Got a newsletter from United saying they were going to start enforcing their carry-on limits. That`s sounds great because of the dog and pony shows I have seen on some of their flights where passengers can barely board or leave for all the baggage and confusion. The crews on the Houston- mga leg are usually right on top of it, posting a guard at the plane door to catch the people that ignored their instructions to check excessive baggage.
Bad news is that their standard is a bag about 2 inches shorter than I have used in the past. Thought that was weird but checked on AAs website and they have the same limit--22 x 14 x 9 inches, plus personal item bags that will actually fit beneath the seat. No problem, bags are cheap at thrift stores in the US, I`ll just have to check the size more carefully.