As a frequent SWA flier I agree that overhead space is a premium and often misused. I tend to make short trips and don't check any luggage, but I make sure my ONE small carryon can fit in the overhead and my other bag (purse, tote, whatever) can sit in my lap or on the floor on my feet during takeoff and landing if the attendant insists. I CAN'T PUT BAGS UNDER THE SEAT IN FRONT OF ME, I'M 6' TALL AND NEED THAT SPACE FOR MY FEET AND LOWER LEGS! One of my biggest gripes is the passengers who stop at the first open bin, store their bags, and continue on farther on to find a seat to suit them. So the people who sit in the front seats have to go back to find space to store their bags. I thought it was common courtesy to use the bin above your seat, but I guess not everyone practices such old fashioned ideas anymore.
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