Carry On Luggage. The Next Airline Revenue Source.
Here they come again.Be prepared for the upcoming assault on your carry on luggage that the airlines are now planning (and a few have already initiated).If they can think of a reason to charge you for something, chances are they are going to and since nobody seems to be boycotting those carriers that have started to charge for checked baggage, it would follow that airline execs would be derelict in duty should they fail to take the logical next step of limiting the size and weight of carry on bags.
And since airlines feel they can pretty much do whatever they want to their customers, they have no compunctions about rejecting, as too large, a carry on bag that you may have been able to get all the way to the gate with.When that happens you might actually have to return to the check in counter to check the bag (obviously, on the next flight since the chance of making it back to the gate in time for your scheduled flight is slim to none), paying the $30 check bag fee along with a possible re-booking fee.Gotta love ‘em.
And to make matters worse, there is no industry standard number/size/weight maximum for carry on bags.So you might find that the bag you brought on the first leg of your trip on Jet Blue without a problem will get you bounced back to the ticket counter on the next leg on a United flight.
Rules, specs and fees are constantly changing.I found the following summary on the internet which is offered up here as a general guideline for carry on luggage.Don’t even think of using it to show to a ticket agent or gate agent as evidence against their refusal to let you board because nowadays a traveler has all the rights (and likelihood of winning an argument with an airline employee) of someone trying to sell Bibles to the Taliban.