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Basic Economy

Basic Economy

Save with a Low Fare


Looking for a Delta seat for a great value, but don’t mind where you sit? Basic Economy might be the right choice for you. You’ll still enjoy the same Main Cabin experience at a lower cost, in exchange for fewer options like receiving your seat assignment after check in. Explore the details to see if Basic Economy fits your needs.

Book Your Basic Economy Trip

Get a great value on your Delta flight.

Your Choice, Your Savings

To give customers more flight options, Delta launched Basic Economy. When you choose this option, you’ll still enjoy a seat in the Main Cabin, but with a few restrictions.

A Main Cabin Experience

With Basic Economy, you'll enjoy a Main Cabin seat. Find Delta’s signature service and savor complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages like Starbucks® coffee, tea, juice, sodas or water. Plus, find Wi-Fi available for purchase on many flights and get complimentary access to hours of movies, shows and more on Delta Studio®.

With Some RESTRICTIONS

With Basic Economy, you will not receive a seat assignment until after check-in or at the gate. Passengers traveling together, including families, may not be seated together. You will not be eligible for same-day changes or ticket refunds after the Risk Free Cancellation Period. You will board in the last zone and not be eligible for paid or complimentary upgrades or preferred seats, even with Medallion® Status.  

Know the Details on Basic Economy

Not sure if Basic Economy is what you’re looking for? See the details about this unique value-driven fare offer from Delta. You can also explore the details related to purchasing a Basic Economy fare in the FAQs.

Overview

Basic Economy is a value-fare option for customers who require less flexibility. When you purchase Basic Economy, you will typically enjoy our lowest fare, but seats will be assigned after check-in and you will not be able to change or refund your ticket after the Risk Free Cancellation Period.

LIMITATIONS

When flying in Basic Economy, you will not be eligible for: paid or complimentary upgrades; paid, complimentary or discounted Delta Comfort+®; paid or complimentary Preferred Seats; or same-day confirmed or same-day standby travel changes, regardless of status.

SEAT ASSIGNMENT

Your seat will not be assigned until after you check in to your flight. If your seat number does not appear on your boarding pass, your seat will be assigned at the gate before you board and your boarding pass will list, “Seat Assigned at Gate.”

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Browse the complete seats and cabin experiences comparison chart.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

We have answers. See Basic Economy frequently asked questions.