jhooper
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"Q" In Fare Calculation

Sat Jan 12, 2002 6:10 pm

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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The777Man
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sat Jan 12, 2002 7:18 pm

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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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sat Jan 12, 2002 8:51 pm

YQ tax?

That's the new security levy that's required to be collected on all tickets now.
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manni
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sat Jan 12, 2002 9:39 pm

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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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sat Jan 12, 2002 10:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sat Jan 12, 2002 10:39 pm

I was writing about upgrades. Read carefully, then reply!
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sat Jan 12, 2002 11:53 pm

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.
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 12:29 am

Sorry Manni.
 
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 2:45 am

That's fine LMML 14/32 O Wink/being sarcastic
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The777Man
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 2:47 am

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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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 2:57 am

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

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717SK
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 5:17 am

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

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jhooper
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 5:56 am

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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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 8:11 am

"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
 
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 9:01 am

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.
 
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RE: "Q" In Fare Calculation

Sun Jan 13, 2002 9:10 am

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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