Airline travelers told their carry-on bag is too big even though they've carried it on before

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    Airline travelers told their carry-on bag is too big even though they've carried it on before

    On a recent trip, her carry-on was loaded with jewelry expecting it to stay in her possession the whole trip. However, she went through security empty handed. "My bag was way too big for a carry-on bag which is funny because I carried it on probably 100 times," explained Carson. Airlines are cracking down on oversized baggage, enforcing the fine print of their carry-on policies that restricts the width, height, and length of your bag. "She told me it was too big and they have those crates out front but no-one's bag fits in there. They are so much smaller ...


    Carson was fed up with TSA because she was turned away at security. We found it was not a TSA agent who was the baggage police. Independent contractors hired by the airline or airport are turning you away. ... Airfarewatchdog believes the crackdown is a result of fuller flights, and expects the enforcement will last through the summer travel season.


    Carson didn't have an extra bag so she checked her carry-on along with all her valuables. When she opened it in New York, there were two bags of jewelry missing. Carson filed a claim with the airline, but she wants to get the word out so you are prepared the next time you travel. To deal with this new level of scrutiny, measure your bag before you leave home. Only take valuables that you can fit in your purse or personal item.


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