Predicatably, reaction was predictable, with predictable passenger blogs kvetching. But the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association
quoted its chairman, Captain Steve Wallach, as saying, “There they go again. The management at United should be trying to improve conditions for passengers, not finding back-handed ways to charge them more.” Wallach also suggested that perhaps United could focus less on executive bonuses. The United move follows by a day or two a move by Frontier to begin charging $15 for a first piece of checked luggage.