Carry-on luggage headache solved - with a simple sticker

A simple sticker will solve the problem facing airlines around the world over carry-on luggage, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

A simple IATA sticker is set to resolve many of the problems surroundings carry-on luggage into airplane cabins

A simple IATA sticker is set to resolve many of the problems surroundings carry-on luggage into airplane cabins. Image by Maurizio Pesce / CC BY 2.0

It says it is liaising with bag manufacturers and airlines to decide on the optimal cabin bag size.

News.com.au reports that once this is agreed, an official IATA sticker will be stuck on bags that meet the requirements.

This will come as good news for both passengers and carriers alike because carry-on luggage has been a major problem. The on-going rows led to Airbus and Boeing designing larger overhead lockers in a bid to accommodate travellers’ needs.

Ryanair has recently launched a friendly offensive by relaxing its carry-on limits, but other carriers such as Tigerair and Jetstar enforce strict weight limits on luggage brought into the cabins of their planes.

Tom Windmuller, an IATA’s Senior Vice-President said the move on bag size was a common sense one which would bring a sense of order to the carry-on controversy. He accepted the situation as it currently applied to passengers could be very frustrating for them.

The IATA sticker, he claimed, would have a unique identification code which told its handlers it complied with the proper standards.

It is expected that bags with the IATA cabin Ok logo will hit retail shops later this year.

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