Aa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
Coach class fares fluctuaterna lot, so on any one flight there could be fares ranging from $59 torn$459. Obviously, the $59 does not have the same benefits as a $459rnticket, so they use different letters to designate this. The higher thernfare code, the more flexibility you get for changing your ticket,rncancelling your flight for a refund, getting an upgrade or even gettingrnmore frequent flier miles.
For example, Person A and Person Brnare both travelling on flight 928. Person A paid $513 and is travellingrnin "Y" class, and Person B paid $133 and is travelling in "H" class.rnThe person in "Y" class has a lot more flexibility. He can changernflights, get a full refund, might accruernmore frequent flier miles and has a better chance of getting upgradedrnto Business or First. The person in "H" class might have to pay a hugernfee to change his flight, will not get a full refund, will get 100% orrnless frequent flier accrual and has almost no chance of getting upgraded to first class.
Forrnmost people, those letters really don't matter. After all, there is arnhigh chance that Person A and Person B will sit right next to eachrnother on the plane. It really only matters to the airline staff.
Trekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1602 times:
Thats the funny thing about economy fares. One guy could have paid £900 for his LHR-SFO and one guy £300 and there sitting together. The main difference is the flexability of the fare. The £900 will get access to join the execclub (with ba, full economy ybh are able to join) can change free and will get a refund with minor canx fee. The guy who paid less though could be in N class, low low economy. He cant change his booking at all, will only get taxes back if he cancels before dept, and will pay a canx fee. There are a few sites out there, and i have seen listings on here before of explinations of all the different fare classes, and what they mean