The epidemic of planes forced into emergency landings by passengers fighting over reclining seats continued this week when a Delta flight was diverted on Monday night. The flight from New York to Palm Beach is the third American plane in a week to make an unscheduled landing after an explosive argument between passengers over leg space. Read more >>
The cartoon by Chappatte from The International New York Times shows the scene at an airport. Next to the luggage size-example box, which allows you to check if your carry-on luggage will fit in the overhead bins on the plane, there is now a size-example seat which allows you to check if you fit when sitting behind a reclining seat.
The double-prime symbol " is used as an abbreviation for 'inches'. An inch is 2.54 centimetres.
1. If someone or something fits somewhere, they are small enough or the right size and shape to go there. • I don't think that box will fit. • The book is small enough to fit in your pocket.
2. Luggage is bags and suitcases that you take on a journey. In American English, baggage is more common, but the meaning is basically the same. Both luggage and baggage are uncountable, so you cannot use them in the plural or refer to 'a luggage' or 'a baggage' - you have to say 'a piece of luggage' or 'a piece of baggage'.