Cabin baggage

By Col Short | Feb 11, 2018, 11:08 AM
Has anyone noticed more and more passengers are placing their carry on in the overhead bins in the front of the economy area and then going to their assigned seat further down the plane.
I travel between Brisbane , Sydney , Melbourne every week and its becoming business as usual for more and more passengers.
The problem is the person who is rightly entitled to place their bag in the locker over the seat assigned to them, can't fit the bag in and has to find a place down the back of the plane.
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By ryanpst | Feb 11, 2018, 12:02 PM
Yes I’ve noticed it. Can’t explain it though - it’s better than having them put it behind them which I’ve seen a lot lately as well!
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By mviy | Feb 11, 2018, 03:14 PM
You can place your bags anywhere in the cabin you’ve booked though you should try where possible to put your bags near your seat. Obviously if you can’t put your bags where you are seated or in front then you lose the benefit of being able to get off the plane quickly.

The overhead lockers don’t belong to any particular passenger in the cabin, but it is polite to try to stick to the ones near your seat. The problem is that lots of passengers these days seek to max out their allowed cabin luggage meaning that it’s harder to find space for your bags.
Last edited by mviy at Feb 11, 2018, 03.21 PM.
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By sid | Feb 11, 2018, 06:41 PM
Very common in the USA, unfortunately becoming more common here. You need some sharp FA's to police it.
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By sdtravel | Feb 11, 2018, 08:04 PM
Yeh seen it heaps in the US. That why you want to get an early boarding group. If you are last your bags may have to go in the hold.

Ive seen it on QF a bunch of times. A pax recently tried to put it in the business overheads and walk down the back. But the FA told them not to.
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By daniesut | Feb 11, 2018, 10:10 PM
its getting worse and worse on the very busy 6-7am flights in and out of MEL, SYD, etc - to the point when if you in the first few row's of economy, you find they are all chocker by the time you get on and everyone is further down the back

Not to mention more people trying to squeeze more and more as carry on....

Agree, its a thing from the US, but people should respectful to at least try and use the bins nearest where they are sitting
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By GBRGB | Feb 11, 2018, 10:15 PM
I think it’s rude, but that is flying these days, no one cares about anyone else, but I have become very good at getting my small bag squeezed in regardless, ram in it there and close the lid, ( sorry about your krispy Kreme donuts). The bins over exit rows should be only for use of pax in exit rows, they have no choice but to put their bags overhead so it should be reserved for them.
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By traveller90 | Feb 14, 2018, 05:59 PM

Totally agree and have experienced the same. It is simply a combination of the above comments, with some passengers feeling they are entitled to bring on bigger and more hand luggage than allowable (presumably through non diligence of airline staff at boarding gates) than the other mere mortals they tolerate on their flight. God forbid they are required to place items in the hold!

It is as simple as "drop as you go" and collect on the way out, with nil concern if they are taking up space of others while also saving them the inconvenience of having to carry their items further than they are required to, given some of those guilty of this practice may in fact sit down the back..

Passenger selfishness and greed - also has been aligned to a heightened believe self importance, as some (not all) frequent flyers believe that as they may fly more than the humble others on their flight (which is not always the case) gives them a feeling of heighten and entitled importance. It is all about self perception.

Until the airlines put plans in place the practice will continue. I am however surprised with the amount of security now on air travel, passengers are allowed to leave their belongings in row 3 and sit in row 24. Makes you wonder!!!

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By Thai Traveler | Feb 14, 2018, 09:08 PM
It might seem rude and I fly up the front all the time,but I ask others around me if the over head is full if it is theres,if not I put it on the floor and put mine in the over head
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By crosscourt | Feb 16, 2018, 03:05 PM
It might seem rude and I fly up the front all the time,but I ask others around me if the over head is full if it is theres,if not I put it on the floor and put mine in the over head

Brilliant. Love it and totally endorse that. I just don't get why people won't keep cabin bags close to their seat. Americans and South Africans are notorious with this.
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By JOE AND CAROL | Feb 16, 2018, 03:13 PM
I am so fed up with people who bring on board a huge amount of so called hand luggage. Airlines need to much better at stopping this. I take only what is allowed or usually a bit less and unless I have a tight connection I check my luggage.
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By aggie57 | Feb 16, 2018, 03:42 PM
I am so fed up with people who bring on board a huge amount of so called hand luggage. Airlines need to much better at stopping this. I take only what is allowed or usually a bit less and unless I have a tight connection I check my luggage.

Actually it’s not hand luggage. It’s carry on. Not defending anyone, just getting the terminology right. In the US plenty of people board late hoping that their bags are valet checked, saving them the cost of paying for a checked bag.
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By Nick Sydney 2 | Feb 16, 2018, 04:05 PM
We are not quite as bad as the US but getting there with carry on bags that clearly will be more than 7kgs. That is an irrational bug bear with me.
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By edathome | Feb 16, 2018, 04:31 PM
I always fly with carry on and this happened to me once so I pushed the bag out of the way, owner got most irate . Its crazy really even if they had zones would help . What would happen if you were in row 4 and you had to put your bag further down the plane . Could you then just stand and block the isle after landing until your bag was passed along ? . Its crazy you have to sit in your alotted seat so the imediate lockers in your vicinity should be for you and the people around you . No brainer .
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By Greg Willyflyer | Feb 17, 2018, 07:30 PM
I have noticed on VA domestic flights that they have signs in the overhead bins virtually saying this space is for the extra leg room seats only. Not only do people put hand luggage close to the front...it seems to me the hand luggage being allowed on flights is getting bigger and bulkier every time I fly!!!
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By mspcooper | Feb 18, 2018, 09:04 AM
I’m not a big fan of crew bags left on the first two rows of economy and sometimes even in business.
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