Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 May 2011
Total posts 36
Standardised cabin bag sizes - 40 years over due!!!
Now we just need standardised weights!
But do reckon the sizes are right?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 19 Mar 2014
Total posts 358
I like it the size. Happy with the rule of thumb 7kg that most airlines apply. Although a strictly defined size may inhibit ones ability to carry a garment bag which is long and flat.
You would hope that common sense would prevail if someone did bring a garment bag.Although, common sense isn't all that common any more.
Air New Zealand - NZ*E
Member since 17 May 2015
Total posts 41
This is something that at face value is a no brainier and very sensible - the reality however is there seems to be so many exceptions and a blind eye to carry on rules by some carriers. I know from my own experiance - my carry on descetion is a lot more flexible on the carriers I either have status (travelling in any class) or travelling J class and above without status. Budget carriers on the other hand tend to have a zero tollerance policy here - which as you would expect is a direct correlation to the base fare calculations and the desire to generate revenue from various "add on's". I will watch with interest as this very contentious area comes under more focus - by airlines and travellers alike.
Member since 09 Sep 2013
Total posts 94
This mornings US Frequent Traveller has stated that IATA has walked back somewhat on their proposal, saying the proposed limits were an 'optimum' only and should not be enforced immediately, or at all if airlines so chose. However the article also stated that a number of airlines had already said they would implement the new guidelines. Watch this space I guess
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