Several venues, including Fortune and PuffHo, report that as of January, customers flying in the cheapest seats on United Airlines will no longer be able to put their luggage in the overhead bins, but will be restricted to carry-on items that fit below the seat. Since United already charges $25 to check a bag, this automatically puts most passengers trying to economize out by $25, for who can go away for a week with only what fits under your seat?
The “no overhead bin” fares won’t be cheaper than present economy fares; they’ll be the same. You’ll have to pay more for the privilege of choosing your seat and stowing your gear overhead. As Fortune reports:
United, the No. 3 U.S. airline by passengers carried, said customers who bought its cheapest fares would not be assigned seats until the day of departure, meaning people on the same ticket may…
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