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AirlineGeeks Basic: A New Way to Consume Aviation News

Washington, D.C, April 1, 2019 — AirlineGeeks prepares for the future of aviation news as a new decade approaches with AirlineGeeks Basic, a first in the industry. AirlineGeeks will be the first news site in the aviation industry to offer a basic fare for its readers. Beginning April 1, 2019, AirlineGeeks will offer the basic fare option to all readers visiting the website. The brand new transformational basic subscription ensures even the most budget-conscious readers can enjoy the website to…

Opinion: Airlines Must Compete with Better Customer Service

American Airlines’ stock has reached a 52 week low, highlighting a lack of investor confidence in how the airline is operating. This has been reiterated in the aviation blogosphere where many travelers have continued expressing their dissatisfaction, particularly surrounding American’s challenges with providing consistently good service. In the midst of many…

American Airlines Changes Basic Economy Rules, Follows Delta’s Lead with…

American Airlines recently announced a major change to its basic economy fare rules as it will now allow basic economy passengers to bring carry-on luggage on flights, in addition to a personal item. Previously, only passengers with elite status or co-brand credit cards were allowed carry-on luggage. Coming hours before…

Alaska Airlines Announces Basic Economy Fares

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has announced the introduction of a basic economy fare for its passengers. The announcement was made during an earnings call earlier this week. The new fare class will be called “Saver Fare,” with Alaska joining American, United and Delta in offering a no-frills, basic fare. The launch…

Virgin Atlantic Introduces New Discounted Fare Option to Compete with…

On the heels of basic economy being expanded on transatlantic flights by American Airlines and its oneworld partners, Virgin Atlantic has introduced a new fare for consumers seeking a lower cost option for flying the airline. The new fare structure will see three different fare types in the Economy cabin…

American Airlines Spreads Basic Economy to Europe

American Airlines will roll out its Basic Economy fare for transatlantic flights in April, alongside its Oneworld alliance joint venture partners in Europe. This completely expected occurrence allows American to increase incremental revenue on these flights without alienating some of the most price-sensitive customers. Transatlantic Basic Economy will essentially be…

Opinion: Hawaiian Airlines Should Carefully Consider Basic Economy

Hawaiian Airlines is debating introducing basic economy on many of its flights. While basic economy fares have been permeating the US domestic markets through the efforts of the three major domestic carriers, Hawaiian Airlines has been quiet on this topic until now. Basic Economy's Push to Buy Up Airline executives…

Analysis: How We Ended Up with Basic Economy in the…

Frequent travelers have seen the scenario play out all too many times over the past few months. Customers arrive at the airport ready to take their family on a weeklong vacation, only to arrive at the counter and find out that if they want to get on the plane, they…

Opinion: Why We Shouldn’t Blame American Airlines for Rolling Out…

American Airlines has finally launched Basic Economy fares on all routes in the continental United States for immediate travel. American Airlines initially rolled out Basic Economy for sale on February 21 for travel beginning March 1, with some of the initial routes including flights to Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean. At…

Opinion: Is Basic Economy Worth the Savings?

Given the recent announcement of multiple airlines' basic economy fares, is saving a few bucks really worth losing numerous travel benefits from a passenger's perspective? In 2014 alone, the three largest airlines made close to $40 billion on ancillary revenue, or additional fees for customers while traveling, and this number…