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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   Ric Romero discovers latest travel trend: "Carry-on luggage is the way to go these days. It can save you $50 or more per trip"   (abc7.com) divider line 20
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2014-08-23 11:22:47 AM  
They want me to bring a dead animal on board?
 
2014-08-23 02:01:32 PM  
So is Ric just actively trolling us at this point, or are KABC viewers the type that find his pieces to be genuinely novel revelations?
 
2014-08-23 02:09:48 PM  
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2014-08-23 02:10:39 PM  
Those of us at the front of the plane don't have these sorts of problems.

/not really
//I'd always go carryon if I can, even when checked was free, so I don't have to deal with farking baggage claim
 
2014-08-23 02:19:50 PM  

The Bestest: So is Ric just actively trolling us at this point, or are KABC viewers the type that find his pieces to be genuinely novel revelations?


I get the impression that for the most part, his viewers are older people who still get paper newspapers and watch the evening news for up-to-date information.  Basically, the slightly senile, not terribly bright, out of touch sorts.  You know, like your grandma after the syphillis got to her brain.

RIc knows his market and plays to it, and I find it kind of interesting that he not only knows he is an internet joke, but is actually cool with it.

Besides, judging from his haircut and 'stache, some old ladies might mistake him for a porn-star.
 
2014-08-23 04:08:17 PM  
get the credit card with a free checked bag, use it sparingly, pay it off on time every time, and when the year comes around and they try to charge the fee, call up to cancel.

their customer retention centers will do most anything to keep you on the card, including reimbursing the annual fee.
 
2014-08-23 04:10:32 PM  
DrunkWithImpotence:

I get the impression that for the most part, his viewers are older people who still get paper newspapers and watch the evening news for up-to-date information.  Basically, the slightly senile, not terribly bright, out of touch sorts.  You know, like your grandma after the syphillis got to her brain.

Periodically he branches out to the younger audience like this piece from a couple days ago:  http://abc7.com/home/college-dorm-room-essentials-testing-the-best-ap p liances/274078/

Apparently essentials for your college dorm room include a $130 K-cup machine, a $90 blender, a $150 microwave described only as a "Kenmore", an $80 toaster oven, and a window air conditioner (?!?).

I couldn't have fit half that stuff in my dorm room if I wanted to, and most of it would have been verboten anyway. Also, no college kid in history has paid $130 for a coffee maker.
 
2014-08-23 04:31:55 PM  

dukeblue219: DrunkWithImpotence:

I get the impression that for the most part, his viewers are older people who still get paper newspapers and watch the evening news for up-to-date information.  Basically, the slightly senile, not terribly bright, out of touch sorts.  You know, like your grandma after the syphillis got to her brain.

Periodically he branches out to the younger audience like this piece from a couple days ago:  http://abc7.com/home/college-dorm-room-essentials-testing-the-best-ap p liances/274078/

Apparently essentials for your college dorm room include a $130 K-cup machine, a $90 blender, a $150 microwave described only as a "Kenmore", an $80 toaster oven, and a window air conditioner (?!?).

I couldn't have fit half that stuff in my dorm room if I wanted to, and most of it would have been verboten anyway. Also, no college kid in history has paid $130 for a coffee maker.


Sweet Jeebus!  That is the sort of list I'd expect form some stupid Martha Stewart piece, minus the "creative" bull.  And an a/c unit?  What dorms aren't air conditioned already?  And even if not, I can't imagine any school allowing a window unit to be installed for a whole host of safety reasons.

(Now before anyone asks why I was living on campus for four full years, I went to a school that basically insisted on it, unless you were married or had kids or some other reason.)

Freshman year- I had a hot pot, that was it..  But Yanno, even with a dining hall nearby, sometime you just need that sweet salty goodness that is ramen.

Sophomore Year- added a basic coffee maker from Target.

Junior year- I had my own room!  Starting to live like a civilized person at last.  Hot pot, coffee maker, AND a small microwave.

Senior year- Ok, by now I was living like a king!  A King I say!   Hot pot replaced by a dual burner hot-plate, coffee pot, microwave AND a mini fridge.  Just to be uber cool, I even got permission to set up a small Weber kettle on the dorm porch.  THAT was living high I tells ya.
 
2014-08-23 05:06:05 PM  
Sure, that sounds great and all, but when every farking stupid coont on the plane does it, they end up running out of overhead bin space and checking half the goddamned bags anyway. Then it takes twice as long to embark/debark because all these jackasses that buy the largest "legal" carry on size and then overstuff it have to take 5 farking minutes to wedge their bags into or pry their bags out of the overhead bins. It's ridiculous.

/yes, I was just travelling recently, why do you ask?
 
2014-08-23 05:44:18 PM  

incendi: Then it takes twice as long to embark/debark because all these jackasses that buy the largest "legal" carry on size and then overstuff it have to take 5 farking minutes to wedge their bags into or pry their bags out of the overhead bins.


