29th June 2020


What is basic economy on United?

United has two types of economy fares: economy and basic economy. Basic economy provides a lower-priced fare but may place restrictions on seat assignment, boarding, carry-on baggage, upgrades, changes, refunds, elite earning and elite benefits.

Just so, can I bring a carry on with United Basic Economy?

For trans-Atlantic flights, all travelers with a Basic Economy ticket — even those without a MileagePlus credit card — can bring a full-sized carry-on bag on board. The qualifying MileagePlus credit card must be used to purchase the ticket.

Also Know, how do I know if my United flight is basic economy?

Basic Economy fares are available on select routes. If available for a particular flight, the Basic Economy option will be displayed on the search results page on united.com and on the "Choose your travel experience" section of the United app.

Does Basic Economy guarantee a seat?

When purchasing a Basic Economy ticket, you will not receive a complimentary seat assignment but may be able to purchase advance seat assignments during booking and up until check-in opens.
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