Recent UW TravelWIse Site Updates
Restrictions on Basic Economy Airline Tickets
February 10th, 2017 - 9:22 AM
As Delta introduced last year now American and United Airlines have implemented highly restricted basic economy fare options that all University travelers and travel arrangers should be aware of. This type of fare while low cost, has traditionally not appealed to business travelers. Fox will continue to alert by email any traveler or arranger who has booked a basic economy fare. The traveler will be advised of the restrictions and prompted to void their ticket within the 24-hour void period should they wish to ticket a less restrictive economy fare. The following diagram illustrates the restrictions of these basic fares by air carrier:
Fox recommends all travelers and travel arrangers review fare restrictions prior to selecting any flight online. Fox travel counselors will verbally advise of these fare restrictions when making flight arrangements with the UW’s dedicated agent reservation team.