On my last couple of flights, I was able to keep everything packed in one carry-on bag. No checking! I like that. But here’s the problem: now that most airlines are charging for checked bags, everyone is bringing carry-on bags!
And the trouble is that if you are one of the people boarding after many have gotten on the plane, you may have to check your carry-on anyway. I don’t think they’ll charge, but it just stinks. Thankfully I haven’t had to give up a carry-on to be checked. One reason I don’t like that is because I often have things in there I want with me: books, computer, snacks, etc.
Well here’s a couple tips for you if you are flying and trying to get it all in your carry-on:
- Katherine Lee, aka the “Delta-safety-video girl” or “Deltalina” gives some tips on how to pack a small carry-on.
- Book a good seat.
- Put your bag wheels-first in the overhead. Not sideways. I had to turn a couple other people’s bags so mine would fit.
- Plan to put something small under your seat. On a full flight, the overhead is for the big carry-ons.
- Put your coat somewhere else.