LX23 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 347 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
Today my office booked me on 1 MX, 2 AA, and 1 BA flights. With the whole debate on upgrades vs. full fares, I was wondering if someone could explain what each fare means, how likely upgrades are, etc.
M class with MX is an economy class 3rd tier. Therefore you have Y, B and M as the regular economy fares and S, H, K, Q, V, W, L, E as economy discounted. Free upgrades with MX only available for Frecuenta Elite and Infinite customers.
Q class with AA is Economy discounted 6th tier. For upgrades you will need to be an AAdvantage Elite member and depending if it is a domestic, international or intercontinental flight have enough e-upgrades for the length of your flight or a VIPOW (Exec Platinum are exempt from domestic some international e-upgrades).
Y class with BA is a full economy.