As Basic Economy Spreads, So Do Its Headaches

By | November 28, 2016

[UPDATE, Feb 3, 2017: We published new information related to this article here.]

[UPDATE, Jan. 19, 2017: American Airlines' version of Basic Economy goes on sale Feb. 21 for travel starting March 1, first in 10 select markets. Like Delta's and United's, AA's new bottom-level product is meant to provide more choices for customers and a defense against no-frills competitors. Those purchasing the nonrefundable fares cannot make any changes, get an upgrade or use overhead bins. They . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.