In recent years we’ve all witnessed people trying to stuff oversized rollerbags and duffel bags into airplane overhead bins. Although there is a specific size airlines require, enforcement of it may have gotten more lax.
However, recently United Airlines has started enforcing this rule more closely. Instead of gate-checking that bag for free, airline representatives have been sending travelers back to the ticket counter, where they have to pay the $25 fee and go back through security.
“The stepped-up enforcement is to address the customers who complained about having bags within the size limit and weren’t able to take them on the plane,” United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson told the Associated Press. “That is solely what this is about.”
For more on this, check out the full story from the Associated Press.
So be aware of the size of your carry-on. And if you’ve been stuck behind too many people trying to fit an oversized bag on the plane, well, perhaps you’ll get some relief.