Another Carry-on Luggage Crackdown Coming?

May 27, 2015 - Comment

Another Carry-on Luggage Crackdown Coming? May 21, 2015   U.S. airlines don’t always follow the lead of their foreign counterparts, but if they decide to adopt a newly announced policy from Air Canada, it could spell trouble for passengers who rely on overstuffed carry-ons to avoid checked baggage fees. The Canadian carrier said on its

Another Carry-on Luggage Crackdown Coming?

May 21, 2015

busted carry on

Busted by United’s baggage police at SFO (Chris McGinnis)

 

U.S. airlines don’t always follow the lead of their foreign counterparts, but if they decide to adopt a newly announced policy from Air Canada, it could spell trouble for passengers who rely on overstuffed carry-ons to avoid checked baggage fees.

The Canadian carrier said on its websitethis week that it plans to start using what amounts to carry-on bag police, putting employees at airport check-in areas and security checkpoints to eyeball passengers’ bags and make sure they don’t exceed the proper size dimensions.

Carry-ons on Air Canada will need an “approved” tag to make it on board. (Image: Air Canada)

Airlines put the squeeze on carry-on luggage.

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