Why Airlines Do Not Oblige Their Cabin Crew to Lift Passenger Luggage Unto the Overhead Stowage Bins
There are still some passengers who keep forcing the issue that it is part of a cabin crew's duty to lift the passenger luggage unto the overhead stowage bins. For the nth time, it has never been part of a cabin crew's duty to stow passenger luggage up the overhead bins. Cabin crew members are obliged to just lend assistance to passengers in need of help in stowing the luggage, that means, it is both the passenger and the cabin crew who lifts it, with most of the responsibility on the passenger. These passengers are usually PWDs, pregnant women, injured passengers, senior citizens, and those who simply cannot reach the OSBs.
If you are though an unhindered and able passenger who even goes to the gym and deadlifts a 200lb barbel, then we guess it would be quite an embarrassment to see you ask the flight attendant stow your luggage.
Airlines never oblige their cabin crew members to lift passenger luggage, they though are obliged to lend assistance to those having a hard time lift it. In fact, there are some airlines that totally bar their cabin crew from lifting passenger luggage unto the OSBs. If the passenger cannot lift it up, then it has to be checked-in. It's free anyway.
There are various reasons why airlines do not oblige their cabin crew to lift luggage but here, we shall name the top three most general reasons.