United Continental is the third largest airline carrier, and in an effort to make more money they have changed their rules about carry on baggage. The new rule states that their low fare customers are limited to a single carry on, and anything else they take with them is going to cost extra.
The low fare customers will also no longer be able to choose their seats, which means that a family booking together might not be able to sit together.
The airline is hoping that this will encourage more people to opt for the higher fared tickets, as well as encourage more people to check their bag which could speed up the boarding process since people would not be spending as much time looking for overhead bin space to place their bags.
By starting to charge for the extra bags the airline is planning to pull in an additional billion dollars by the year 2020. The new fares which will be called “Basic Economy” tickets will go into effect April 1 2017.