Trust me, I get it. You don’t want to pay baggage fees or wait for your luggage. However, people who are bringing multiple bags onboard that are the size of a not-so-small child need a reality check. That’s not a carry-on!

And the airlines need to start charging for carry-on bags, for two reasons: this will speed up times in TSA lines and create revenue for the airlines.

Some questions to ask yourself when selecting carry-on luggage:Not a carry-on

  • Can you lift it when packed? (For that matter, can you lift it unpacked?)
  • If it falls over, will it hurt someone?
  • Can you put it in the overhead by yourself?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of the above questions, it’s not a carry on. Keep in mind when you check your luggage, reward airlines such as JetBlue and Southwest, offer checked bags for free. So give them your business whenever possible!

Bottom line – While respect for the public is at a low, be different. Think about those around you and reconsider your carry-on bag.