By Stephanie Glover, Web Producer/Digital Journalist - email
By Barbara Lash, Senior Digital Journalist - email
Public shaming has reached a new level with the latest social media campaign.
“We think it’s worth calling attention to both, which is why we’re asking travelers at the airport (past security) to look for examples of “carry-on shame,” to take pictures or videos of the obviously oversized “carry-on” luggage and post them on Instagram, Twitter and Vine with the hashtag #CarryonShame.”
#CarryOnShame is a social media effort to embarrass holidaymakers who take too much carry-on luggage on board planes. Launched by Spud Hilton, he urges anyone witnessing a violation to share the images of social by using the hashtag. He says holidaymakers are using larger carry-on bags to avoid paying additional baggage fees.
He is calling on airlines to crack down on passengers stuffing multiple, huge bags into the overhead resulting in an invasion of space for other passengers.
Hilton asked in his blog, “Which is the bigger sin? The passenger disregarding the airline rules — or the airline not enforcing them?”
Hilton joined @Fox46Barbara via Skype to talk about the #CarryOnShame campaign, and his upcoming 'hall of shame.'
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