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Buyer beware as big airlines embrace ‘basic economy’ fares

Source: Lori Aratani, Washington Post

When Michael Zwirn recently booked tickets for his family to travel from Washington to Chicago to Boston, he snagged what he thought was a great deal — until he read the fine print. It turned out he’d inadvertently purchased “basic economy” tickets on United Airlines, which meant no changes, no access to the overhead bins and, most critically, no guarantee the three of them would be seated together.

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