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Passengers check in for flights with United Airlines at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. United, American and Delta now offer no-frills "basic economy" fares. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

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United Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on July 8, grounded by a computer glitch. Some 3,500 United passengers around the world were delayed. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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United Airlines Faces Steep Ascent In Not-So-Friendly Skies

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A United Airlines 747-400 taxis at San Francisco International Airport in 2011. A group of flight attendants have filed suit against the airline to contest their firing over their handling of a perceived safety threat. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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