High-flying concession

Thank God, or at least airline executives, for small favors.

In an era when leg room on commercial airplanes is close to zilch, passengers are often treated as little more than livestock, and fees for checked baggage are now the rule, some airlines are providing more room for carry-on luggage.

That’s good news for passengers who have grown accustomed to jamming all their belongings into a small carry-on that just meets airline limits, then performing the pre-flight gymnastics of trying to stuff the carry-on into an overhead luggage rack that isn’t really large enough to hold it.

Airlines created the carry-on crush by charging passengers for checked baggage. It’s nice they are responding to customer complaints by expanding the overhead storage.

Now, about the seat space ...


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