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.
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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.