Basic Economy

Save on your ticket price and get most of the same inflight services as standard Economy, like drinks, snacks, and inflight entertainment. Make sure to check the rules and restrictions before booking.

Your bags

Personal item

You can travel with one personal item, like a shoulder bag, backpack, or laptop bag that fits under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on bag

Carry-on bags are not included unless you're flying to South America, across the Atlantic or across the Pacific. You can prepay to check a bag or check a carry-on at your gate for the regular bag fee plus an additional $25.

Checked bags

You can check your bags for a fee. If you’re flying across the Pacific, you get one free checked bag.

For MileagePlus Premier members or cardholders

You get one free carry-on if you’re a MileagePlus member with Premier status, traveling with a Premier member, or are the primary card member of a qualifying MileagePlus credit card or a Star Alliance Gold member.

Baggage fee calculator

Depending on where and how you travel, you may have to pay to check your bag. Use our calculator to see how much it'll cost to check your bags.

Baggage fee calculator

Depending on where and how you travel, you may have to pay to check your bag. Use our calculator to see how much it'll cost to check your bags.

Your seats

Seat assignments

We’ll pick a seat for you and automatically assign it to you before boarding.

Sitting with your family

If you're traveling with your family or in a group and want to sit together, consider buying a seat assignment in advance. Otherwise, we can't guarantee you'll all sit together.

Changes and cancellations

You can’t change your flight and refunds aren’t allowed past the 24-hour flexible booking window. After 24 hours, if you need to cancel your flight, you may be eligible for a travel credit.

At the airport

Checking in with a bag

You can check in ahead of time on our website or app.

Checking in without a checked bag

You can begin check in on our website or app. We'll help you complete the final steps at the airport to make sure your bag is the right size.

Boarding group

You’ll board in Group 5 unless an exception applies.

Adding benefits

Adding benefits

If you want more flexibility you can add benefits like the option to change or cancel your flight, bring a carry-on bag, choose your own seat or upgrade to Economy Plus or a premium cabin.

If you want more flexibility you can add benefits like the option to change or cancel your flight, bring a carry-on bag, choose your own seat or upgrade to Economy Plus or a premium cabin.

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Economy®

Standard legroom and space
Seats are located at the back and middle of the plane
In-seat power isn't always available
Free soft drinks, juices, tea, and freshly brewed illy coffee

Economy Plus®

Extra legroom and space
Seats are located in front of Economy
In-seat power is always available
Free soft drinks, juices, tea, and freshly brewed illy coffee
Earn Premier qualifying points

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