Alaska Airlines is now in competition with other low-cost carriers after they launched a bare-bones "Saver Fare" ticket offered to passengers who don't mind boarding last and sitting in the back of the plane.
They join American, United and Delta who all already offer a "basic economy" fare that does not allow passengers to upgrade, re-book, or choose their seats. Basic economy passengers on these airlines sit in the same seats as passengers with economy tickets, but they are about $20 cheaper.
The main difference between basic economy seats from other airlines and Saver Fare tickets is that Saver Fare allows passengers to choose their seats - as long as they are in the back.
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