You hit the nail on the head! In 20 years of regularly flying 3-4 round trips per month, my bag did not meet me at my destination once. I actally caught an earlier flight on a connection so I beat it and the airline we all LUV actually delevered it to me. I hear so many horror stories of lost bags from people and ask them how many times they fly and get a once or twice a year response and they have never lost a bag. If it is ober the size of a briefcase or small laptob sized backpack, I think they should charge for carry ons, but then again I don't pay for checked bags with premier status.