Airlines traditionally have three travel classes, First Class, Business Class, and Economy Class. Some airlines now have a no-frills class of service as well, typically called Basic Economy. Depending on the cabin configuration will determine how many airline fare classes are offered. Here’s a breakdown of the classes of service:
• First Class, generally the most expensive and most comfortable accommodations available.
• Business Class, high quality, traditionally purchased by business travelers (sometimes called executive class)
• Premium Economy, slightly better Economy Class seating (greater distance between rows of seats; the seats themselves may or may not be wider than regular economy class)
• Economy Class (also known as coach class or travel class), basic accommodation, commonly purchased by leisure travelers
• Basic Economy, bare bones fare; typically does no include seat selection or baggage allowance 9which must be purchased separately)