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Basic Economy Fares


In months prior several major airlines have announced the “Basic Economy” fare. It’s geared toward bargain travelers. The Basic Economy fare costs less, but comes with restrictions. The fare is roughly $20 to $40 less expensive. The bigger airlines view the “Basic Economy” fare as a way to battle the budget carriers such as Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant. These airlines are known for rock bottom fares but adding fees for everything from seats to water.

Delta: Basic Economy is typically the lowest fare, seats assigned at airport check in, and tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Additionally, Basic Economy fares are not eligible for paid or complimentary First Class, Delta one, Delta Comfort +, or Preferred seat upgrades. Same-day confirmed and same-day standby travel changes are not available.

American: Basic Economy is the lowest fare for this airline as well with seats assigned at airport check in and tickets that are non-refundable and non-changeable. Basic Economy fares are not eligible for upgrades. Same-day standby or flight changes are not available. American does not allow a carry-on bag with this fare.

United: Basic Economy is the lowest fare with United. Seats are assigned at airport check in and the ticket is non-refundable and non-changeable. Basic Economy fares are not eligible for upgrades. Same-day standby or flight changes are not available. United does not allow a carry-on with this fare.

Let AurTravel help you decide if a Basic Economy Fare is best for you, call us today at 402-891-6909.

Debbie Lee started working for AurTravel in May 2016 as a Travel Consultant Assistant. She brings over 20 years experience working with corporate travelers & groups tending to all their air, car and hotel needs. In her free time Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, and watching her children play sports.

 

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