I have been living in Melbourne, Australia for a number of years now and fly Southwest from LAX whenever I head back for visits to Phoenix. Just this past week at a dinner I met someone who travels to the US frequently and her first comment was about the insane Americans who take large bags onboard. I shared with her my last experience flying between LAX/PHX. The flight was delayed because one bag had to be checked due to lack of overhead space. This was due to lots of small bags placed above - and virtually no bags being placed under seats. I already had my larger bag under the seat in front of me, and moved my smaller backpack from the overhead bin & put it under the vacant seat beside me. I would encourage all Southwest passengers to start making wise decisions regarding carry on luggage. My experience proves that some of the flight delays are directly caused by the actions of passengers already onboard.
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