My wife and I both had carry-on bags, within size limits and weight limits (17.6 pounds, 8 Kg limit). Because we we checking in at the same time, they said I couldn't take my carry-on with me and had to check it. After a mild protest, I gave them the bag. I didn't want a problem when I knew they had the power. The flight was OK. It's only 30 minutes so service was not expected. What was unexpected was the landing. We came in too fast and had to pull up and try again. They announced that it was a weather problem but it was dry and calm. Just pilot error.
I will fly with TAME only if I have to. Sometimes they are the only option.