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Coach Class Denominators

Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:25 am

Will someone please explin to me things like 'Q' class and 'J' class. It really makes no sence to me.

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RE: Coach Class Denominators

Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:40 am

Coach class fares fluctuaterna lot, so on any one flight there could be fares ranging from $59 torn$459. Obviously, the $59 does not have the same benefits as a $459rnticket, so they use different letters to designate this. The higher thernfare code, the more flexibility you get for changing your ticket,rncancelling your flight for a refund, getting an upgrade or even gettingrnmore frequent flier miles.

For example, Person A and Person Brnare both travelling on flight 928. Person A paid $513 and is travellingrnin "Y" class, and Person B paid $133 and is travelling in "H" class.rnThe person in "Y" class has a lot more flexibility. He can changernflights, get a full refund, might accruernmore frequent flier miles and has a better chance of getting upgradedrnto Business or First. The person in "H" class might have to pay a hugernfee to change his flight, will not get a full refund, will get 100% orrnless frequent flier accrual and has almost no chance of getting upgraded to first class.

Forrnmost people, those letters really don't matter. After all, there is arnhigh chance that Person A and Person B will sit right next to eachrnother on the plane. It really only matters to the airline staff.
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RE: Coach Class Denominators

Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:49 am

Thats the funny thing about economy fares. One guy could have paid £900 for his LHR-SFO and one guy £300 and there sitting together. The main difference is the flexability of the fare. The £900 will get access to join the execclub (with ba, full economy ybh are able to join) can change free and will get a refund with minor canx fee. The guy who paid less though could be in N class, low low economy. He cant change his booking at all, will only get taxes back if he cancels before dept, and will pay a canx fee. There are a few sites out there, and i have seen listings on here before of explinations of all the different fare classes, and what they mean
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RE: Coach Class Denominators

Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:52 am

And on DL (domestic) the guy with Medallion status who paid $175 r/t on a "T" fare, could be sitting in first class next to a general member who paid $1300 for an "F" fare.  Smile
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RE: Coach Class Denominators

Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:55 am

Could someone please explain the following from the 1st reply?

fluctuaterna thernfare rncancelling gettingrnmore travellingrnin

Brnare changernflights eachrnother hugernfee

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