Basic economy on JetBlue

This item appears on page 4 of the December 2018 issue.

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, JetBlue will begin offering "basic economy" fares on its flights. Details had not been revealed by press time, but it is expected that basic-economy passengers will still have all the in-flight amenities that full-fare passengers have (snack, soda, free Wi-Fi) and will be allowed one free carry-on. However, it is anticipated that fees will be charged for services such as checking baggage and picking a seat.