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UA flight/LH codeshare: avoid basic economy

Old Aug 14, 18, 7:29 pm
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UA flight/LH codeshare: avoid basic economy

I want to book a cheap vacation package through tripmasters. One of my options is a UA flight, which I can either get as UA direct or as an LH codeshare. I know that UA's basic economy doesn't even allow for carry-on bags and there is no seat selection. Tripmaster notes say this:

Seat selection with code-share partner:
When US Airways sells a United Airlines flight, they do not allow seat selection.
When Lufthansa sells a United Airlines flight, they do allow seat selection.
When Air Canada sells a United Airlines flight, they do not allow seat selection.
When Copa Airlines sells a United Airlines flight, it does allow seat selection.

I am concerned this is outdated (ahem, US Airways?) but don't quite understand the 'selling' part. If it isn't outdated, would this mean that I would get to choose my seat if I booked the LH codeshare? I assume I won't booking UA direct.

I hope this is the right place.

Also, I have a question about the return, which could be on Brussels, LH or Swiss. Which has the best cheap E?
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Old Aug 15, 18, 3:47 pm
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AFAIK it is not possible to book Basic Economy on a codeshare. Also, UA doesn't really have Basic Economy TATL yet.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by artemis021 View Post
would this mean that I would get to choose my seat if I booked the LH codeshare? I assume I won't booking UA direct.
Selecting seats on codeshares is never straightforward, plus on a cheap economy ticket you will be charged an exorbitant amount for it. I'd say just book the non-codeshare and wait until OLCI to get your seat for free.

Also, I have a question about the return, which could be on Brussels, LH or Swiss. Which has the best cheap E?
I'd say whichever has the best schedule. If LH is through MUC it probably has a small edge. SN has decent beer on board. LX is just average, but again almost anything in economy isn't fun nowadays.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
AFAIK it is not possible to book Basic Economy on a codeshare. Also, UA doesn't really have Basic Economy TATL yet.
It does...

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...s-allowed.html
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Old Aug 16, 18, 11:23 am
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I'm very familiar with that offering. It is not basic economy IMO.
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