Yeah, this I hate.  You'd be amazed (well, probably not you, but the jackasses you mention) how long you can live out of a well-packed standard size backpack, even with some nice stuff appropriate for meetings.  You can easily get a week of looking and smelling nice and two weeks if you don't need to be perfect every day.

Out of the 50 or so trips I've made in the past five years, I've checked a bag exactly twice, and it was solely because I was going to France and planning to come back with it packed to the weight limit with good wine.
 
2014-08-23 06:48:37 PM  

incendi: Then it takes twice as long to embark/debark


I think they should offer priority deboarding to anyone who can leave without opening an overhead bin.
 
2014-08-23 07:44:53 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence:
I get the impression that for the most part, his viewers are older people who still get paper newspapers and watch the evening news for up-to-date information.  Basically, the slightly senile, not terribly bright, out of touch sorts.  You know, like your grandma after the syphillis got to her brain.
RIc knows his market and plays to it, and I find it kind of interesting that he not only knows he is an internet joke, but is actually cool with it.
Besides, judging from his haircut and 'stache, some old ladies might mistake him for a porn-star.


Rick Romero does the same thing that those morning talk shows do. All their stories are about at that level, plus copious amounts of advertising disguised as important information. "Look at all these new styles of carry-on luggage for you to take on your trip, so you can save money!"
 
2014-08-23 08:03:51 PM  
*cough* Frontier Airlines *cough*.  25 dollar fee for carrying on your luggage, if you use the overhead bin.  Still free, if you can ram it under the seat.
 
2014-08-23 09:20:57 PM  

Radak: incendi: Then it takes twice as long to embark/debark because all these jackasses that buy the largest "legal" carry on size and then overstuff it have to take 5 farking minutes to wedge their bags into or pry their bags out of the overhead bins.

Yeah, this I hate.  You'd be amazed (well, probably not you, but the jackasses you mention) how long you can live out of a well-packed standard size backpack, even with some nice stuff appropriate for meetings.  You can easily get a week of looking and smelling nice and two weeks if you don't need to be perfect every day.

Out of the 50 or so trips I've made in the past five years, I've checked a bag exactly twice, and it was solely because I was going to France and planning to come back with it packed to the weight limit with good wine.


Yeah that's impossible for anyone traveling as a couple, dress/regular clothes, dress shoes and toiletries take a lot of room.

And FYI, people have those who bring stuffed full backpacks on as well since the packs usually stink then they act like its not a bulky monstrosity. I yanked out a backpack once after asking those seated near me if it was theirs, a guy behind me asked what I was doing with his bag he had to put up since he had cheese in it he didn't want to melt and his side was full of gifts that were breakable. I sat it on the ground and he yanked it back trying to put it back up before I put mine and the wifes backpack in there, when I stood up my head hit his chin so he claimed I hit him but the stewardess saw it all then made him check his bag. Douche was furious and demanded to be moved but plane was full and his only option was to wait for a later flight. All this to save a few minutes at baggage claim, I loved breezing by him later as his bags were getting searched by customs but ours had tags which let us breeze right through.

They should make it only small backpacks and purses as carry-on and all others get checked.
 
2014-08-23 09:25:23 PM  
The damnedest thing is, if they'd reverse the process (charge a fee for NOT checking huge bags and encourage people to bring only the smallest of the small things in the cabin), the customer satisfaction would go up just because Grandma Ethel wouldn't be trying to wedge a 40 pound box in a space half that size.

Flew to Dallas recently. I had a bag large enough for my kindle, tickets, and a few personal things. Everything else went USPS priority mail to my destination (there and back). It was cheaper paying for a medium box than to check a bag, and the post office has rules against opening customer boxes for "security".
 
2014-08-23 09:36:40 PM  
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2014-08-23 10:22:41 PM  
If you have a bunch of clothes, like if you're going to be there for weeks, you can mail luggage.
 
2014-08-24 05:23:53 AM  

steamingpile: Yeah that's impossible for anyone traveling as a couple, dress/regular clothes, dress shoes and toiletries take a lot of room.


If you're traveling as a couple, you take two backpacks of course.

Fortunately for me, most of my trips require zero to one set of dress clothes (and then I just wear my blazer onto the plane and fold it up on top of my backpack), and I always wear boots that look nice enough to wear to a meeting, but are rugged enough to use for hiking on a glacier, therefore zero bag space used for footwear.

And since we're both dudes, toiletries don't take up much space.  (Was that misogyny?)

And FYI, people have those who bring stuffed full backpacks on as well since the packs usually stink then they act like its not a bulky monstrosity.

To be clear, when I say "standard size backpack", I mean standard size backpack, like the kind you used to wear to school.  It fits easily under the seat in front of me or, if I want a little more leg room, in the overhead compartment without any stuffing required.  I do not mean those ridiculous hiking backpacks, which are indeed often (but not always) attached to people like you describe.
 
2014-08-24 09:06:13 AM  
I always go to hotels that offer laundry service. So, no bags to check in, just a small back-pack to carry on.  Eezy-peezy.
 
2014-08-24 09:23:18 AM  

Mugato: They want me to bring a dead animal on board?


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