This U.S. Airline Is Charging More For Economy Seats Near The Front Of The Plane

Just when you thought airlines couldn’t possibly find a way to charge more for basic conveniences, one U.S. carrier is asking customers to pay more for economy seats near the front of the plane.

United Airlines will now charge an additional fee to book economy seats toward the front of the plane. These seats are ideal for easier boarding and disembarking, and the airline has started pricing them accordingly.

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United is also introducing new perks for business clients who have United’s Mileage Plus Premier status. One of those perks is a waived fee to book economy seats near the front of the plane.

While pricing for the new “preferred seating” has yet to be released, the airline has said that if the front seats aren’t filled by check-in time, they will be available to last-minute ticket buyers at no extra fee.