Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Crew bags in the bulkhead overhead

<pet peeve>

This has happened to me on several recent flights. I am seated in the bulkhead of the airplane - sometimes in first class. I open the overhead bins and airline crew bags are taking up that precious space.

As frequent travelers know, bulkhead travelers must put *all* baggage in the overhead, which increases their overhead space requirements. Flight attendants putting their luggage into that limited overhead space is inexcusable, particularly since there is no need for them to gather their luggage until everyone else is off the plane. When they use this space, bulkhead passengers must place their bags several rows back, making the deplaning process much more difficult (swimming upstream to retrieve bags).

</pet peeve>

Kudos to the Airtran flight attendants on my most recent trip, who spaced their bags out over several different rows beyond the bulkhead.

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