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Airlines keep making me check my carry-on. I definitely saw space on today's flight though. Any tips? I don't want to have to wait for baggage claim

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Fly more, get status, get on the plane in the first group. 👍🏼

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Look them in the eye, smile and say hi how’re you. Or if it’s morning say good morning. Or happy Thursday. Key is distraction

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Work on looking like a motherfuckin' crazy person so the gate agents will know better than to look at your bag with hungry eyes.

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I just walk past them and pretend I heard nothing since I have QC headphones. If they ask me to remove I just speak my native tongue and they give up 99% fail proof unless they know the language too

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Just bring your luggage on anyway

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You can’t check a bag if it has lithium ion batteries in it. Say you have one at the bottom of your bag and it’ll take a while to find.

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Second @M1. Make them forget to take a look! I also have had success with getting onto the plane, seeing space, then getting both the flight attendant and gate attendant to reverse the decision. Just be very nice to them and remember that any change you ask for creates extra work for them

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Get a smaller bag?

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The language is ubbi dubbi 😂

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Duffel bag to slide under seat if needed.

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AA’s done that to me when I was first on the plane (in first class). When boarding was done the space was still available and I was fuming the whole flight. 😡

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Thanks all! M2, what do you say to let them allow you to check the plane instead of just taking your bag?

"Oh, you know, it looks like there IS some space on here! I have to RUSH to a meeting when I get off at XXDESTINATION...is it possible to just carry on my bag? I know we'll have to reverse how we tagged it, so let me know...I don't want to create too much extra work!"

Oh i see what you asked...I mean the gate agents don't walk you all the way through to the plane, right? So just bring it on anyway and look

They normally tag the bag to check it then ask you to leave it at the end, but don't walk you there

Hahaha, thanks all! I'll give it a try this Thursday!

Also not sure what your status is, but if it's above the lowest level make sure to display proudly on luggage etc so people are reminded

If you’re going to the same place every week, keep a bag at the hotel with shoes and toiletries. You can easily fit 3 days of work clothes + workout clothes in a weekender bag.

Are you a woman ..... rumour is they ask women way more than men...saw it happen again recently....stewardess just asked a woman and then let the guy walk by....just BS

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