As airlines look to cut costs and increase their profits, economy flying passengers are increasingly finding themselves with less leg room and fewer in-flight perks.(See: Best Airfare)
While the price of flights has been steadily decreasing, they still remain relatively expensive compared to other modes of transportation. In 2017, the average base fare for a round trip domestic flight was $339.87. Though U.S. airlines in general have fared poorly in international rankings, some are looking to improve their reputation by offering comparatively generous services even to their lowest paying customers.(See: How to Find)
For those trying to maximize their perks but fly on a budget this holiday season, here are three of the best airlines for flying economy.
1. Jet Blue offers economy passengers many perks. In addition to free snacks and Wi-Fi, all seats come with a TV, allowing customers to watch free movies, TV shows and listen to Sirius XM Radio.
2. Alaska Air: Customers aboard Alaska Air flights can enjoy free texting through the plane’s Wi-Fi service and the ability to stream over 200 free TV shows and movies on one’s own device by way of their Alaska Beyond Entertainment system.More from FOX Business
3. Delta:Though you won’t get your seat assignment until checking-in and you can’t change it for free, Delta economy customers are allowed a complimentary carry-on bag and can take advantage of Delta’s free food and beverage service.