- Ridiculously slow security lines
- Overcrowded bins
- Slower boarding and debarking times
The result for airlines, however, has been a whopping $3.4 billion in 2010 according to CBS News.
For now, most airlines are not charging passengers for carry-on items, but that may soon change if airlines begin following Ryanair, which does.
Some travelers have begun avoiding baggage fees by wearing their luggage:
- An innovative product called the SCOTTEVEST has between 20 and 30 pockets and compartments into which passengers can stuff their stuff. This company also sells travel pants with numerous pockets for more stuff.
- Another travel solution is completely wearable luggage called Jaktogo, which is touted as “a practical all-in-one travel solution for people on the go.” The jacket or bag comes with 14 different sized pockets.
- For parents trying to carry a baby and the diaper bag, the new Sidekick Bliss is a baby bag and child carrier in one. They advertise the ability to “create a comfortable, reliable nest for a baby of up to 35 pounds.”