Delta Requiring Passengers to Agree to Basic Economy Restrictions Before Purchasing Ticket

By Paul Riegler on 18 August 2015
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DSC_2015Delta Air Lines has begun requiring passengers booking the airline’s cheapest class of service to accept the terms and conditions that accompany such a ticket’s purchase.

Purchasers of Basic Economy tickets are required to click “I agree to the restrictions” as well as “Yes” in order to proceed with the purchase.  The restrictions include “Last to board and last to access overhead bin space” although those holding Medallion status in Delta’s SkyMiles program are exempt from that one.

Other restrictions include “No seat assignment until after check-in,” “No refunds,” “No ticket changes,” “No paid or complimentary upgrades,” and “No same-day confirmed or same-day standby travel changes.”

Basic Economy is a cheaper fare class than standard coach although seats are in the same cabin.  A flight in early November from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Orlando International Airport is $236 in coach but $216 in Basic Economy.

The inexpensive Basic Economy seats are not available on all flights.  The airline says that the tickets are for passengers who  are “looking for a low fare” with travel plans “that aren’t likely to change” and who and won’t mind where they sit.

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