Fare class E is a revenue fare class that is marketed as Basic Economy on Delta Air Lines mainline and codeshare flights. This fare class is considered no-frills and the most restrictive fare class. There are limited numbers of seats available in this fare class.
Also referred to as: Booking Class E, Booking Code E, Fare Class E, Ticket Code E, Class E, E Fare or Basic Economy (E)
Fare Class E is last to board the aircraft in the boarding group called “Basic.” This zone boards after Main Cabin. Depending on the aircraft, you will like have to gate check your bag (free of charge).
What cabin of service is Fare Class E?
Passengers holding a ticket in Fare Class E will be seated in the Basic Economy section of the Main Cabin. Basic Economy seats are usually assigned towards the back of the plane or the undesirable middle seats on domestic and international flights.
What are the frequent flyer earnings for Fare Class E?
Fare class E earns standard flown MQMs, MQDs, MQSs and RDM as calculated by the ticketed passenger’s elite status at the time of departure.
What are the restrictions for Fare Class E?
Fare class E is considered the most restrictive ticket. There is no advanced seat selection. See ticket rules for complete details.
How to get upgraded with a Fare Class E ticket?
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Fare Class E is not eligible for complimentary upgrades or advanced seat selection. Once the aircraft fully boards, you may be able to move to a more desirable seat in the main cabin.
Platinum and Diamond Medallions cannot use an upgrade certificate with Fare Class E.
Morale of the story: Next time, don’t book Basic Economy.