Traveling With a Pinata? Stow It
As part of its new program to move passengers and planes more quickly to cut costs, USAir is cracking down on travelers who violate rules about carry-on luggage.
Travelers laden with art objects, portfolios, pinatas, overstuffed garment bags, musical instruments and carefully wrapped baby gifts are being required to slip those items into a baggage sizer before boarding any of the airline’s 90 discount-fare Project High Ground flights to East Coast and Midwest cities. Oversize items get checked as baggage. Starting April 4, USAir will use the sizer for all of its flights.