I know I have talked about this a lot (including during my pet peeves rant recently) but I’ve seen it happen so often lately that I want to give it its own post. Yes, we are all stressed about finding room for our suitcases. But by purposefully putting your bag far away from your seat, i.e. you’re in row 30 and you put it above row 8, you are creating problems for the whole plane.
A guy I work with was flying home last week. He was in Group 4, and he thought he had a pretty good chance of finding a place for his bag. Right before he was about to board, the dreaded announcement came: no more room in the overhead bins, and everyone yet to board has to check their bag. Bummer, but it happens, and at least he didn’t have to pay the fee. When he got on board, he saw that, indeed, the bins were full and closed…. for the first half of the plane. But once he got past the exit rows there was empty bin after empty bin. So frustrating!!
So please, friends, put your bag as close to your own seat as possible. If it turns out there’s no room, then you can worry about putting it somewhere else.
(Oh! And while I’m at it…..if your bag will fit in long-ways, don’t put it sideways. Thanks!)
Readers, what have your experiences been? Ever been told to check and then seen empty bins?