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J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?  
User currently offlineCVG72 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 167 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 33436 times:

For a while now, I've seen many people refer to flying in J Class, and Y Class, if someone could give me a leg-up and kinda tell me what these terms mean, I'd really appreciate it.

CVG72


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User currently offlineCVG72 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 33431 times:

Disregard this, I found another post with the answers.

CVG72



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 33418 times:

F = First Class
J or C = Business Class
Y = Economy Class

The letters come from fare booking codes......but now it gets more complicated. Airlines have many different fare classes and categories: seats in First Class can be found in A class, P class and F class, depending upon the airline and the route. Some airlines have different fare letters for upgrade classes or reward tickets, etc., and it varies from airline to airline so there is no set rules.

To keep things simple, as stated above, F - J - Y are short hand for the classes set forth above.


User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months ago) and read 33328 times:

is there a difference between J and C class? Is it just airline preference?


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User currently offlineEric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months ago) and read 33286 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 3):
is there a difference between J and C class? Is it just airline preference?

It is just a reference difference; most boarding passes will read "C".

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 2):
F = First Class
J or C = Business Class
Y = Economy Class

Actually, I would say it goes like this
F = First Class
J or C = Business Class
Y = Economy Extra/Plus/Super/Premium (you get the drift) Class
M = Economy class.

E.g. many airlines, such as KLM, now puts "M" on their boarding passes even though they do not offer an upgraded Economy product, whereas SAS puts "Y" for their upgraded product and "M" for their regular economy product.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months ago) and read 33255 times:

Another difference between 'J' and 'C' is fare difference. Same level of service, but fares might be different.


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 33213 times:

Quoting Eric (Reply 4):
It is just a reference difference; most boarding passes will read "C".

In Europe, on shorter haul segments, not necessarily anywhere else.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 5):
Another difference between 'J' and 'C' is fare difference. Same level of service, but fares might be different.

C was originally short hand for Club Class, the BA product.....as EWRCabinCrew pointed out, J and C could be different fare levels for similar biz class service (D is also frequently used for biz class.....D is generally a discounted biz class fare) or sometimes airlines differentiate between longhaul biz class service and shorthaul biz class service. Some airlines use the P designatior for longhaul first class services, others use F and/or A. There really is not much method to the madness as each airline tends to do its own thing within some very vague parameters.

For example, what is F class on CO? Nope, its not domestic first (thats A).....its an upgrade class for FFs using miles to upgrade from certain coach fare levels to businessfirst. F was R until 15/09/2006, but R has now become something else entirely.....


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 33199 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 6):
F was R until 15/09/2006, but R has now become something else entirely.....

Wasn't 'R' used for Concorde services?



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 33124 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
Wasn't 'R' used for Concorde services?

Yep, but only on BA and AF for obvious reasons.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 33113 times:

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 8):
Yep, but only on BA and AF for obvious reasons.

Fair enough.



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