Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4380 times:
Not really a surprise, CO has been looking at NCL for years as part of its UK regional airport niche market......other UK airports have gotten service first due to better incentive packages and the like. Many at CO were surprised when BRS and BFS were announced before NCL. The AA annoucement put NCL on the back-burner, but there was still discussion that CO was looking at NCL even after AA announced the proposed route.
CO would have no problem making NCL work with a daily 752 service to its EWR hub....it fits in with their scheme to offer nonstop service to the NYC area and onestop service to all of North America from smaller European cities with the very effecient, right sized 752. Lets see if NCL comes up with a package that tempts CO to the NE of England.
Quite frankly, my opinion is CO can make NCL work on a long term basis.....AA would have dropped NCL within months of its launch (if the AA service went forward). Nothing against AA, the key to making routes like NCL work is to offer service to major, well placed hub city......AA simply does not offer enough connection possibilities at JFK and would have been relying far too much on O&D traffic between NCL and the NYC area. Also, CO has the benefit of offering a small, but extremely profitable J class cabin on its 752 flights....that really helps the bottom line.
2. What are the different classes (J class, Y class, etc)?
O&D = origin and destination traffic.....pax not making enroute connections. Thus, in this example, O&D would include only pax travelling between NYC and Newcastle.
J class is business class (sometimes referred to as C class on certain carriers).
Y class is economy (note that pax in economy pay may different fares, but the Y class cabin is slang for the economy cabin).
F class is first class.
Airzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1103 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4158 times:
There are no hard and fast rules regarding letter designation for fare classes. The airlines can really do what they want. Although traditionally F and P have indicated First Class, J, C, D, Z for Business, R for Supersonic Class, and the remainder for Coach. I've heard C class was designated because C = Clipper Class on Pan Am.
Many airlines alliances are looking for common fare class structure across the alliance. Star has already starting moving in that direction. To add to the complexity some airlines like AA and DL have/had dynamic fare mapping based on bucket. So sometimes you see Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 etc. These have meaning only for class allocation but not to ticketed class.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4150 times:
Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 9): C is Business Class on carriers that have a three class aircraft, such as AA, BA, UA, etc.
Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 9): J is the psuedo Business/First class that is a combination of the two. CO (BusinessFirst), DL (BusinessElite), VS (Upper Class), US (Envoy), and some SQ aircraft (Raffles)
This is not always the case, it depends upon the carrier.......some airlines use the C class designation for shorter haul business class services with the J reserved for longhaul business class. In other cases, some airlines simply use the J code while others select the C code. Same is true with F class.....some airlines use the P designator for longhaul first class services.
Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 9): Y is regular economy - cattle class - where the unwashed masses sit.
Now there is a controversial remark.....more than 85% of pax sit in economy, and in many cases, even biz travellers are flying economy due to their company's reguations. And dont forget that lots of folks sitting upfront are actually part of the unwashed masses (to use your term).....they are sitting upfront only due to upgrades afforded to them by the airline due to their FF status.
Quoting Sean377 (Reply 8): Thanks Dutchjet. I can see how they come up with F class, but J & Y???
F is obvious. Some F class services are sold as P class, P meaning premium. A is also used for first class service......a zillion years ago, A was prop first class while F was jet first class
Y, I have been told, comes from economY.....maybe its true, I dont know. Y was originally for jet economy, T was prop economy (T for Tourist........economy or coach was once commonly referred to as tourist class). Seats sold in B,H,K,Q,V,W and some other codes are all economy seats sold at different fare levels.
C was originally for Club Class (BA's term for biz class).......in some parts of the world, biz class is referred to as Club, whether on BA or another airline. D is discounted C class. As for J, I think it was just a letter that was available.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16254 posts, RR: 52 Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4061 times:
As mentioned where CO succeeds with their European routes is the fact that they not only utilize EWR as a gateway the NYC Metropolitan area but it's also a gateway to the whole United States whether it's Honolulu, Seattle or Albuquerque (all nonstop).
CO can fill the front cabin with Business travelers to NYC, and the rear cabin with families heading to Orlando, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas etc..
On trips to Los Angeles and even Cancun from EWR I've noticed British Families traveling along on holiday, many seem to stay a couple Days in NY before traveling on to the "main" holiday spot like Orlando or the West Coast.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
This is fantastic news for my community! SO exciting!I hope it all goes through, though im telling you now, it's pointless putting on a business class service, it won't get many punters, we are far too thrifty here If available, and all economy version would be good, but obviously, you cant just reconfigure a plane to serve just one airport (unless its those quick change seats). I hope this works, and Il soon be onmy way non-stop from Newcastle to New York