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Feb 5, 6: However, for the vast majority of the travelling public read: Airlines control which fares are available to various channels, so this may be an airline site only fare. With OTAs especially, I can see how the low BE fares may appear to infrequent travelers as a bait and switch or drip pricing, after they see the low fare on a site, and then feel the Airtran seat assignments to purchase extras, if they even realize that they need to do so before arriving at the airport.
Basic economy is a system to make legacy airlines show up more on the Google, Kayak, etc. United does want to sell this product, it helps solve gatechecked bag problems. United does not really care about their passengers. Their business is based on the fact that they are trying to monopolize airports so flyers have no choice.
When it comes to passenger choice, United will never win.
It prays on the staggeringly high number of Americans with low numeracy to charge them more money. Who would make a seven day trip anywhere, with no included checked bag and no carry on? A vacationer to a nudist camp? I am trying to figure out exactly who could actually benefit from the fare situation you laid out.
This flyer, to really save any money, has to be traveling without any checked baggage or carry-on, not caring where they sit, or expecting to be hungry or thirsty.
I think this is to discourage people from trying to sneak it on.
Checked bag fees are the same. There are many people who will fly somewhere for a weekend trip if the price is right.
For a weekend trip, a backpack is more than enough. They often vary with route, advance purchase, etc. If you are a person that travels the world and packs REALLY light — I know two of these people and they handwash one of their two sets of clothes every night, living out of a backpack that would be tough for me to squeeze my stuff into for 2 days.
Or you could be like us. Family of 4, traveling to a warm place for 6 days. In my opinion the basic product on all airlines should be a seat, a seat belt, computer selected seat assignment at check-in, and the beverage service offered to everyone else.
The gate agents made multiple announcements that Basic Economy customers in Group 9 with more than 1 bag needed to come to the counter to check their extra bag s.
Basic Economy allows 1 under-seat bag. I saw several small bags being checked. Kudos to the gate agents for making the announcements before boarding started in an effort to speed up that process.
Lots of confusion out there! Thx, Stan Feb 5, 7: You have no control and they are way too restrictive. But, then again, it seems like people will sacrifice any sense of control or comfort to save a few bucks. If they could come up with an option for people to fly as cargo to save even more money, some would gladly sign up.Allegiant Air (usually shortened to Allegiant and stylized as allegiant) is an American low-cost airline that operates scheduled and charter flights.
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For some people this matters a lot. Really, though, unless you have a lower rank than, say, B30 or so, your odds of getting on the plane and finding only middle seats available are pretty low (given that most of LUV’s planes seat people, and are 3×3, so ~1/3 of those seats are middle seats), even worst case scenario if the flight is full.
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