I traveled American by myself over a year ago to Florida, bought a bagel at the airport and put my book and a piece of cake in a grocery plastic bag. When it was time to board the gate, the agent told me that the bag with my food was considered a third carry on. It was ridiculous, but what is the traveling customer to do. Too many times these airlines are way too exact with their customers. In Coulter’s case, I can understand being upset about the seat assignment being changed, it always pisses me off when airlines do that to us, especially when I go thru the trouble of calling the airline and ask to make sure we are seated together since we travel with our special needs son.