The airline industry is constantly trying to think of new ways to make extra money. They have been doing this sort of thing for years. However, United Airlines has taken this activity to an entirely new level. They are going to start limiting their low-fare passengers to a single carry-on bag. The bag must be able to under the seat of the passenger. This move copies the strategies of some of the other airlines that have taken business away from United in recent years because of their low fares. United has found it difficult to compete with these cheaper airlines and remain profitable at the same time. Executives at United believe that this decision to limit carry-on bags will help to improve the slumping profits of the company.
United’s decision is considered to be a brave one in the airline industry because no other U.S. airline has decided to limit their passengers when it comes to carry-on baggage. The goal of the company is to bring new passengers on board and make their regular passengers pay more for their tickets. It remains to be seen if this will be successful or not. United has said this will not be the only change they will be implementing. A spokesman for the airline has said that other new policies will be introduced in 2017. However, he did no get into specifics about what those new policies would be. There is no question that United is taking a risk. However, it is a necessary one.