Originally Posted by Chuckanut
If people want to carry on their luggage so be it. But, I resent being asked to take my very small carry on bag out of the luggage bin so some person can put a much larger piece of luggage into it. Why should I give up my leg room (limited as it already is) for somebody who wants to carry on her luggage?
Cross my heart I don't resent this, and I think you should be able to use the overheads for one piece of luggage just like everyone else. Me, I'd probably pretend I didn't hear the flight attendant if they tried to determine ownership with an eye toward removing it. Or pretend I was asleep.
What I do resent are passengers placing two items in the overheads before later boarders have even had a chance to place one up there.
I do have to say though, that most of our travel these days is international, where included services still exist. Two pieces of checked luggage, meals, be as they may, and all the light alcohol you might wish from the moment the plane reaches cruising altitude, all still at no extra charge. It's very nice, even in economy class. Flying domestic is rather jarring by comparison.