What Is Included in the Price of an Airline Ticket?

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Before purchasing an airline ticket, it might be helpful to know what is included in the price. Although, there are ongoing industry changes due to economic and security reason, usually the price includes amenities and services designed to make the flight more comfortable and safe.

Well-Trained Staff

One of the things included with the price of the ticket is the flight attendants and their training to calmly and efficiently deal with all types of emergencies, including security and first aid.


The price of the ticket usually includes one checked bag, although some airlines charge extra for checked bags. Passengers should check with their carrier about carry on bags and new security restrictions.

Meals and drinks

Airlines may offer free drinks and snacks, have food and beverage items available for sale, and have meals for flights longer than 3 hours.


Airplanes often come equipped with ports to charge and use laptops and cell phones. They often offer movies, selected television shows, and satellite radio for longer flights.

Comparing Cabin Classes

First class and business, in general, have the price of meals and amenities such as blankets and entertainment included in the airfare, where as an economy class ticket may not include such extras.

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