Almost all of the airlines have rolled out their own special version of “Basic Economy” and added fees for “preferred” seats. Do you know which carriers allow carry-on bags vs. just a personal item? If you’ll be earning miles or not? Or, which status levels offer complimentary seating choice?

The Cranky Flier’s Take on Basic Economy & Preferred Seating

On Miles to Go Ep. 036, Brett Snyder, AKA Cranky Flier shares his expert take on preferred seating, basic economy and even hidden city booking! Having worked for airlines such as US Airways and United Airlines, he’s got a great perspective to share on why airlines are cracking down and raising prices.

Miles to Go: Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can’t Afford to Miss!

Hosted by road warrior and travel expert Ed Pizza, the Miles to Go podcast serves up travel tips, news and reviews you can’t afford to miss! Whether you’re a points and miles newbie looking to book a dream vacation or you log 100k + miles a year and want the low down on new properties routes and planes, they’ve got the world’s top travel experts and bloggers to share their knowledge and insights with you.

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