This is why flight attendants love United Airlines' new basic economy fares

Los Angeles Times 

Shortly after United Airlines announced the launch this week of its new "basic economy" fares, travelers began to gripe on social media sites. Most fliers complained that such fares wouldn't allow passengers to choose their seats and would mean each passenger gets only one carry-on item that can fit under the seat -- don't try to put it in an overhead compartment. "Why do you have to make a $ off everything," one flier tweeted at United. "Great low fares but no bags or seat assign. Flying used to be fun now it's a hassle."