Mike Timmermann, Clark.com
Alaska Airlines is responding to basic economy fares from Delta, American and United by offering a cheaper fare of its own.
During a recent earnings call, Alaska Airlines executives announced that the company will introduce a new option called the “Saver Fare” starting this fall.
Alaska Airlines to unveil new ‘Saver Fare’ to compete with basic economy
These fares will be cheaper than an economy ticket, but there are additional restrictions:
- Seats assigned at the rear of the plane
- Guests are last to board
- Upgrades not permitted
- Tickets can’t be changed or canceled
Alaska Airlines executives didn’t mention any carry-on bag restrictions. That’s one of the key complaints from passengers who book basic economy tickets with the full-fare airlines.
Alaska says the new fare is expected to produce $100 million in revenues next year.