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March 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Reader poll: Should airlines get tough with carry-on size limits?

Workers install larger bins for carry-on luggage on an American Airlines  Boeing 737, in Tulsa, Okla. But carry-on space is still jammed on planes. (American Airlines / AP, 2012)

Workers install larger bins for carry-on luggage on an American Airlines Boeing 737, in Tulsa, Okla. But carry-on space is still jammed on planes. (American Airlines / AP, 2012)

Should they or shouldn’t they?

United Airlines, like some European airlines, is getting tough on passengers who haul super-sized  carry-on bags onto planes. United passengers whose carry-on exceeds the airline’s size limits may have to check the bag and pay the $25 checked luggage fee.

Sure, it means more money for the airlines, but maybe it will stop people lugging monstrous bags onto the plane. Which they sometimes drop onto other passengers when  getting them in and out of  overhead bins (that’s happened to me twice on recent flights).

What do you think?  Is United’s move good, bad, or ugly? Vote in our poll….

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