The Economics of Carry-Ons
For years, I've packed lightly enough to avoid checking bags. Now, everyone tries to carry on all of their bags to avoid baggage fees. This makes sense. However, now overhead bins are always full. The airline's response is now to have agents standing at the end of the gangway grabbing travelers' bags to check them. It's ok in the sense that I don't have to pay to check a bag. It's
retarded self-defeating in the sense that I then have to wait at baggage claim for my bag and from the airlines' perspective because they now have to pay for extra staffers at the end of the gangway/door of the aircraft to steal away bags.
Solution? I'd pay an extra $15 per flight to reserve space in the overhead bin so I didn't have to wait for a bag when I land. Would you?