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Airlines could shrink carry on bags

 

Rick Steves devotees beware: You’re life is about to get a lot harder.

For those familiar with Steves, he’s the PBS travel guru who has spent 1/3 of his adult life traveling through Europe and writing some awesome guide books in the process.

And one of his tenets is never check a bag. Ever. He shows his loyal readers how to pack a months worth of clothes in a carry on bag (with some laundry done along the way).

This wasn’t easy before, and now thanks to the meddlesome International Air Transport Association guidelines that would shrink the size of carry on allowance by as much as 20 percent per bag.

If you’re a business traveler who doesn’t like to check? You’re life’s about to get harder.

If you’re a family of four on the way to Orlando for a quick trip to Disney World and you don’t want to check bags, your life is about to get un-necessarily harder.

There’s no reason for the change listed in the WaPo piece other than having bags that can be labeled “Cabin OK” by manufactuers, which is probably what this is all about in the first place.

 

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