You heard that right, did some research and it's happening. They are banning carry on bags and over head bins use for basic economy passengers.
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  2. It's a business strategy so they can advertise super-low ticket prices, but upcharge on everything a reasonable traveller would want later.
  3. Charges such as picking a seat. Not a good seat, mind you, any seat. If you don't pay this fee, you have a guaranteed middle seat, probably towards the back of the plane, and you are not sitting with your party. They also charge you to print a boarding pass at the airport.
  4. A friend of mine who also confirmed it, works for AA, but a different sector that handles express flights. Stated they can pay him and his colleagues less than $10/hr, but still boast to the media that THEIR workers make over $30/hr.
  5. Now I have to try other Airlines with great services.