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Basic Economy Vs Economy Vs Flexible Economy

Old Jun 11, 17, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Flyingeagle View Post
I'm at a IAD United Club and was curious about this so went up to the Club agents and asked them and they said they have all attended class on this and you board in group 5 even if you are a 1K. It is part of the conditions of purchase.
Club agents are worthless for this sort of information.
Premier members who purchase Basic Economy tickets are subject to most of the Basic Economy restrictions. However, Premier members will receive the same boarding priority and carry-on allowance as they would receive when traveling on any other fare, and they're still eligible for the complimentary checked baggage allowance they receive with their Premier status.
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Old Jun 11, 17, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Flyingeagle View Post
I'm at a IAD United Club and was curious about this so went up to the Club agents and asked them and they said they have all attended class on this and you board in group 5 even if you are a 1K. It is part of the conditions of purchase. The agent also said that they drilled into them the fact that in buying a BE ticket the customer must acknowledge at multiple places in the purchase process that the customer has read and acknowledges that they have read the conditions and understand...so no leeway from the GA.
The UC agents are wrong. But, why ask when it is all straightforward on the website?

As a 1K (or any elite) you are assigned to the same BG as your status would otherwise provide. You also have the same carry-on allowance as non-BE fares.

As with all tickets, check the rules and don't rely on oral statements, especially from people who don't have anything to do with the question.
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Old Jun 11, 17, 3:51 pm
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One would assume (yes, I know) that the boarding group on a BE fare for a 1K would still be printed as BG 1 on the boarding pass.

Does anyone know if this is the case?
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