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J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:07 pm

For a while now, I've seen many people refer to flying in J Class, and Y Class, if someone could give me a leg-up and kinda tell me what these terms mean, I'd really appreciate it.

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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:09 pm

Disregard this, I found another post with the answers.

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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:12 pm

F = First Class
J or C = Business Class
Y = Economy Class

The letters come from fare booking codes......but now it gets more complicated. Airlines have many different fare classes and categories: seats in First Class can be found in A class, P class and F class, depending upon the airline and the route. Some airlines have different fare letters for upgrade classes or reward tickets, etc., and it varies from airline to airline so there is no set rules.

To keep things simple, as stated above, F - J - Y are short hand for the classes set forth above.
 
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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:22 am

is there a difference between J and C class? Is it just airline preference?
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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:36 am

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 3):
is there a difference between J and C class? Is it just airline preference?

It is just a reference difference; most boarding passes will read "C".

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 2):
F = First Class
J or C = Business Class
Y = Economy Class

Actually, I would say it goes like this
F = First Class
J or C = Business Class
Y = Economy Extra/Plus/Super/Premium (you get the drift) Class
M = Economy class.

E.g. many airlines, such as KLM, now puts "M" on their boarding passes even though they do not offer an upgraded Economy product, whereas SAS puts "Y" for their upgraded product and "M" for their regular economy product.
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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:50 am

Another difference between 'J' and 'C' is fare difference. Same level of service, but fares might be different.
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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:10 am

Quoting Eric (Reply 4):
It is just a reference difference; most boarding passes will read "C".

In Europe, on shorter haul segments, not necessarily anywhere else.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 5):
Another difference between 'J' and 'C' is fare difference. Same level of service, but fares might be different.

C was originally short hand for Club Class, the BA product.....as EWRCabinCrew pointed out, J and C could be different fare levels for similar biz class service (D is also frequently used for biz class.....D is generally a discounted biz class fare) or sometimes airlines differentiate between longhaul biz class service and shorthaul biz class service. Some airlines use the P designatior for longhaul first class services, others use F and/or A. There really is not much method to the madness as each airline tends to do its own thing within some very vague parameters.

For example, what is F class on CO? Nope, its not domestic first (thats A).....its an upgrade class for FFs using miles to upgrade from certain coach fare levels to businessfirst. F was R until 15/09/2006, but R has now become something else entirely.....
 
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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:16 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 6):
F was R until 15/09/2006, but R has now become something else entirely.....

Wasn't 'R' used for Concorde services?
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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
Wasn't 'R' used for Concorde services?

Yep, but only on BA and AF for obvious reasons.
 
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RE: J Class, Y Class, E Class, What Do These Mean?

Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:04 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 8):
Yep, but only on BA and AF for obvious reasons.

Fair enough.
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