This has long been an issue between airline passengers and cabin crew members. There are simply some passengers, despite being an abled person, would still have flight attendants lift and stow their very own hand carry luggage unto the overhead bins. Despite our numerous posts about this issue letting everyone know that it is not obligatory for a flight attendant to stow a passenger's luggage unto the overhead bin, there are simply some who will force the issue. It's just like that issue about the use of hazard lights during heavy downpour, despite many reminders from motoring experts that the use of hazards during heavy downpour may pose more danger and its completely useless, there are quite a number who will debate otherwise.
We shall continue our quest to educate people why they should refrain or completely stop asking flight attendants to stow their own luggage unto the overhead bins especially if they are able passengers. Below are 10 reasons why we should stop asking them to stow our very own luggage unto the bins.
So how do you properly stow your luggage unto the overhead bin? Well the biggest no-no is taking the whole space all to yourself. Stowing it lengthwise is a huge no-no unless it cannot fit.
When stowing, wheel first. The if you have a jacket or coat, put it on top of your bag. If you have a smaller bag, you may stow them under the seat. Handle should always be facing out so it's easy for you to take them right away.
There are other passengers who will stow their own luggage so let's be considerate in putting in our luggage, hence, space has to be maximized. Also if you notice that the bin above your seat is full, you may go towards the back to look for an available space. You may also request assistance from your cabin crew to help you arrange things in order to maximize the space.
So let's all learn to stow our own hand carry luggage ourselves and the proper way. Let's do our part to also help our flight attendants perform their duties properly especially when it comes to safety.
Never forget the formula, Happy Passenger + Happy Crew = Happy Flight!