Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Mar 2018
Total posts 19
Just walked onto a SYD-MEL flight where they were weighing every carry on bag with wheels on.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,113
Sounds like the same cabin manager that was on a Qantas Sydney-Perth flight recently - I received a number of emails about it from readers, and followed-up with Qantas, who said the decision to weigh bags at the gate for that flight wasn't one that came from head office, but from the crew on board. Qantas also shared that there was no plan in place to 'crack down' on cabin baggage, and from what you've shared, that still looks to be correct.
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 58
Sounds like an avenger. lol
Member since 25 Jun 2012
Total posts 99
I live in the US, and flew to Sydney with AA over the weekend, then connected to a QF flight to Melbourne. I am traveling with a carry on bag for the week, and of course when I arrived in Sydney and had to obtain a boarding pass because of a system glitch in LAX, the QF Narks weighed my bag and made me check it, unless I was able to get down to 7kg. Obviously couldnt perform miracles. Honestly think 90% of carry on bags weigh more than 7kg.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
'Bleeding of the Brain', how unfortunate!!! I can see one day soon the CSM having a key to physically lock all overhead bins before departure and unlocking them on arrival. Can't wait for the PA from the Cpt. requesting bins be secured for push back....
Member since 09 Feb 2015
Total posts 66
To be fair, there are far too many people taking advantage of this to save time at the other end collecting there bag. Some of these bags would be well in excess of 10kg which is definitely taking the piss and being disrespectful to other passengers.
Member since 10 Oct 2013
Total posts 80
it is ridiculous though what people want to 'carry' on (ie wheel as they cant carry) - whilst i appreciate some people try to use carry on to avoid hold luggage and therefore delays it is sometimes crazy what people try to take on and should be policed to some degree - just consistently!
I think it’s got to be the final grand standing of ‘old school’ Qantas cabin manager..*shudder*
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Done from time to time, particularly on fully booked flights where room may run out.
Member since 22 Jan 2013
Total posts 69
Did the bags travel on the flight underneath? Or put on another fight?
I agree that people shouldnt be taking on 100 bags, but what is the different to anyone whether the bag is 7kg, 10kg, or 15kg? My bag is a hard case bag, so ultimately the only person it affects is me.
Member since 16 Nov 2016
Total posts 3
Ah, no wonder I was asked to check-in my 11 KG (duty free liquor) carry on when transiting in SYD to MEL from HKG travelling in C. At the time I thought it was odd, but didn't put much thought to it as the check-in staff was friendly and smiling...
Member since 25 Nov 2016
Total posts 93
On Domestic flights you have to wonder why boarding staff would be weighing bags for a 2 hour flight.
Member since 25 Feb 2017
Total posts 7
One wonders what will happen when this CSM’s flights are constantly late pushing back and missing spots.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 144
This is always a difficult one. Sometimes it just beggars belief what people seem to carry on. I was on a flight recently where a young woman in front of me had a fully expanded roller case well above the size of any airlines carry on baggage policy as well as a huge rucksack and a sizeable bag of duty free and no one batted an eyelid. The roller case must have weighed 20kg. (I know because she was sat in the row in front of me and I had to help her lift it in the overhead bin). Yet in some cases you get ridiculous over policing. I would agree that 7kg is too little. The issue is size and the amount of space carry on takes. I’d be happy for that to be policed. Whether it’s a kg or two over the limit is less relevant (unless they start weighing passengers, but that’s a whole different debate :) Unfortunately people do take the proverbial and whilst this kind of over zealous policing is unfortunate you do know the rules when you buy the ticket.
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