Basic economy fares allow travellers to fly for less if they’re willing to sacrifice some amenities. I chose the fare on a recent trip to Europe and only paid $US284 for the roundtrip ticket. Despite the restrictions, I was easily able to get the best out of the fare and […]
Finnair flies between New York and Helsinki with daily service on an Airbus A330-300. I recently flew on it during a trip to Copenhagen for $US280 roundtrip in basic economy. Basic economy is known for being the most restrictive fare with strict rules limiting what passengers are entitled to including […]
JetBlue will sell a new basic economy fare, the airline said on Tuesday. The fare, called Blue Basic, earns fewer frequent flyer miles, doesn’t allow any changes or cancellations, boards last, and charges extra for seat assignments in advance. American, Delta, and United all offer basic economy, and say the […]
Alaska Airlines has been ranked the best airline in the US two years in a row by Money, and it’s been named the best traditional airline in North America by JD Power and Associates for 12 years straight. I recently flew with Alaska Air one-way from New York to Los […]
JetBlue Airways announced it will now be adding its own edition of basic economy to its seating choices, joining domestic rivals American Airlines,United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines in offering lower priced economy-section fares. JetBlue President and COO Joanna Geragthy wrote in a letter to crew members the airline’s “success […]
I flew basic economy on Delta Air Lines recently. My flight got canceled, but the airline’s customer service was truly impressive – in stark contrast to my colleague’s recent experience on an ultra-low-cost carrier. American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines have introduced basic economy to compete in price with low-cost […]
American Airlines will allow basic economy ticket holders a free carry on bag beginning September 5. The airline announced the policy change during its second quarter 2018 earnings call. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker cited the need to make basic economy more competitive in the marketplace and consumer-friendly as the […]
Major airlines such as Delta,United, and American Airlines started offering basic economy fares in 2016 and 2017. Basic economy tickets are meant to be the cheapest tickets on the plane and restrict a traveller’s flexibility, choices, and luggage. I flew basic economy on both Delta and United over a holiday […]
Alaska Airlines will introduce a discount ticket this fall called the Saver Fare. Saver Fare tickets are similar to the basic economy offerings on American, Delta, and United. However, Alaska’s Saver Fare is less restrictive in that it allows passengers to pre-select seats at the time purchase. On Wednesday, Alaska […]
Alaska Airlines announced that it is going to offer a new discount fare class beginning this fall the Saver Fare. Saver Fare tickets will not be changeable or cancellable and those who hold these tickets are not eligible for upgrades. In addition, those travelling with these tickets will board the […]
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