Comparing Basic Economy Between American, Delta, and United

Comparison between American's Main Cabin and Basic Economy fares. Source: American Airlines

We reported last night on rumored details about American Airlines’ Basic Economy fares, and it looks like American has made it official this morning. The fares will be available in 10 markets to start, with tickets available starting February 10, 2017. American Airlines’ New Basic Economy Fares Most of the important details are as expected, including the limit…

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Details about American Basic Economy – No Carry-Ons, Group 9 Boarding?

American Airlines Main Cabin onboard the 777-300ER. Source: American Airlines

Legacy US carriers are trying to compete with low cost carriers, and Delta and United have both launched “Basic Economy” product. Delta launched their Basic Economy product in 2012, which is Economy but with tons of restrictions. For example, Basic Economy fares aren’t eligible for upgrades, changes or refunds, and seat selection. However, customers are sill allowed to…

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Air India To Link Delhi and Washington DC

Air India First Class 777-300ER. Photo by the author.

Air India unloaded a slew of new routes and destinations on Twitter this morning, but one might be particularly interesting to those based in the US. Specifically, Air India will be launching non-stop flights between Washington DC and Delhi in July 2017. Air India currently offers non-stop service between Delhi and Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK),…

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20% Off Asia Miles Awards Between Hong Kong and SFO/LAX, Among Others

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Asia Miles isn’t the most popular program out there, due to the pretty high award prices for short- and mid-haul flights, and a somewhat complicated booking process if you’re hoping to maximize the routing rules. However, the points are relatively easy to come by (they are a transfer partner with Citi ThankYou, SPG, and American…

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Cathay Pacific is Cost Cutting By Cleaning Their Planes Less Frequently?!

Cathay Pacific cleaning crew at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Photo by the author.

Legacy Asian carriers are facing fierce competitions in the region, with low cost carriers offering significantly cheaper fares that appeal to ultra price-sensitive customers. Singapore Airlines has their Scoot venture, which is aimed at the leisure market and traditional LCC audience. Cathay Pacific is feeling some of the pressure, especially since they had been hedging fuel and losing…

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