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A Ban On Carry-On Bags? Travelers Say 'No Way'

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Could there ever really be a ban on carry-on bags when you fly?

According to a report by National Public Radio, a ban on carry-on luggage was discussed by U.S. counter-terrorism officials.

A TSA spokesperson told CBS 11 News it's "not anticipating any further changes in the carry-on bag policies."

The spokesperson said as always TSA will make adjustments when necessary to meet the ever-evolving terror threat.

Travelers and industry experts alike say a ban on carry-on bags would be hard to imagine.

"I know that they believe there's a threat," said FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney. "The question is what's the solution to the threat."

Seaney said a ban on carry-ons would financially be devastating to the airline industry.

He said, "Airlines know this will depress people from buying tickets."

Traveler Sue Holt at Love Field says she want flights to be safe, but also said there has to be better options.

"I travel with two iPads and a computer and there's no way that I would allow them to check that," said Holt.

In a written statement, a TSA spokesperson said, "DHS will continue to adjust its security measures to ensure the highest levels of aviation security without unnecessary disruption to travelers."

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