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Government Bill to Regulate Carry-on Size

In case you haven't yet gotten fed up with all the rules and regulations that the airlines and the TSA are throwing at travelers, this next bit might push you over the edge. The federal government is trying to pass a bill (H.R. 2870) that would standardize the maximum size of carry-ons allowed. The proposed dimensions would be limited to no more than 22 inches by 18 inches by 10 inches for a total of 50 inches. Mind you that this is 5 linear inches longer than what the large airlines have already standardized themselves to.

This post isn't as much about the new proposed regulation, but it is really me voicing my displeasure at the fact that the government is spending time and taxpayer dollars to regulate something that doesn't really need regulating. I mean the rules are simple enough, if the item doesn't fit under the seat or in the overhead bin, it needs to be checked...no need for House Resolution 2870.