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Friday, April 14, 2017
Indian restriction highlights carry-on inconsistency
Jane's Airport Review
Neelam Mathews, Delhi
Ben Vogel, London
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked airlines to ban oversized cabin baggage on flights to and from certain "performance-limited" Indian airports.
"Since oversized hand baggage can lead to overloading and create safety hazards, the operator shall ensure that size of the hand baggage is restricted as per the dimensions of the overhead bins or available space under the seats of an aircraft," BS Bhullar, head of the Indian aviation regulator, announced in a safety circular.
........In the absence of a global standard, passengers are encouraged to comply voluntarily with airline hand baggage policy by placing items into a simple metal gauge at check-in or at the boarding gate.
This method is arguably insufficient - so Malaga-based Ie .....more on jane's airports