As of Monday, anyone flying out of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport with Air Canada will want to pay special attention to their baggage, emotional and otherwise. This week, the airline began issuing red tags to those passengers whose carry-on luggage conforms to the company’s size regulations. Every passenger is allowed one standard suitcase or bag measuring no more than 23 by 40 by 55 centimetres, and one personal item, like a backpack, laptop bag, or handbag. If your effects exceeds these limits, no tag for you. You’ll be asked to check the offending piece of luggage for a $25 fee.
When the crackdown announcement was made last week, it was met, predictably, with collective grumbling. The salvo represented a new turn in the so-called Carry-on Crisis that began last fall when the airline announced it would start charging for checked bags on domestic flights. (A fee had already been attached to international trips.)
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