International Carry On Baggage Stickers/Tags

Old Jan 7, 18, 12:36 pm
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International Carry On Baggage Stickers/Tags

Anyone know why carry-on items get a sticker/tag that identifies the pieces as such when traveling internationally (either to/from/through destinations around the world or from international locations back to the US)? These identifiers are never used within the US or from the US to an international location as US airports donít stock these stickers/tags (at least not that I have ever seen). Itís a disparity between US and international air travel procedures that Iíve never been able to reconcile.

Currently waiting on an international flight back to the US, so when seeing the stickers, the thought popped into my head. I realize this procedure is not unique to Delta as well, so I assume there must be some underlying security reason.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 2:29 pm
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The carry on stickers are very common on the Asian airlines, even when departing from the US.

I think this is much more about weight limits than security though.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by exwannabe View Post
The carry on stickers are very common on the Asian airlines, even when departing from the US.

I think this is much more about weight limits than security though.
Now that you mention it, I have seen AF as well handing them out departing the US. Guess itís the US carriers departing the US who donít. Interesting about weight limits. Thanks.
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Old Jan 8, 18, 3:35 am
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In DCA at the check-in station located at the bottom of the bridge from the Metro station, the staff tag my backpack everytime I am on an international itinerary.
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