Basic Economy Fares

American, Delta and United Airlines now offer a new type of low fare for the leisure market called Basic Economy fares. These fares have very tight restrictions and client feedback indicates that they are not conducive to corporate travel programs. Some of the restrictions include no residual ticket value upon cancellation, no flight exchanges or refunds, no seat assignments until check-in, a last to board assignment and no option for paid or complimentary upgrades.

For most corporate travelers, the experience of flying on a Basic Economy fare is unlikely to be a positive one unless he or she is well aware of the limitations. Based on client feedback, these fares are not available on Egencia.

To help you understand the nuances between the basic economy fares offered by American, Delta and United, Egencia created the infographic below.