Carry on bags.

Sitting at the airport today has brought this rant to mind... Where to begin? I don't understand carry on bags & I can't think of why anyone would deal with the hassle of them..? Maybe so they don't have to wait at baggage claim on the other end?

In my opinion: with carry on bags comes trouble. Carrying it through the airport weaving in and out of randos that are always looking up... And not because they are glass half full, it's usually because they're unsure of where they're going.

Then.. If youre "lucky" you get to put it in the over head bin... I don't do over head bins, and no one should lift bags over their head in a crammed public place: ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN. If you aren't one of the lucky ones.. You gate check it. So now you're separated from your bag AND you get to stand in line after the flight anyway.

Did I mention yet that these convenient carry ons are limited in what they are allowed to contain? Yea, pretty much no toiletries.. Unless they are miniature, which I don't know about you, but i don't just keep on hand ((extra trip out to the store to buy things you ALREADY have)). And ONLY enough outfits for the number of days you're gone... What happens if you're not feeling what you brought? Options are a MUST for this girl. is anyone on board with me?

All of this so you don't have to wait at baggage claim for 20 minutes? No thanks, I'd rather bring my closet & bathroom, and keep my airport time simple :)

None the less, it's been a great day :) excited to get to CO! The only thing that could make it better? If husband were coming & carry on bags were banned :)


1 comment

Allie Snyder | AmaryllisTruthStudio said...

hi, i'm a relatively new follower and really love your blog!

my take on the carry-on situation...

as a poor recent college grad I always carry on my bag if possible a) i've had my bag lost one too many times and b) I would rather not have to pay the $25 checked baggage fee if I can avoid it...

but I do agree, I think it's much less of a hassle to just check your bag, if you can afford too. and I probably am that annoyng passanger trying to jam in her way too big, packed to the max little carry-on in the overhead ;)

enjoy your trip, love!