Anyone?

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When was the last time that you have travelled on an airplane?  Have you noticed the way passengers try to “stuff'” their over sized carry on luggage into the overhead bins?

When the brilliant airline executives decided to charge extra for the services rendered that were once all inclusive with the price of the airline tickets, air travel changed forever and not necessarily for the best!  The most obvious change is the way that passengers try to avoid checked bag fees by trying to “stuff” their over sized bags into the overhead bins!  These days the passengers throw caution to the wind in regards to the rules on carry on baggage!

They have figured out just how to bypass the charge on checked baggage.  The passengers have figured out that if they can’t get their mammoth bag stuffed into the overhead bins, then the airline will gate check their bags for FREE!!

BINGO! I think we have a winner!

It is absolutely hilarious to watch these people drag their gargantuan bags onto the airplane, knowing full well that it won’t fit into the overhead bins.  When it obviously won’t fit into the overhead bin, the flight attendants will take the bag, put it on the jetway, and then the ramp personnel take the bag and put it into the cargo compartment.  Now they have bypassed and saved the checked baggage fee that is normally charged at the ticket counter!

This has created a bottleneck in the passenger loading process.  The aisles are clogged with people trying desperately to get those monstrosities into the overhead bins.  This is causing delays in the boarding process, making flights late in leaving the gate for their destination.  These same people complain about the airlines’ tardiness, all the while being part of the problem with all their insistence on “stuffing” their stuff into a space that it will not fit into!

We have all seen these inconsiderate travellers climbing on the back of the seats or on the seat itself trying hopelessly to cram all their belongings into the overhead bins like a person on amphetamines!!  These same people are equally entertaining when they try to retrieve their belongings out of that same overhead bin!  All in all, it kind of looks like a Keystone Cops movie from the 20’s and 30’s!!

Are you with me on this?

2 thoughts on “Checked Baggage Anyone?”

  1. Passriding is bad enough, watching this movie in progress ~~~ thank God I’m not still flying, otherwise, I’m sure I would get fired from cussing these passengers out or telling them where they can stick their over-sized bags !!!!!

  2. Passriding is bad enough, watching this movie in progress ~~~ thank God I’m not still flying, otherwise, I’m sure I would get fired from cussing these passengers out or telling them where they can stick their over-sized bags !!!!!

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