United Un­veils Ba­sic Econ­omy

Business Traveler (USA) - - UPFRONT -

United has an­nounced its much-an­tic­i­pated Ba­sic Econ­omy fare, a lower cost, no-frills econ­omy class of­fer­ing which will limit customer options by re­mov­ing or re­strict­ing cer­tain fea­tures that are stan­dard in United’s Econ­omy class.

Among the changes Ba­sic Econ­omy will im­pose:

• Seat­ing can­not be as­signed in ad­vance, and once as­signed, can­not be changed.

• With some ex­cep­tions, carry-on luggage will be gate checked for a fee.

• Mileage Plus mem­bers will earn award miles but other ben­e­fits are lim­ited.

• Ba­sic Econ­omy will not be el­i­gi­ble for Econ­omy Plus or pre­mium cabin up­grades.

• Ba­sic Econ­omy will board in the last board­ing group.

Other rules and re­stric­tions ap­ply. How­ever Ba­sic Econ­omy fare pas­sen­gers will have the same Econ­omy cabin din­ing, WiFi and in­flight en­ter­tain­ment options, ac­cord­ing to the air­line. The new fare class will be avail­able for spring travel.

Get more in­for­ma­tion at united.com.

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