As most frequent travelers know, basic economy has evolved quite significantly since airlines began adding the low-cost fare option over the course of the last decade.
Originally seen by airlines as a way to compete with low-cost carriers, the general principal has remained pretty consistent: you pay a lower ticket price than you would for a main cabin ticket, but you’ll lose some of the services on your flight — or at least lose complimentary access to them.
On the other hand, airlines have made quite a few changes when it comes to what all is included with a basic economy fare, what isn’t, and what you can add for a fee after choosing the lower-priced ticket.
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TPG has guides with everything you’ll need to know when it comes to the rules of basic economy with American, Delta and United.
However, considering how basic economy policies differ from one airline to another, not to mention how they’ve…