Last week, it was reported that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommended standardizing and shrinking the maximum carry-on luggage size to 21.5 in. x 13.5 in. x 7.5 in. in an effort to increase the amount of space in overhead storage bins.
Recently, after significant concerns expressed by the North American public, the Huffington Post reported that the IATA was withdrawing the suggestion.
While some European and Asian companies already agreed to the proposal, the U.S.A.’s 3 largest airlines (American, Delta, and United) formally came out against the proposal last Wednesday.
Delta Airlines even issued this statement, “Delta has no plans to reduce the size allowance for carry-on bags, and we are concerned IATA called for a change without input from airlines. Our focus and investment in the carry-on experience have been on installation of larger bins on domestic and international aircraft, and will continue to be on delivering the reliable bag service – checked or carry-on – that Delta customers have come to expect.”
And so it appears that travelers’ extra pairs of shoes still have a home in their carry-on bags – at least for now.