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"Q" In Fare Calculation  
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

I was looking at a ticket I purchased recently, and there is a "Q" listed under "Fare Calculation" and a cost which is added to my base fare. Does anyone know what this "Q" might mean?


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

It's a surcharge of some sort. Depends on your itinerary, if you give me the itin, I can tell you more. The777Man


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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

YQ tax?

That's the new security levy that's required to be collected on all tickets now.



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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Q is the lowest fare possible. Even in economy you have a lot of different fare calculations. Someone sitting next to you holding a Y ticket could be 3 times more than you with your Q ticket. Some frequent flyer programs do not give you miles when your travelling on a Q ticket. In case of a upgrade, the gate agent would rather take the person with the Y ticket than the person with the Q ticket.


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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

The gate agent is hardly concerned with the class of the ticket where coach/economy class is concerned. If you have a confirmed ticket you will fly no matter what how much you paid for it. The different classes in coach are there to extract as much yield as possible. The cheaper the fare the more restrictive it is. For example the Q class will make you stay away for at 5 days but not less than three and your stay will have to include a Sunday (the famous Sunday rule !). If you wish to return the next day you will have to purchase a Business class fare.

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

I was writing about upgrades. Read carefully, then reply!


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User currently offlineUnitedflyer1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Fare codes are not universal!
it varies by airline
example:
Delta
lowest is U
next is L
then K
then Q
then H
then B or M (not sure which first)
then Y
Q is most definately not the cheapest fare, actually it has a considerable cost, but nothing like Y.


User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Sorry Manni.

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

That's fine LMML 14/32 O Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

You are all missing the question!! The question was what Q means in Fare Calculation, not about booking classes. YQ is tax code but the person was inquiring about "Q". The777Man


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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

And with different exchange rates, a one-way Y-class fare could be cheaper than a round-trip in 'J'-class!

Regards


User currently offline717SK From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

As The777Man says is that the Q is a surcharge.
You must specify it more or give the complete farecalc.

Regds


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

UnitedFlyer1,

How can I find out specifically what the U, L, K, Q, H, B, M, Y means in the booking codes?



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User currently offlineUSflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 268 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

"Q" in a fare calc is used to designate a fuel surcharge. These surcharges were started with the rise of jet fuel a year or two ago, and with few exceptions they are still being levied despite cheaper fuel costs.

A sample fare calc line would show this charge as "Q18.60", where the surcharge for the one-way trip is $18.60. Most carriers levy a charge of approximately $20 each way, so this really adds up!

Other items that might be displayed are:

US: U.S. Taxes
ZP: Segment fees
XF: PFCs (Psgr Facility Charges) that are levied by some airports
XT: Total Taxes


User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Delta calls it a "miscellaneous surcharge" They made a big deal about the money they were saving by hedging fuel, and some of even the lowest fares didn't have them, those that did have them ranged from 5-18 dollars each direction, and so it wasn't consistent, just a part of the fare rule.


User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Fuel surcharge it is. Some airlines do not charge this. Most do...Some airports charge it in addition to the air carrier...

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