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Google Flights improvement: filter by overhead bin access

A reader on Twitter has alerted us that Google Flights has added an awesome new filtering capability that is going to make shopping for flights much less painful for those irritated by basic economy and low-cost-carriers that display prices that don’t include a carry-on bag: a flighter to show flights that include overhead bin access. It looks like it works really well — even knowing to include the carry-on fee for Spirit so that you can compare…

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(EXPIRED) Hawaii Sale – Delta Basic Economy For Less Than $350 RT

Delta Sale To Hawaii

There have been several sales to Hawaii recently (e.g. here, here and here.) We can add to that list today as Delta’s having a sale with Basic Economy tickets going for under $350, including cities on the east coast. The Deal Fly round trip from various cities in the continental US to Hawaii for less than $350. Key Terms Tickets are Basic Economy which doesn’t include checked baggage, seats are assigned after check-in, etc. Quick…

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East coast to Vegas from $78.80 in Basic Economy

Basic economy may not be the luxurious way to travel, but there are some fares to Las Vegas today that are so cheap it may be worth the pain — and if ever there were a destination where everything you’ll need should fit under the seat in front of you, Vegas may be it. God Save the Points reports fares to Las Vegas as low as $78.40 round trip on United from Washington DC or Chicago (or Denver or Los Angeles…

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Is $49 RT to Miami cheap enough to fly basic economy?

I saw a Slickdeals post come up this morning for airfare between Detroit and Miami for just $49 round trip. Clicking through to read the details, I saw that it was a Basic Economy fare — meaning that you can not select a seat and you are only allowed a bag that fits under the seat in front of you (no overhead bin access, no checked bags). That got me to wondering: how low is low enough to put up…

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How to avoid United Basic Economy

avoid United Basic Economy

Avoid United Basic Economy In the time since I published “How to avoid basic economy when paying with points,” United rolled out their Basic Economy product to virtually all domestic routes.  And, it turns out that United Basic Economy is the worst.  They offer no advanced seat assignments, no ability to upgrade, no same day changes or refunds, no overhead carry-ons, and no elite qualifying earnings. And, just to really make your life miserable, if you…

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How to avoid basic economy when paying with points

avoid basic economy

Please find an updated version of this post here: How to avoid basic economy when paying with points. You gotta love the marketing genius that came up with the concept of basic economy.  I imagine that the first executive meeting on the topic went something like this: Marketing Guy: Let’s introduce a fare option that is crappier than regular economy.  That way we can charge more for regular economy while telling our customers that they’ll…

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