Checking Your Carry-ons
My wife and I have travel to Stafford Virginia to visit our sons. If we are going to stay for any length of time, we usually make the trip by car. At Thanksgiving if we are going to make the trip we usually do it by air plane. It’s a nine hour drive to go by car verses a little more than an hour if you make the trip by plane. If it’s been a while since you have flown, things have changed. My wife and I would pack almost any thing that we thought we would need. That is not true since most air lines charge for every bag that you check. Now we each pack a carry-on with just the essentials. I don’t know why we call them carry-ons. The air lines do not let you carry them on to the plane. Before boarding you receive a tag to put on your carry on and they are taken by the air line employees to be placed in the luggage compartment. After your flight you will exit the plane and wait for the air lines to give the carry-on back to you. It still beats the trip to the baggage claim. The air lines obviously realize that they do not have enough space inside the planes to accommodate the number of carry-ons. The next time your going to fly don’t be surprised if you have to check carry on.