Publicly Shame “Carry-On” Offenders thanks to Social Media Campaign

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All your bags are packed and you’re ready to go. Ready to leave on that jet plane. Oh but wait, are you planning on carrying that over-sized luggage on the plane with you?! Ya might want to rethink that move, unless you want to be shamed on social media!

We’ve all been there, I was just there last week, where an annoying passenger holds up the flight trying to stuff their “carry-on” luggage in the overhead compartment. One of my biggest pet peeves.

And apparently it’s also one of San Francisco travel writer, Spud Hilton’s.

He has started a social media campaign that has gone viral to ‘shame’ air passengers who manage to evade strict airline baggage rules using the hashtag #carryonshame. He’s encouraging passengers to post pics of their flight-mates hauling excessive amounts of luggage onto planes. He also promised to feature more heinous offenders on his blog each week.

And let’s just say the submissions are rolling in like luggage at baggage claim.

I think this idea is #brilliant! I am so sick and tired of annoying flight-mates. Let this be a lesson to all of you…social media is everywhere. And you can’t escape Twitter shaming, even at 35,000 feet. Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself, “Does this bag look to big?”

And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.


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