Old Apr 11, 12, 8:07 am
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There have been many recent stories about doing this recently as a way to avoid paying baggage fees. Airline spokespeople are usually quoted as saying we are looking at ways to insure a fair and equitable system for all passengers. To me that means they are trying to figure a way to close this hole.

Anything you carry in the bag has to clear security, so no liquids over the limit, etc in the bag, and it has to be a carry on size.

I don't really trust the tags they put on bags for gate checking, they fall off, they are not bar coded, etc (on many airlines) so should your bag go astray, it's going to be a manual process every step of the way to get it to the right flight and back to you.

Some airlines have installed bag tag printers at some of their jetways to get around the tag issue.
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