The airline recently upped the fee to ship a bike one way to an industry leading $175 one way, and now the airline will charge double for plus sized passengers.
The new United Airline policy states that passenger who, "are unable to fit into a single seat in the ticketed cabin; are unable to properly
buckle the seatbelt using a single seatbelt extender; and/or are unable to put the seat's armrests down when seated" will be denied boarding unless they purchase an extra seat.
That's right if a passenger now takes up two seats, they'll be charged for both seats.
And if a second seat in unavailable on the flight, the passenger will be forced to take a latter flight.
"The seat purchase or upgrade must be completed for each leg of the itinerary," the United policy states. "If a customer meeting any of the above-listed criteria decides not to upgrade or purchase a ticket for an additional seat, he or she will not be permitted to board the flight."
According to cbs2chicago.com:
"The policy applies to tickets bought on or after March 4, for travel on Wednesday or later, according to the United Web site."
"Please understand that we care a great deal about all of our customers' well-being, and we have implemented this policy to help ensure that everyone's travel experiences with United are comfortable and pleasant," United said on its Web site.