[QUOTE=zoey9797;1027389]I just read a story that Spirit Air is going to charge for checked AND carry-on bags. They will allow one carry-on that fits under the seat but the upper ones will cost you! Apparently, they will lower the price of most of the tickets to absorb part of the cost. (So why make it a cost anyway then?)
All of the other airlines are reportedly paying attention to see if customers will pay the extra cost.
This is crazy! I am going to just carry my bag on my lap or something. I only pack carry-on so that I don’t have to pay a fee. I can’t get a weeks worth in a bag under the seat. [/QUOTE]
You just hit it right there. Yes some of it is a $ thing, as with all businesses. Apparently one of the greviences the flight attendants are having is the safety concerns of the overhead carryons as of recent. For some it’s gotten out of control. The once upon a time idea of allowing passengers to carry a few necessities on board has turned to many packing thier whole vacate in the compartment above to avoid the hassle of checking luggage and/or paying fees that now apply. During turbulance some pop open and out comes the heavy bags on your heads. Yes folks, this is a real complaint.
Years ago we were visiting the states for a month when DD15 was 11months. I had a bag with nothing but baby stuff, enough so that if we got stranded which was very likely on military hops, that she’d be taken care of. We figured we’d just deal. Her bag was turned away because it wouldn’t fit in the " wooden box" of appropriate deminisions. It was a lg Diaper Bag, but still a no-go unless I checked it or took several items out. Needless to say I hated throwing away perfectly good diapers:mad: