Attention Sharon Stone, GIVE ME THAT BAG!

480512582_6687da9ecb_mPerhaps you’ve been on an airplane and heard the following PA, “Ladies and gentleman, all the overhead bins are full, so if you’ve brought on board a bag that does not completely fit underneath the seat in front of you, please bring it to the front of the aircraft to be checked.”

Here’s the thing about that little PA, there’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it, the bag will be checked – even if you’re a celebrity. That includes you, Sharon Stone.

Perez Hilton recently reported that Sharon Stone made a “scene” when she refused to check two bags on a Delta flight from Kalispell, MT to Salt Lake City. There are very few details to the story, but Stone’s rep, Paul Bloch, said that Sharon was allowed to take two bags onto the airplane, but a “stewardess” on board “screamed” at her not once, but twice, that she couldn’t have the luggage before the actress surrendered the bags. I’m not exactly sure how or when Stone made the “scene,” because again, the details are lacking, but Stone was met by security at the end of the flight. Her rep states that they were “private security” hired by Stone.

Now for a little advice. If a flight attendant tells you that you’re going to have to check your bag, just check the bag. Don’t make a scene. Don’t tell the flight attendant how many miles you’ve flown or try to explain who you are. It doesn’t matter. No, I will not take someone else’s bag off the airplane so you can keep yours! And no, you can not stack your bag on top of the bags in the closet! FAA doesn’t allow it. FAA rules are FAA rules and nothing is going to change that. Flight attendants don’t make them up. Nor are we “abusing our power” when we enforce them. We’re just doing our job. Did you know that by not enforcing those rules flight attendants can lose their job or get a hefty personal fine by the FAA? So unless you’re willing to pay that fine or hire a flight attendant, release the death grip on the bag, please.

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  1. Hahahaha,

    this is hillarious. Because you’re assuming all people are doing it for the same reasons you are! “Sir, you can’t bring that bag on board, it won’t fit.”

    I fly 2-3x a week with my same folding wardrobe bag which fits in all the overheads I’ve ever found without issue!

    Unfortunately, I had to fly out of miami one time where they have people from the airline presecurity that won’t let you pass if they say your bag is too big. And on this day, they decided it was me. No matter how many times I tried to tell them, in both my language and theirs, that I fly with this bag on a regular basis and have NEVER had a problem. It didn’t matter. Even when we took it over to that ridiculous little “if your bag can fit here” where it stuck above the line on one side by an inch!

    Anyway, my rant is about Miami airport and the overhead police there. I can understand some people try to bring bags on board that are way to big, but in my case, I should have been let go.

    Oh and they lost my bag once they checked it.

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