United cracks down on carry-on bags

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CHICAGO, Il. — United Airlines is getting tough on its carry-on bag policy.

The Chicago-based airline’s policies haven’t changed, but the company is enforcing its existing rules much more strictly.

The crackdown began March 1st. Any passenger whose bag exceeds the carry-on size limits of 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches, will be sent back to the ticket counter to pay a $25 fee.

Workers at security checkpoint entrances are now instructed to eyeball passengers for bags that are too big.

A 2008 rule that charged passengers $25 to check a suitcase, ended up encouraging many passengers to bring their bags into overstuffed airplane cabins.

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  • The World is Ending

    Good, I get sick and tired of people trying to carry on large bags and then spending a ton of time trying to force them into the bin. I was on a flight one time where a guy almost broke the bin forcing his bag in, if the idiot would have broke it we would have had to de-plaine for it to be fixed causing a several hour delay, so if you are one of those that think you have to take everything you owne, don't try and carry it on the plane. I have been fortunate enough to sit close to the front of the plaine a few times, and I was able to go get my checked bag and be leaving the airport watching people that "had to carry their bag on" still getting off the plaine.