Getting Your Gate-Checked Bag on a Regional Jet
I don’t know anyone who likes flying on regional jets. Not only are they small and cramped, but their overhead bins are also ridiculously small with most airlines. For this reason, most passengers have to gate-check their bags. And that’s not so bad—until it’s time to retrieve them, because many passengers don’t know the drill and don’t follow the flight attendants’ instructions.
If you gate-check a bag, when you get off of the plane, line up in the designated row as instructed. Don’t create a second line, because it blocks the people who didn’t gate-check a bag from getting through the jetway and just causes more chaos and confusion. Usually, the further back you sit on the plane, the further back you should be in the line to get your bag. It might take a few more minutes, but just be patient—and don’t create your own line.
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