Airlines Start Cracking Down on Luggage Sizes
(CBS San Francisco) – A huge airline at one of the nation’s biggest airports is hopping on board with more baggage restrictions when flying.
KPIX, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco, says United Airlines is cracking down on over-sized carry-ons. Airport officials at San Francisco International Airport are strictly enforcing the rules with newly installed bag-sizing boxes, to make sure flyers are complying.
All across the nation, workers at checkpoints will be asked to increase vigilance on bag size, and frequent fliers are even getting emails from the airline about the rules.
Passengers are typically allowed one carry-on bag to fit in the overhead bin, which can be no larger than 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches. Fliers can also bring one personal item such as a purse or laptop bag that fits under the seat in front of them.
People traveling with over-sized bags can have the suitcase checked for free at the gate, a longstanding practice. But those who get halted at the entrance to security must now go back to the ticket counter and pay the airline’s $25 checked-luggage fee.
To read the entire article on the carry-on crackdown from KPIX, click here.