More carry-on luggage costing taxpayers millions each year

Choosing to carry your luggage onto a plane instead of checking it with an airline might save you a few bucks at the ticket counter but it's costing taxpayers about a quarter-billion dollars a year. Full Story
flyby

Chicago, IL

#1 Mar 4, 2011
They should stop charging for checked luggage and charge for carry-on.
klvb

Greenway, VA

#2 Mar 4, 2011
Carry-ons are a hassle. They should ban them basically. People should be allowed one SMALL carry-on per person. I fly a great deal and have become increasingly annoyed by the people who can't lift their “carry-on” luggage because they don’t want to pay the $ 25.00. They can't lift their item into the overhead bins and wait for someone to help them. Things get stored all over rarely near where they sit. It slows down boarding and deplaning. ARGH!!!
pinecone

Douglas, GA

#3 Mar 4, 2011
It's not the luggage that is costing us...it is TSA and the stupid rules they have come up with! Just how many terrorists have they stopped?
George

Washington, DC

#4 Mar 4, 2011
pinecone wrote:
It's not the luggage that is costing us...it is TSA and the stupid rules they have come up with! Just how many terrorists have they stopped?
And how is this TSA'a fault Abdul?
Boooooooooom

York, PA

#5 Mar 4, 2011
pinecone wrote:
It's not the luggage that is costing us...it is TSA and the stupid rules they have come up with! Just how many terrorists have they stopped?
NO WAY to tell how many terrorists they have stopped or SOMEWHAT deterred! So you wish to take THAT chance; not me. TSA can "feel me up" all they wish. I know I am a dirty old man, but that is not what I mean. Condemning TSA; what a most stupid statement that is. Sincerely, when anyone complains about TSA, I hope they are on the NEXT LOCKERBIE disaster!
Murray Ford

United States

#6 Mar 4, 2011
I agree that people bringing over sized carry-ons is selfish and rude. I wish the airlines would enforce the rules -- but until they do things won't change.
Whats class

York, PA

#7 Mar 4, 2011
Murray Ford wrote:
I agree that people bringing over sized carry-ons is selfish and rude. I wish the airlines would enforce the rules -- but until they do things won't change.
Most could case less about being rude (airlines or in society); 'me first' attitude is the only think that counts to them. Will only continue to get worse, trust me!
George

Washington, DC

#8 Mar 4, 2011
I hate it when people try to take on oversized carryons and just plain baggage knowing full well that it would not be allowed as carryon. By this time I have already paid for my own and these idiots get the luggage stowed at no cost!
Psycho Bob Hoffman

Shrewsbury, PA

#9 Mar 4, 2011
I'm gonna empty the contents of my barf bag on the next yoyo that bangs into me when dragging his stupid over-sized carry-on down from the overhead.
Atlas Stanley

York, PA

#10 Mar 4, 2011
Psycho Bob Hoffman wrote:
I'm gonna empty the contents of my barf bag on the next yoyo that bangs into me when dragging his stupid over-sized carry-on down from the overhead.
Who are YOU trying to kid??? Duh, that's dumb! Just tell them to store their over-sized carry-ons in the FREE space provided in the bottom of the GREYHOUND bus, and "leave the driving to us"! Let's face it, if it weren't for YOU and YOUR BROTHERS welfare checks, you couldn't even travel!
Psych Bob Hoffman

Shrewsbury, PA

#11 Mar 4, 2011
Atlas Stanley wrote:
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Who are YOU trying to kid??? Duh, that's dumb! Just tell them to store their over-sized carry-ons in the FREE space provided in the bottom of the GREYHOUND bus, and "leave the driving to us"! Let's face it, if it weren't for YOU and YOUR BROTHERS welfare checks, you couldn't even travel!
You're just lucky that Topix deleted an earlier post on that 'Folk Artist music teacher' thread. Said the picture of the guy tooting several horns at one time looked just like Clifford in action at XS last nite. Can't believe they deleted that work of art.
Stanley

Shrewsbury, PA

#12 Mar 4, 2011
Psych Bob Hoffman wrote:
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You're just lucky that Topix deleted an earlier post on that 'Folk Artist music teacher' thread. Said the picture of the guy tooting several horns at one time looked just like Clifford in action at XS last nite. Can't believe they deleted that work of art.
...and it magically reappeared!
Stanley

Shrewsbury, PA

#13 Mar 4, 2011
...and I ain't the coach!

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