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United charging to use overhead bins,& splitting groups #519067
11/16/16 11:04 PM
11/16/16 11:04 PM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
This is ridiculous. They are nickel and dimeing us for everything, maybe soon they will charge us extra for entering the plane...

United will become the first big U.S. airline to limit low-fare customers to one carry-on bag that fits under a seat.

The announcement on Tuesday could frustrate flyers who already feel burdened with airline travel restrictions and fees.

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 be split apart.

United will also prohibit these travelers from carrying on bags that can only fit in overhead bins, and they will not accrue miles toward elite status.

The company expects the moves to add $4.8 billion to its annual operating income by 2020.

Huffington Post

Re: United charging to use overhead bins,& splitting groups [Re: Marty] #519081
11/17/16 03:27 AM
11/17/16 03:27 AM
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ragman Offline
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A few days ago in financial news. Warren Buffett previously hadn't invested in airlines in quite a few years quite the contrary.

Airline stocks took off after billionaire investor Warren Buffett disclosed a stake in the nation's four largest carriers.
Stocks of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Continental and Southwest Airlines each got a boost after Monday's revelation.

Last edited by ragman; 11/17/16 03:37 AM. Reason: clarification

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Re: United charging to use overhead bins,& splitting groups [Re: Marty] #519369
11/29/16 02:53 AM
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katzgar Offline
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they are doing everything they can to get people past their need to carry a lot of crap with them.

Re: United charging to use overhead bins,& splitting groups [Re: Marty] #519675
12/10/16 07:16 AM
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Flyingwaldo Offline
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I have their credit card. Two free bags and a couple club passes a year - well worth it.

Re: United charging to use overhead bins,& splitting groups [Re: Marty] #519713
12/11/16 02:53 PM
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Shyboy Offline
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Fly Southwest and they will treat you "like" you have a credit card with them...

A little known fact... Women who are overweight tend to live longer than men who mention it...
Re: United charging to use overhead bins,& splitting groups [Re: Marty] #519724
12/12/16 03:39 AM
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katzgar Offline
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cheaper in the long run for people to deal with their hoarding issues.

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