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Old 01-07-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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And that's the fault of the gate agent for not enforcing the use of the sizer bins. My (never overstuffed) bag easily slides "wheels in" without forcing it in every configuration of plane, even some regional jets. Why would I take the time or pay to check a bag when I can carry it on--and be well within the airline and TSA rules?
TSA doesn't set rules for carry on. There are some airports that have private screening firms that have contracted other services, and they can have a say in what they think is acceptable, but TSA employees have no right to interfere or direct your luggage choices. Tell them to pound sand if they try to interfere and escalate it to their management. This issue is down to the air carrier. Note I am not advocating breaking the carriers rules, just pointing out who can and can't enforce them.

- Tim
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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TSA doesn't set rules for carry on. There are some airports that have private screening firms that have contracted other services, and they can have a say in what they think is acceptable, but TSA employees have no right to interfere or direct your luggage choices. Tell them to pound sand if they try to interfere and escalate it to their management. This issue is down to the air carrier. Note I am not advocating breaking the carriers rules, just pointing out who can and can't enforce them.

- Tim
To clarify, the TSA don't set the size rules--I never said they did.

They do set the rules for the various types of items you can carry on, which is what I was referring to.
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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I am in Hawaii for 4 months with a carryon. Easier done in Hawaii than say Alaska for packing.

Although I did check in the carryon because Hawaiian Air now does weigh the bag. No carryon over 25 lbs. 26 lbs nope can't get away with it. I could have managed but with computer/camera bag also that would have limited cloths.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
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The other side of this is that those of us who do routinely check-in bags still get punished in a way. i always chekc my bags (business travel so no cost to me, plus I hate dragging it around), but do carry on a backpack with my laptop and a few importants in it. However, being 6'2", I like to put my backpack in the bin so I can have my legroom under the seat in front of me, but I am routinely asked to remove my backpack from the bin and palce it under the seat so that others may place large carry-ons there. So because I used the paid check in service I am forced to limit my footspace for those that didn't. Seem fair?
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