Well, sometimes you get what you pay for. Our group of four adults had planned our Italian trip for 18 months. We shopped for airline tickets 330 days prior, and watched each and every day. One day we just by chance stumbled upon a economy class ticket on United with one connection through Newark bound for Milan. The cost for upgrading to Economy Plus with extra legroom, plus purchasing trip insurance, each ticket cost only $881 RT. So, we felt good about the purchase. Most tickets beginning the next day, and right up to our day of departure cost anywhere from $1200 to $1400. So shopping.....paid off for us. Still the plane is packed, seats are on top of one another, and the airline changed the type of plane, so our original seat assignments were completely rearranged. Aisle seats were reassigned as middle seats, sitting with our travel companions, then had us spread out over three different aisles. Additionally, United departed four hours earlier from ATL then the original purchased tickets, so it required us to arrive the evening prior and book two additional hotel rooms at an added cost so as to make the flights and clear TSA timely. Leave it to United International. I personally have flown on United over 600,000 miles over the years. It's gotten a whole lot worse over time. Good Luck !! Travel Safe.