United Airlines has been rolling out Basic Economy fares on so many routes. At this point, pretty much all domestic routes offer Basic Economy in some fashion. How many people are booking them, and how much money is it generating for United Airlines?
Basic Economy fares have now spread across all 3 of the legacy carriers. American Airlines and United Airlines took a harsher path than Delta did, taking away even more benefits than Delta did. Is this the beginning or the end of the latest round of cuts customers will have to endure?
Now that Delta, American and United have Basic Economy fares, we have lots of questions. What if you purchased a basic economy fare from American Airlines and made a mistake, or changed your mind later? Are you stuck?
Just another thing to be careful about when it comes to Basic Economy fares. Now that the Big 3 are all in the pool when it comes to offering bare bones fares, here’s another pitfall to consider.
Remember those days when you chose between coach and first class when you bought an airline ticket? Or, if you’re like most people, walked past first class on your way to the coach seat you purchased? The times are a-changing, with 3 different flavors of “coach” coming to an American Airlines plane near you later this year.