How To Avoid Checking Your Carry-on At The Gate Before Flight
Many people travel with a "carry-on" case to avoid checking baggage. Before, it was to avoid fees and now because who the hell knows where your luggage will end up.
On my last trip, we checked some bags and had a hard shell carry-on that I brought with me to the gate. Before our flight (WS) it was announced that everyone had to check their carry-on?? I did and never saw any of my luggage for 3 days.
A friend recently travelled to Vegas (WS) for a week with just a carry-on and no checked luggage. They forced her at the gate, before boarding, that she had to check her carry-on. And just like me she never saw her luggage for two days.
So, why all of a sudden, are they not allowing carry-ons?
This was always a choice when they announced at the gate for volunteers to check their carry-ons.
Is there anything we can do as passengers beyond insisting to the gate attendant that you want to keep your bag with you.
Any advice or solutions to this.?