Here’s The Breakdown Of The Changes In Basic Economy For 2019

It’s January so you know what that means…it’s time to look at what changes airlines have made in the rules for basic economy tickets over the last year. In 2018, every airline tweaked their offerings and Alaska Airlines introduced their version of a basic economy ticket, called Saver Fares. In 2019, it shouldn’t, be a surprise that they’ve all made changes, yet again, when it comes to the rules for basic economy.

Here’s the breakdown for each airline when flying a domestic U.S. route as of January 2019. Rules can be different for international flights booked in Basic Economy and can be found on each airline’s website.

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Which Airline Did We Fly The Most This Year?

It’s the last week of the year and I’m looking back at our travels from 2018. While I usually have an idea of where we will be going during the upcoming year, I don’t have as clear of an idea of how we’re going to be getting to those places.

Going back to my year in review post for 2017, the majority of our flights were on Delta with a scattered number of flights on American, JetBlue, Southwest and United. How did 2018 compare to our pattern from 2017? Quite differently, as it turned out.

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Hints For Last Minute Shoppers Who Will Buy Just About Anything For Travelers

It’s Christmas evening. Most of the presents have been exchanged but maybe you’re on the way to a party and didn’t purchase a gift for that frequent traveler in your life. Fortunately, several airlines have items for sale perfect for the last minute, non-discerning shopper.

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The Coolest Things Airlines Have Done For Christmas

Airlines get a bad rap. People are always complaining about flights being canceled or gate agents saying their carry on bags are too big (ummm, more than once!), or that there’s no more room in the overhead (and then they break something in the bag they made them check), or….oh, wait. Those are OUR complaints about airlines. But you know all that and more has happened with just about every airline out there, time and time again. So when airlines do something nice for people, it doesn’t necessarily give us warm fuzzies, but at least gets rid of some of the sharper icicles for a few hours. Stuff like this…

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Airline Boarding Groups: The Master List

When you check in for a flight, either by printing a boarding pass on your computer or by using a mobile device, you’re provided with a boarding group. This lets you know when you’ll be getting on the plane. GettingĀ  group 3 on one airline might be great but could be terrible for another airline.

Regardless of that number, just know you’re not getting on the plane when the boarding process starts unless you’re a super elite frequent flyer or a disabled passenger in a wheelchair. The passengers with some sort of loyalty with the airline or one of their partners and the passengers who paid for first class will go next. Why not stay seated until your group (or at least the one right before it is called) cause you’re gonna have a long wait just to have your ticket scanned and all you’re going to is stand on the jet bridge for a while before getting on the plane.

Just be patient and don’t be like the people in this video from JetBlue

 

 

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