Yes, it is all about the money. A recent article suggested airplanes loss money when it takes too long to board planes, now they will send customer back through security to check-in carry-ons, yeah that will save time which by the airlines account would not save money because it is holding up the flight. Get some handheld to charge customers at the gate.
Yes, it is all about the money. The reason to change it is because customers are bypassing the fees by the airplane allowing oversized carry-ons which they state in the article because they are losing revenue by NOT charging at the gate.
Yes, it is all about the money. Now we will have less customer service and more airline personal and SECURITY looking out for suitcase size rather than looking after our security, WOW.
Yes, it is all about the money. If they want to charge us and want us to check our bags then they should take FULL responsibility for damage, lost, and stolen items from our suitcases when they take the suitcase. Charge us but use the extra money on camera and security to reduce lost, stolen and damaged bags.
Yes, it is all about the money. The airlines recommends to never put valuables in checked suitcases then we cannot take them on carry on with limits what do we do?
Solution to the carry-on and speed-up boarding problems:
Make and assign overhead bins for each individual seat and clearly label them. Use dividers in the overhead compartments NOT open space. At check-in have a bin size with cover to close it, if the carry-on does not fit then it needs to be checked in. At the gate have the same fit test bin with cover, if it does not then it needs to be checked at the gate with a smartphone payment device the same device they use to charge us on the plane for drinks, food, and merchandise. If the bins are NOT sized for limits then this causes all the chaos because when we do not have limits then we will always take up as much space as possible. For example, what if we did not have individual seats but bench type seating without any armrest or foot dividers it would be chaos but we do not so the same should be applied to the overhead bins.
If each seat was assigned a space over the seat then this would automatically speed up the boarding process and I would not care if I was in boarding group 1 or 5 because I know I have my seat and overhead bin space assignment for my ticket I purchased. One of the simplest solutions is clearly marking the seats numbers because travelers cannot find their seats and this would help with international travelers with a language barrier and that’s one of the reasons Southwest has a faster boarding process because travelers do not have to find their seats they just sit at an open seat.
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