Next time you fly, watch out for the 'carry-on police'

When you fly, you know about taking off your shoes, your belt and not taking on any large liquid containers.
 
Next time, you must also watch out for the carry-on police.
 
Ashley Carlson designs jewelry and says she had a carry-on bag with her designs inside.
 
But she says she was stopped at security.
 
"My bag was way too big for a carry on, which is funny because i carried it on probably 100 times," she says.
 
Carlson says she tried to reason with the person, but was forced to check her bag.
 
Turns out, the "carry-on police" are made up of independent contractors hired by the airport or airlines.
 
Airlines are now enforcing the fine print in their carry-on policies.
 
Some are restricting the width, height and length of your bags.
 
The airline website, airfarewatchdog.com , believes it's not to get more money from checked baggage fees.
 
They say it's because airplanes are fuller and they expect the crackdown to last through the summer.
 
So, while you try to keep the weight down in your checked bags, now make sure to measure your carry-on bags before you leave the house.
 
Airlines have different size requirements. 
 
Here are the policies for Southwest, United and American Airlines .
 
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