How The Lowest Price Airline Ticket Could Cost You More In The Long Run

November 22, 2016

It is enticing to see airplane tickets super cheap.  The idea of flying to New York for just $69 puts the idea of an affordable quick getaway.  Be careful of that too good to be true price because it may cost you more in the long run.  The airlines have caught on to our desire to shop price alone and are accommodating with an even leaner version of economy, called basic economy.  So to get that unbelievably low priced ticket, you will be giving up what you've grown accustom to having. The major airlines offer basic economy with no baggage at all and in the case of United Airlines, it means you forfeit the overhead storage bin rights for carry-ons and can only store that carry on under your seat.  So if you have a carry-on bag and a laptop and a personal bag, which is the standard for all airlines, if they don't all store underneath the seat in front of you, you will get sacked with a  checked bag fee, which goes up for each checked bag. So when you are searching for airline tickets, be wary of that first super-low ticket price that pops at the top of the list and before you buy it, make sure you know what the ticket includes.

SOURCE: The Economist

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