Flying this weekend? You may want rethink your carry on……(9X14X22)


By CityFella

(Que Harp Music)

Oh my,look at those smiling faces. There was a time in American Air Travel when travelers could freely pack their Samsonite’s to the max. With the exception of a Briefcase or Make up bag, no one brought their bags on board the plane. They could arrive and hour before their flight, check their bags at the ticket counter and sit on seats wide and comfy enough for Aunt Katie.  In the air, they had snacks and meals that rivaled the best blue plate special at  Woolworth’s. Is that meatloaf and potato’s? yum !


(Que Suspense Music)

A few years ago, the airlines began charging for baggage.  They said they needed the surcharges to offset rising fuel costs.   As a result many people brought their baggage on board with them.

What is a sizer?

The airlines have always had carry on restrictions, but rarely enforced them. However that is changing.  Last  March United Airlines revised its carry on policy. Its previous policy was that no dimension could be over 22 inches and the total overall dimensions no more than 45 inches.  Today to qualify for a carry on, the maximum dimensions of your bag is 9X14X22. American and Delta has updated their carry-on bag policies, including a 14-inch maximum width, So these very specific measurements really change the game, and will be causing a lot of anger and even more headaches at airports nationwide.

It’s interesting that not all airlines have the same size limits. Southwest and JetBlue have a more generous 24 by 16 by 10-inch carry-on limit. for now.


American Airlines,Delta Airlines, and United(Continental) controls over 50% of domestic Market.

Rethink those Shoes

Forgot to includes those shoes and your able to zip the bag.  If those shoe protrude, and does not easily fit in the bag sizer, you’ll have to pay for baggage.

If your travelling on American,Delta, Spirit and United allow extra time. The enforcement of the new rules will delay many passengers.  Some will miss their flights entirely.

Remember those happy people, this is the New World Order in airline travel.

Look for smiles…….

This Scrumptious Meal will Cost you $7.00 to $12.00



Daddy, what’s a Woolworth’s? 

(Using a deep authoritative voice) Well son Woolworth’s was one of the first discount stores, back in the olden days we called them five and dime stores.   They were in nearly every city in the country… The bigger stores had lunch counters where you could order breakfast lunch and dinner.  The world changed and Woolworth closed.  The name lives on in Australia, New Zealand and other countries.     Dad ,why they call them lunch counters if they served breakfast and dinner?  Son, that’s a good……. Is that the new Iphone 6? 

Ok what is the blue plate special? 

Son,I will have the check Wikipedia for this one.

Blue-plate special or blue plate special is a term used in the United States by restaurants, particularly (but not only)diners and cafes. It refers to a specially low-priced meal, usually changing daily. It typically consists of a “meat and three” (three vegetables), presented on a single plate, often a divided plate rather than on separate dishes. The term was very common from the 1920s through the 1950s. As of 2007, there are still a few restaurants and diners that offer blue-plate specials under that name, sometimes on blue plates, but it is a vanishing tradition


Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

2 thoughts on “Flying this weekend? You may want rethink your carry on……(9X14X22)

  1. You have an unique blog. The only complaint I have is structure and you need to proof raad. Having said all that, Sacratomatoville (wonder what’s behind the name?) always interesting.


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