New crackdown on carry-ons (11/14)?

 
Old Nov 13, 01, 9:04 am
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New crackdown on carry-ons (11/14)?

I was on a flight ORD-DFW this morning and the flight attendant made an announcement that starting tomorrow (11/14), carry-on restrictions would be enforced with new vigor. One item, either a purse ("for the ladies," she said) or one small briefcase ("for the gentlemen"-- I assume that "real" ladies aren't meant to carry briefcases?).

Anyone else heard this? My hunch is that it's an FA speaking her mind more than company policy.
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Old Nov 13, 01, 9:10 am
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That makes no sense - it almost seems like they've changed the rule from one carry-on plus one personal item to only the personal item? I hope that's not the case!

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Old Nov 13, 01, 9:25 am
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...sorry...

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Old Nov 13, 01, 9:27 am
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That's not true... From what I know, no change is imminent to the "one carry on plus one personal item" rule. I think that FA just had too much coffee on his/her way to the airport.
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Old Nov 13, 01, 1:23 pm
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maybe she meant one carry on plus the one briefcase/purse - i.e., not the equiv. of 2 full carryons like they have been doing on some flights
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Old Nov 13, 01, 1:24 pm
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Sounds like this flight attendant was having a momentary fantasy with vigor....
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Old Nov 13, 01, 6:17 pm
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Basenji's last post appears to settle it for me.
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Old Nov 13, 01, 9:17 pm
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Would a small backpack and a smallish camera case be allowed ... or would I be better off putting the camera gear in the near empty bag and not having any problems?
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Old Nov 13, 01, 9:55 pm
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