I'm fed up with arriving to my seat, only to find the overhead compartments full and no where to put my one carry on. We just flew Alaska to Kauai last Tuesday. The couple in front of us tried to board with 5 pieces of carry on luggage. Thankfully they were stopped and required to gate check one of the bags. With out charge by the way. Then, upon arriving at my seat I noticed they were seated just behind me and all four of their bags were int he overhead which left no room for others. Guess you can't change some people's inconsideration. This is not the first time something like this has happened. I was steamed when this couple didn't have to pay for their gate checked bag when my paid-in-advance checked bag was sharing the same space in the bowls of the airplane. I hate to stoop to this level but if the airlines are not going to charge these people for gate checked luggage, what's to stop us all from doing the same? Is Alaska the only airlines to not charge? It feels better to get this off my chest, thanks.