Which Basic Economy Fares We Post

Beat Delta Basic Economy

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Over the past year, we’ve seen American, Delta, and United all shift to no-frills “Basic Economy” fares. You are now required to pay more for the benefits you previously got for free. The problem is there is little uniformity from airline to airline as far as what is included in the new fare. The main thing is seat assignment is not included across the board.

For domestic fares, I have decided not to post American and United fares as they don’t include free carry-on. Delta allows free carry-on, so going forward I will be posting Delta Basic Economy fares with a disclaimer that seat assignment is not included. We will continue to post American, Delta, and United international fares.


Basics of “Basic Economy”


Domestic Fares We Post

  • Alaska
  • Delta Basic Economy
  • JetBlue
  • Sun Country
  • Virgin America


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2 Responses

  1. bruce says:

    You might post United with the disclaimer that you’d need a United Explorer card (or status) to get free carry on as well as a free checked bag. Not sure if AA has a similar program with their card(s).

    • We need to keep things are simple as possible, otherwise it confuses people. There are several credit cards which offer great benefits like the United card but for the day to day deals I gotta keep it easy to understand. Appreciate the feedback bruce!

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