Flying on commercial airplanes has impacted me because I often will get a seat near the aisle. This seat is located directly below the overhead compartment openings and since I rarely have a large carry-on item, there are always other bags placed right above my head. I have almost had a heavy bag dropped on my head because the person can’t hold their bag. It is frightening to have a 25 pound bag teetering above my head and I cannot move out of the way. I have also seen bags fall on other passenger’s heads. There needs to be a better system of loading and unloading carry-ons.
Female, white, 25, 5′ 4″, 125lbs