Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Jul 2013
Total posts 69
I see lots of comments around the frustration surrounding carryon luggage and overhead bin etiquette. I myself board early and locate my single item in the bin above my seat. I know especially in the US that the checked bag fee exacerbates the issue, but was wondering what the airlines do with all the empty space in the hold below with reduced checked baggage? Freight? Or is there still a reasonable amount of checked baggage also (for those who aren’t light travelling “road warriors”)?
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 122
All airlines will look at carrying some freight to help with route profitability. But a lot of LCCs are quite happy to proceed with no bags (or close to it) below deck to save on fuel.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 510
The US has the odd policy of paid check in at the counter and free check in at the gate (go figure). I think southwest is the only one that doesn’t do this. In terms of etiquette a fellow (male) passenger criticised me for helping a lady with getting her carry-on down. I just responded ‘it is called being courteous’, Met by a ‘harrumph’!!! It also saves time for everybody, but all for themselves seems to be the attitude.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 258
While counterintuitive to current practice, what if pricing was reset to promote use of the hold instead of carry on?
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