Old Jun 9, 18, 10:18 am
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by helvetic View Post
I almost never book Basic Economy (and have the app set not to show me Basic Economy results) but today came across this differential, which is a tad more than the usual $25 upsell.

What is going on?
Is this a close-in flight?

There have been a few examples of this, where UA is trying to compete with a low-cost ULCC fare without destroying their pricing power for business travelers. So far, they've all been 0-advance purchase G-BN or K-BN fares that don't have a corresponding regular economy fare.

Basically, it's an example of UA attempting to use BE for what they said it was for -- ULCC competition -- instead of simply as a fare increase.
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