How to Avoid Getting Stuck With United's "Basic Economy" Tickets

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Summary: If you use third-party travel sites like Expedia or Priceline to scout for low airfare, you might not want to jump at the lowest price you see. United’s zero-frills “Basic Economy” tickets are sometimes harder to spot than normal tickets. What Is “Basic Economy”? Basic Economy is a new tier of plane ticket United started offering late last year.