At the Dulles Airport check-in for my flight on Austrian Airlines to Vienna, I drew the agent having a bad day.
He wanted me to check my European legal sized luggage (smaller than domestic) and told my co-worker her purse counted as her only carry-on. He didn’t know I never check my bags.
Pulling a Jedi Mind Trick, I used a “Look at all my passport stamps” to show I flew enough to call his legal carry-on size bluff.
Then I hid my laptop bag down the counter until I walked away. Best yet, at the gate, I walked around him as he stopped another for bringing a roll-aboard and a laptop.
And guess what? We were flying a 767 with American sized overhead bins!
So a note to those headed to Vienna via Dulles: Pull a Wayan travel trick, store your bags with friends when you check in to avoid the Austrian Airlines Baggage Nazis.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs