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Must have your own bag under your own seat?

Old Mar 31, 2024, 2:03 pm
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Must have your own bag under your own seat?

Empty middle seat from Cork into Heathrow this afternoon and stored my little rucksack happily under there out of everyone's way and blocking nobody, but was ordered to shift it under my own feet for landing by the older cabin crew (not the lead) down the back. Genuine question, never been an issue in all my years of flying, is this an Aer Lingus specific rule? Or Irish regulations? Never had it before with Aer Lingus or Ryanair. She was adamant and made the bloke two rows behind me shift his. Anyone know?
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Old Mar 31, 2024, 2:10 pm
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Empty middle seat from Cork into Heathrow this afternoon and stored my little rucksack happily under there out of everyone's way and blocking nobody, but was ordered to shift it under my own feet for landing by the older cabin crew (not the lead) down the back. Genuine question, never been an issue in all my years of flying, is this an Aer Lingus specific rule? Or Irish regulations? Never had it before with Aer Lingus or Ryanair. She was adamant and made the bloke two rows behind me shift his. Anyone know?
Just thinking that it could be so that you stop the bag from getting thrown about in cases of serious turbulence by being directly in front of it blocking it from escaping. I usually put everything in the overhead cabin, and if I have a small bag down with me I do tend to have that in front of me underneath the seat in front. I don't see the problem with adhering to the instruction?
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Old Mar 31, 2024, 2:27 pm
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Aer Lingus SOP is unoccupied seats must be completely free of any items including the under seat area
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by ROKNA
Aer Lingus SOP is unoccupied seats must be completely free of any items including the under seat area
If there's a free middle seat I always put my backpack under it. I've never been asked to move it or seen anyone else being asked, either on Aer Lingus or other airlines.
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by VG31
If there's a free middle seat I always put my backpack under it. I've never been asked to move it or seen anyone else being asked, either on Aer Lingus or other airlines.
Im the same on my flights where Im not in Aerspace . A lot of the time Im lucky to get middle row free and always place my bag under the middle seat. I have never been asked to remove it in over 25 years .
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 9:49 am
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Possibly a silly question. But why not put it in the overhead locker??? Thatís what I always do. Donít want my bag at my feet. Or even beside my feet 😂
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by alserire
Possibly a silly question. But why not put it in the overhead locker??? Thatís what I always do. Donít want my bag at my feet. Or even beside my feet 😂
During the flight I like to get things out of my bag and not have to get up and disturb the person in the aisle seat . Its just handier.
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by alserire
Possibly a silly question. But why not put it in the overhead locker??? Thatís what I always do. Donít want my bag at my feet. Or even beside my feet 😂
Originally Posted by DELLAS
During the flight I like to get things out of my bag and not have to get up and disturb the person in the aisle seat . Its just handier.
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And sometimes you might have something edible, crushable or otherwise delicate that you don't want to find has been holding up the weight of somebody else's items plonked on top of it when you arrive at your destination....particularly if you're in the window seat, it's impossible to keep an eye on the "state" of your carry-on in the locker above you
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 12:26 pm
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Fair enough. Iím always aisle so that didnít occur to me!
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 12:39 pm
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I have been asked on a number of occasions to move my under seat bag from the free seat space to under mine

So I ensure the bag is correctly stowed if during take off/landing phase
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
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And sometimes you might have something edible, crushable or otherwise delicate that you don't want to find has been holding up the weight of somebody else's items plonked on top of it when you arrive at your destination....particularly if you're in the window seat, it's impossible to keep an eye on the "state" of your carry-on in the locker above you
Exactly that . I have seen people put their bag in then someone comes and slams their hard shell cabin case in and anything fragile would be smashed.

In an ideal world we would always have those solo seats on the 321NEO with that mini compartment that you can put your small bag in . Until such time under middle seat it is

Of course if I was ever asked to put it under my seat I would and then move it after take off.
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Old Apr 3, 2024, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by ROKNA
Aer Lingus SOP is unoccupied seats must be completely free of any items including the under seat area
Makes perfect sense, she was doing her job in that case.
You live and learn.
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