Chicago Airline Charges Passengers To Use Overhead Bins Who Bought Cheap Tickets
I love a great deal on an airline ticket. But, is it worth the cheap price if you don't get everything that comes with it?
In the world of airlines, it is always the price of a ticket that will always draw the attention of the customer. That is a practice the low-cost carriers use, then start to add costs by charging you for bags and assigned seating.
Now, one the big airlines slashed it prices, but made a lot of people upset this week.
United has a new fare they introduced which is called basic economy. It is trying to compete with low-cost airlines like Spirit and Frontier. They offer low fares, but won't assign a seat until the day of the flight and now will start to limit what customers can bring on the plane for free.
"The company expects the moves to add $4.8 billion to its annual operating income by 2020, although the figure does not include rising wages"
So, if you take the price of a flight, and then add what you pay for an assigned seat, checked baggage and other fees, is it really a good deal? People, like myself are already frustrated with every little nickel and dime charge airlines are charging.
United says this change will help speed up the process of boarding. Here is my question: What about the other people who bring things on the plane. I always have to wait for someone on the plane loading overhead luggage. That is a lame excuse.
These fares are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017. It also is being talked about by Delta doing the same thing. If you are like me, you are not a happy camper.