According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, only about half of all passengers carry a piece of luggage with them on the plane. The majority of these travellers are business men who don’t need to bring much with them but their laptops. The rest of the passengers do not travel light. In fact, many travelers have more than one piece of luggage to check in.
In a poll conducted by Consumer Reports, respondents said that they wanted more room for their luggage and less hassle at the airport security lines. The airlines took this information and implemented new policies that made it easier for people to get on planes with large bags. However, this was not enough for consumers.
In an effort to make flying safer, airlines are now introducing a checked luggage requirement for all flights. This means that anyone who wants to fly must either pay a fee or book their flight online and wait until they arrive at the airport before checking their bags. This policy has created some confusion among travelers and has led many people to cancel their flights altogether rather than risk getting stuck in an airport without any way home.
Why A Checked Luggage Requirement is Needed for All Commercial Flights
After reading through the rules and regulations in the Federal Register, I was appalled to find that there was no checked luggage requirement on commercial flights today. This is not just any blog post, this is a call to action.@
We need to demand that Congress pass legislation that makes it mandatory for all airlines to have a checked luggage requirement. This will be good for everyone involved. The airlines will be able to charge more because they have the ability to do so, the passengers will feel like they are getting more value for their money, and it will help keep the airways safer.The only reason we don’t have a checked luggage requirement today is because of legal action taken by some airlines against the federal government over what they saw as an unfair burden on them..
The airlines won that case but only after years of litigation and appeals that cost all parties involved millions of dollars in legal fees. Now all Americans are being forced to pay higher airfares because we do not have a checked luggage requirement and it must change, now!
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I have a simple solution to the base problem with flying right now. The TSA needs to add a checked luggage requirement for ALL flights (domestic and international). This solves the nearly every problem that exists with flying today.
(1) It solves the problem of having too many people at the airport. Everyone can now check 2 bags and one carry on bag or backpack. If you have more than 3 bags, you will have to pay extra per bag and your ticket will be flagged as needing special attention at the airport.
(2) It makes checking in online and printing boarding passes easier for everyone. There would be no need for TSA approved locks, luggage tags, etc. You print your boarding pass at home, go to the airport 30 minutes before your flight, give them your boarding pass and they take your bags from you and then you go through security.
(3) It makes it easier to scan all luggage at the airport because it is all going through a scanner before heading on the plane anyway. So as soon as you check in online, your bags are already marked as ‘checked’. Whatever bags get flagged can get pulled aside for further inspection by a trained professional instead of being inspected by an amateur TSA agent who has no clue what they are doing anyway
Recently the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been making changes to the way flying can be done. One of these changes is the requirement for a checked bag on all flights. This has been an issue for many people who used to be able to carry their luggage onto the plane with them. The TSA has detailed the reasons why this change was made and the benefits it will bring to travelers in general.
The first reason they stated was that checked bags are easier to screen than carry-ons. The machines used to screen bags are more effective at finding items that may be dangerous or prohibited from being brought onto planes. These machines also save time for employees and allow them to focus on other areas that need attention.
Another reason given by the TSA is that having fewer items in the cabin makes it easier for them to evacuate people off of planes quickly if there is an emergency situation happening outside of what’s normal during takeoff or landing procedures (e.g., fire). They also state that having less clutter on planes means there is less chance of something falling over during turbulence and hitting someone sitting nearby; this could potentially cause injury or death if not properly secured when turbulence hits while passengers aren’t expecting it.”””
Recently the TSA has announced a move to require all commercial airline passengers to check bag for every flight. The question arises, “Why?”
The answer is simple. It is always the government’s responsibility to protect its citizens from any and all external threats. This includes threats from within our own borders as well as those from abroad. For some time airlines have allowed customers to carry personal items aboard the plane with them, subject only to size and weight restrictions.
This was done to allow for ease of travel for customers. However, given the increased measures in place by terrorist organizations across the globe, it is no longer safe to continue this practice. It is important to note that the airlines did not make this decision lightly; they have been forced into this choice by the current climate of international terrorism and their desire to keep their passengers safe.
The TSA has begun to implement a new rule which states that all passengers will be required to use checked luggage. The TSA says that this is to improve the safety of the passengers and airport personnel. This is an outrage and a violation of our fundamental rights as Americans. I understand the need for security but how much more can we take?
The terrorists have won. They have destroyed our freedom and our way of life. It is time for us to rise up and fight back against these monsters who are intent on destroying everything we hold dear. We cannot allow them to win. It is time for us to stand up for what we believe in no matter what the cost may be.
This new rule is just another example of how far we have fallen from grace. We used to be a country where you were innocent until proven guilty but now you are guilty until proven innocent. This new rule makes it so that anyone can be searched at anytime without any reason whatsoever. The only thing they need is suspicion, which could mean anything from your skin color to where you live or even what books you read!
In response to the recent terror attacks, many safety measures have been added to air travel. These rules are all for good reasons, but some of them seem a bit much. One such rule is that you are not allowed to bring any liquids on a plane, not even a bottle of water. Another rule is that you must be able to check in luggage, and if you cannot check in luggage, you cannot board the plane.
I am all for banning water bottles from planes. I think the chance of this being used as a weapon is very low, but if it does happen we will be totally unprepared and the attack could be devastating. But restricting people who can’t check in luggage just seems a bit much to me. Maybe people who don’t check in luggage are less likely to have bombs on planes than other people, but if they do have bombs there will only be about 30 people on the plane instead of 100 or 200.
This rule mainly affects business travelers because they are more likely than others to carry their stuff onto the plane with them. This means that they will make up most of the passengers when this rule is in effect. But how much more at risk would these passengers be? If a bomb goes off with 100 people on board, there will probably be