Which airlines offer
Basic Economy Flights?
Basic Economy at Air Canada is called Economy Basic. Tickets aren't entitled to any changes or cancellations but ticket upgrades aren't available. Food and drinks onboard can be purchased onboard but inflight entertainment is still available on a personal 22.6cm TV. A piece of carry-on baggage is allowed for free and checked baggage comes with a fee. Please visit the Air Canada website for more information.
Basic Economy on American Airlines offers one piece of carry on baggage and a personal item onboard. However, it doesn't cover any checked baggage on the ticket. Passengers can request for an upgrade and make changes at a later date with a fee. Changes are only available for flights to and from Europe, South America and Africa. Seats can only be selected for a fee. Please visit the American Airlines website for more information.
Passengers on British Airways' Basic Economy can choose their allocated seat at airport check-in for free. If you are travelling on a long-haul flight, you are would also receive a free onboard meal. All Basic Economy passengers have two pieces of hand baggage free regardless, but changes and cancellations come with a fee. Please visit the British Airways website for more information.
Basic Economy is Delta's cheapest fare type available and with the least amenities onboard. Free non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for Basic Economy passengers as well as in-flight entertainment with a wide range of movies and shows. Just like the other airlines, only carry-on baggage is within the free baggage allowance and free allocated seats are only available at airport check-in. Flight changes or upgrades are not permitted for the passengers. Please visit our guide on Delta Basic Economy flights for more information.
The Basic Economy fare on Lufthansa is called 'Economy Light'. Tickets are the cheapest compared to other fare types, but passengers aren't eligible for flight changes nor refunds. Only one piece of carry-on baggage allowed within the baggage allowance. Seat reservation can only be made for free at airport check-in. Please visit the Lufthansa website for more information.
Basic Economy on United Airlines flights permits passengers to carry a personal and one piece of carry-on baggage on selected routes. However, allocated seats prior to airport check-in, flight changes and cancellations are not allowed. Passengers can still redeem their frequent flyer points when flying on Basic Economy. Please visit the United Airlines website for more information.