United Airlines said on Friday that they are installing larger air boxes for their fleets, an attempt to end the anxiety-provoking and time-consuming game of musical chairs that often end up requiring travelers to check their luggage at the gate.  Passengers often fight for some of the most expensive properties in an aircraft when they choose to put on their bags to avoid paying checked baggage fees.
"This is my Mona Lisa," Toby Enqvist, United's chief customer officer, said at a corporate event when he showed a picture of six suitcases neatly stacked in the new trash cans. By the middle of the next decade, United expects to add garbage cans to around 80% of its fleet.
American Airlines also delivers dozens of new Airbus aircraft with air boxes that have 40% more storage space than older models and updates older aircraft immediately with greater overhead storage.
Delta Air Lines earlier this month began selling a $ 59-a-year subscription, which, in addition to eight drink vouchers, includes previous boarding so travelers can claim space on the ground before lower-paying travelers.
United's barefoot basic economy fares have the strictest baggage policy of any American airline: Travelers cannot bring a full-size carrying bag on board. The airline has no immediate plans to change that, Enqvist said.