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http://fortune.com/2016/03/01/airlines-basic-economy/


Smaller seats, and even fewer perks than economy.

There’s a new class of service coming to an aircraft near you: “basic” economy — also dubbed by consumer advocates, “economy minus” or “last class.”

Already offered by discount carriers and one major, Delta Air Lines, the product category is likely to intensify what critics call the industry’s race to the bottom, as airlines cut amenities and services in order to satisfy bargain-hungry passengers and boost profits. America’s other legacy carriers, American Airlines and United Airlines, say they’re on the verge of introducing their own version of a “basic” economy fare.



This sort of conjures up in my mind a mental picture of the film Titanic, where the poor folks are crammed together down near the bottom of the ship's hull. Heck, maybe airlines would start cramming people in cargo holds with the luggage bags and handing them oxygen masks, calling it "baggage class"!

Look, the airlines should just cut the bull get right to the point by naming it "Poor Man's Class". That would get rid of the confusion real quick if all the airlines follow suit. Don't try dressing it up by calling it "basic" or "basic economy" or crap like that.

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Posted 4/19/16
I don't see it as a "poor man's ticket."
I think it's okay if your flight is only a few hours short and you're a single passenger.
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I don't see it as a "poor man's ticket."
I think it's okay if your flight is only a few hours short and you're a single passenger.


You're right

I guess most of my flights are those trans-Pacific, trans-Atlantic jobs that leave me sore and exhausted, and being even more cramped up would just totally kick my ass
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The term basic doesn't sound right for some reason I think Economy Plus sounds better, although maybe Super Economy would make more sense. But those do sound kinda uncomfortable.
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here Is you basic class for a basic bitch

im jk jk lol
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I was thinking "Cargo Class".

You get to sit in a special cubby with no seatbelt and nowhere to store your carry-on (you must hold it).

You're totally screwed if you need to go to the bathroom.
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I'd take it with the knowledge that it's not any more dangerous than the rest of the plane.
I will also assume this means cargo class costs the same as the old economy and the new economy costs a little more to limit the number of people with cheap tickets to what's available in the back of the plane.
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When you said "Cargo class" my first thought was you would be crammed into the overhead carry on compartment.

Just wait that's step one, next they're going to have "Standing room only".
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LOL ^
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seeing as it would cost me $3400+ to America and back on basic...i will happily take a poor mans ticket :D

Less cost for less comfort ability is AMAZING AS FUCK i don't care if i feel sore for 24 hours if it saves me a few hundred
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seeing as it would cost me $3400+ to America and back on basic...i will happily take a poor mans ticket :D

Less cost for less comfort ability is AMAZING AS FUCK i don't care if i feel sore for 24 hours if it saves me a few hundred :D


A leather recliner is not a few hundred better than a wooden chair especially when you can't keep it.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

seeing as it would cost me $3400+ to America and back on basic...i will happily take a poor mans ticket :D

Less cost for less comfort ability is AMAZING AS FUCK i don't care if i feel sore for 24 hours if it saves me a few hundred :D


A leather recliner is not a few hundred better than a wooden chair especially when you can't keep it.



Pretty much...heck i will happily stand or sit on the floor if that reduces the costs more ...XD

I'm a cheap person if i can afford to travel i will do so as cheap as i can if i get somewhere to sleep i go as cheap as i can within reason (internet etc needed) Life is easy when you are happy living with cheap stuff.

(which is why when i get the job i want making 80-100k a year i will be set since food,internet and rent will cost me like 40k a year xD)

More money for travelling for holidays and even then i want to be cheap
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Ryulightorb wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

seeing as it would cost me $3400+ to America and back on basic...i will happily take a poor mans ticket :D

Less cost for less comfort ability is AMAZING AS FUCK i don't care if i feel sore for 24 hours if it saves me a few hundred :D


A leather recliner is not a few hundred better than a wooden chair especially when you can't keep it.



Pretty much...heck i will happily stand or sit on the floor if that reduces the costs more ...XD

I'm a cheap person if i can afford to travel i will do so as cheap as i can if i get somewhere to sleep i go as cheap as i can within reason (internet etc needed) Life is easy when you are happy living with cheap stuff.

(which is why when i get the job i want making 80-100k a year i will be set since food,internet and rent will cost me like 40k a year xD)

More money for travelling for holidays and even then i want to be cheap


Yeah. It doesn't save time so you may as well save money to spend more on the best part of the journey.
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I heard that for even less you can just be strapped to the wings of the plane.
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The term basic doesn't sound right for some reason I think Economy Plus sounds better, although maybe Super Economy would make more sense. But those do sound kinda uncomfortable.


That would be false advertising since Economy Plus sounds like it's above Economy when it's BELOW.........

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