So, United announced a class where being able to bring a bag for the overhead bin cost extra. The story and comments are about what you expect.
What they miss is the fact is that consumers and the marketplace have spoken and this model works. Need proof? Ryan Air and Spirit. They haven’t gone out of business doing what they do, so other carriers follow suit. If the legacy carriers are loosing revenue due to these low cost carriers it only makes sense for the legacies to make a portion of the plane available to that constituency.