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User currently offlineRwylie77 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 367 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

I am due to fly on United from London to Washington next month on an economy ticket. Can somebody advise me the difference between the following Booking Classes:

W, V, Q

Many thanks in advance for your help.

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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

They're all in the same cabin - economy. W is the lowest booking code I belwive, but all are able to calim FF miles on. The main difference between them will be the number of seats per flight they sell and the rules and restrictions on the tickets.

User currently offlineBigSky123 From Slovenia, joined Dec 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

another difference is also (non) refundability of certain classes. you should read (or have your travel agent do so) the conditions, attached to each class. If you are Miles&More member, you'll only earn 50% of miles in W class on transatlantic segment

User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4575 times:

Those letters are only relevant for pricing your ticket.

Your seat and service are the same as everyone else in economy class.

It used to be generally the case that the further down the alphabet you went, the lower the ticket cost; making Z inventory your Bulk Fare tickets...the cheapest was to get transportation on that airliner. "A" class was used by some airlines for frequent flyer/free first class inventory.

The lower the alphabet, the lower the price policy is no longer the case.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30611 posts, RR: 84
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4554 times:
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UA Paid Fare Classes - F P A C D Z Y B E M U H Q V W S T K L

UA Award Fare Classes - R O N X I

F, P, A, R and N are First Class
C, D, Z, O, and X are Business Class
All others are Economy Class

Codes are arranged in order of precedence


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

You should also be aware that it is standard policy with tickets booked through United with those lower booking codes, even with pre-assigned seats, for fellow Star Alliance carriers SAS and Lufthansa to re-assign you seats in the back rows of their long-haul aircraft, which is particular distressing on A340/A330 with their narrower rear fuselage...

User currently offlineRwylie77 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 367 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting BigSky123 (Reply 2):
If you are Miles&More member, you'll only earn 50% of miles in W class on transatlantic segment

I am a UA Mileage Plus member, so do I get full miles on a W ticket?


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30611 posts, RR: 84
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4432 times:
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Quoting Rwylie77 (Reply 6):
I am a UA Mileage Plus member, so do I get full miles on a W ticket?

Yes you will.


User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7506 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

If im not mistaken, you get full miles (and they count towards elite status) for all paid economy classes. The only ones you dont get credit for are the award tickets.


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User currently offlineCroCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Quoting Rwylie77 (Reply 6):
I am a UA Mileage Plus member, so do I get full miles on a W ticket?

yes, you do.

Also, a tip. If you have a Q fare ticket I believe you are also eligible for an upgrade. Go to EBAY and purchase a system wide upgrade from a premier who isn't using theirs or are willing to sell them. I saw some the other day for $99.00 OW, and that isn't bad.

If you do it, make sure it is a system wide not a regional.

There are different fares available to the public, w and v are no frill, dirt cheap, Q is starting its way up the ladder, so if the company is buying your ticket, and you care about comfort, go get a couple system wides and really enjoy your United Ride.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30611 posts, RR: 84
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4329 times:
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System Wide Upgrades (SWUs) are good for W or higher (Y, B, E, M, U, H, Q, V, W) fares on UA for international travel - http://www.united.com/page/article/0...Upgrade%20Terms%20and%20Conditions

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