Dow Jones hits 23,000 as melt up continues >>> READ MORE

United Airlines Cracking Down on Carry-On Luggage

The airline says the move isn't about increasing revenue


United AirlinesPassengers who attempt to board United Airlines (UAL) flights with carry-on luggage that skirts the airline’s bag size restrictions will face greater scrutiny from United workers.

Frequent United Airlines fliers recently received an email reiterating carry-on bag rules. United Airlines has installed boxes at major airports that determine bag sizes and is pushing its employees to increase enforcement of the rules, the Associated Press notes.

Delta Airlines Breastfeeding Tweet Lands it in Hot Water
Delta Airlines Breastfeeding Tweet Lands it in Hot Water

Carry-on bag size rules are often laxly enforced by airlines. United Airlines will now review carry-on bags at security checkpoints. Passengers with bags that violate the rules will be returned to ticket counters where they will have to shell out $25 to check bags.

United Airlines contends that the increased focus on carry-on bag size is meant to boost available space in overhead bins. A spokesman for United Airlines denied that the move was meant to boost checked-luggage fee revenue.

Still, checked-luggage fees generated $638 million in revenue for United Airlines last year. A United Airlines executive said that the airline would like to boost that by an additional $700 million over the coming four years.

United Airlines stock jumped more than 3% in Wednesday morning trading.

More Airline News:

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media,

©2017 InvestorPlace Media, LLC