While this only makes us daydream even harder about owning a private plane and traveling in luxurious peace, the IATA senior vice president for airport, passenger, cargo, and security Tom Windmuller released a statement that outlines the advantages of the guidelines. "The development of an agreed optimal cabin bag size will bring common sense and order to the problem of differing sizes for carry-on bags, " he said. "We know the current situation can be frustrating for passengers. This work will help to iron out inconsistencies and lead to an improved passenger experience."
Although guidelines aren't yet mandatory, multiple major luggage brands are already producing bags to fit the new dimensions. That certainly suggest that travelers should brace themselves for the lighter carry-on load, and the potential costs that come along with it.
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