United Airlines Cracks Down On Oversized Carry-On Bags http://nation.time.com/2014/03/04/un...carry-on-bags/
"United Airlines is taking a tough stance on oversized carry-on bags.
The Chicago-based airline’s policies haven’t changed, but the company is enforcing its existing rules much more strictly.
United has installed bag-sizers at most airports and emailed its frequent fliers to remind them of carry-on size rules. As of Saturday, any passenger whose bag exceeds the dimensions for carry-ons will be sent back to ticket counters to pay a $25 fee, the Associated Press reports.
The carry-on size limits of 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches or smaller have been in place for years, but airlines haven’t consistently enforced them. A 2008 rule that charged passengers $25 to check a suitcase encouraged many passengers to bring their bags into overstuffed airplane cabins."
Full Associated Press Story- Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit
United Carry-on baggage Policy http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/trav...eCarry-On.aspx
It is going to be unpopular with some, but imo, good for United. I can only imagine all the poor slobs who have been paying the checked baggage fee only to arrive at the gate and be told that the flight is full, there won’t be enough room for everyone’s carry-ons, and they will check your bags for free.