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I don't think I've ever had a 50 lb bag! Maybe when we used to take school supplies to Jamaica... My usual carry-on is about a half-inch over height and width--no problem unless, as now, FAA audits are going on and there's a cranky/nervous checker.

I have checked even an underseat bag in the past, when I was going to be carrying more liquids than allowed. Looks silly but I've seen small duffel bags, etc. come off the baggage belt so I guess I'm not the only one.

What really annoys me is that I like to stuff my travel pillow, jacket, etc. in the carry-on so my tote can be zipped up tight, nothing hanging off it, etc. while going through on the TSA belt. Afterwards, those come out and get stuffed/attached to my tote. By the time I get to the gate, my carry-on is slimmer than when I walked into the airport. It seems like that final step would be where dimensions count.

plane seat nester
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