New Fee for United Airlines Passengers

United Airlines AircraftBad news for United Airlines passengers. The airline is instituting a new $9 fee (the amount may vary) for early boarding. This fee is for Economy passengers, not Basic Economy.

View from the Wing has the story.

The primary reason that passengers prefer to board early is so they can find overhead bin space, so this new fee is essentially a tax on bin space.

It seems likely that the other domestic airlines will copy this new revenue enhancement.