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What Does Y, J & P Stand For?  
User currently offlineTomwato From Barbados, joined May 2002, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6985 times:

What does Y, J & P stand for? I know that they stand for the different classes being Economy (Y), Business (J) and First (P), but what do the letters themselves mean? Like why did they choose Y for Economy? What does it stand for?


References would be nice.

Thanks Tom

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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6894 times:

I remember TG giving an explanation once that 'P' stood for premium and used that notation for First Class. Similar the 'C' comes from Club. I'd love to be educated as to where the J and Y notations came from.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6848 times:

no idea about the Y man, but can anyone tell me what the big M means which is always printed across my Y boarding pass?


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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6839 times:

no idea about the Y man, but can anyone tell me what the big M means which is always printed across my Y boarding pass?

Y and M are generic, meant to denote Economy class even though the actual booking class may be something else dependent on the fare you have paid and other travel conditions.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6824 times:


Hera are a frew codes that are used by QF. Please note some of these codes may have different meanings for other Airlines as well. There are a few other codes listed below as well.



F - full first class fare
A - discounted first class fare
J - full business class fare
D - discounted business class fare (such as around-the-world) and nett fares
C - Business class - international nett fares (discounted)
Z - Upgradable from Business to First
G - is conference / groups for economy domestic and international
U- upgraded from Economy to Business
S - usually package economy fare sold mostly by wholesalers, not found as often now though.
O,N - Discount economy - sold on the interantional routes and domestic e-deal
V - Cheap netts / fares on international economy and domestic fares.
L - Economy - Standard class for International Around the World, Circle fares and Explorer netts to Europe. Domestic fares
M - Economy - International netts to Various international points inc Explorer plus to Europe. Domestic fares. Agency discount fares on same fares
K,H,B - Flexible domestic fares and International fares
Y- Standard gross published fares for economy and business
Q - Cheaper economy fares most commonly to NZ, used on nett international fares
E - Discounted economy - for Industry People. eg through Breakaway Travel
X - Economy Frequent Flyer Redemption

Codes on other airlines

W - Word traveller plus on BA
T- Discounted World traveler plus
I- Business class
Z- First Class





User currently offlineTomwato From Barbados, joined May 2002, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

can anyone else answer this question?

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

It's usually F, J and Y, isn't it? A friend has this theory behind the letters selected:

F - because F stands for First
J - because you're Jealous of those in F
Y - whY even bother travelling!
 Big grin


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6433 times:

Vimanav

Similar the 'C' comes from Club.

the 'C' comes from Clipper or Clipper Class. Pan Am was the first to introduce the "business Class' concept, called it Clipper Class and hence the "c".



User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6324 times:

I remember hearing that Y got its start with Pan Am. Y was for Yankee class. Whether that is an urban legend or not, I do not know.


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6300 times:

UA's C class used to be called Coneissuier (not spelled right, but you get the idea)...they still call it C class over J, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

User currently offlineA999 From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

PanAm also started the P for Premium First Class with sleeper seats.

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