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Qatar Airways Fare Basis Code

Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:29 pm

I apologize if the section is incorrect

What does QR fare basis "DEEOWUG" mean?
some restrictions apply on this fare but which ones? Also if booked through an online travel agency, will the ticket be even more restrictive (changes and cancellation policies...)?

These few questions concerning a routing that has not been available yet on the QR website.


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RE: Qatar Airways Fare Basis Code

Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:10 pm

D in some airlines is used as lower fare of Business, EE is for an Excursion fare or the reduced and restricted fares, OW is One Way, i.e. this fare is a One way fare, UG - I have no idea, doesn't seem to be a standard air fare code, maybe something QR came up with to distinguish a specific promotion...

The first restriction is of course, the no date change or date change penalty..that goes without saying nowadays with all the fares...

Really read the fine print of the fare code, should guide u to the restrictions...
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Fare Basis Code

Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:08 pm

thanks for your explanation

Quoting megassan (Reply 1):

Really read the fine print of the fare code

there is none, that's the problem

Are only available the conditions of the travel agency website.

just to be sure, if the change fee is $100 from the fare and apparently $100 from the travel website i have to pay $200?
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RE: Qatar Airways Fare Basis Code

Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:32 pm

Not necessarily, almost all change fees across the world are either $100 to $150. Haven't heard of $200 before..
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Fare Basis Code

Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:44 pm

You will pay both. One fee is the fee you need to pay to the airline (thats the penalty for changing a flight stipulated in the fare rules), the other fee is complectely different, it's a fee you pay for the service you receive from the travel agent (in this case "reiussuing your ticket") and which will be charged by the agent and not by the airline.

If you are not willing to pay the fee to your agent you will need to deal directly with the airline, which will charge a fee for reiussung as well (could be more, but probably less).
It's basically the same thing as the service fee you pay for issuing the ticket. Airlines do not pay comission to the agent, so you need to pay for every transaction you ask them to make for you.

And - at least in germany but I guess in France it's the same - once the agency provided you the service (finding a fare for you and issue the ticket) and you paid them for that (paying the ticketing service fee) your business with the travel agent is done. All other things (i.e. schedule changes, reissues etc) your travel agent is not responsible anymore for. Although a good travel agent would obviously inform you about schedule changes.

That said, most airlines will put the responsabilty on your travel agent and tell you "go contact your travel agent". Again, this not correct. At least in Germany, with the withdrawal of comissions, travel agents have not the same legal relation with the airlines as they had before. Once the ticket is sold the agent is not responsible for nothing anymore and the airline will need to deal with it. They will have all the info they need if they need to contact you. That's theory, most airlines are very cherrypicking when it comes to that, and the traveller is often the victim of that, as he will be sent back and forth by the different parties.

[Edited 2012-01-22 07:48:11]
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Fare Basis Code

Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:06 pm

Reifel, a very enlightening answer

Until yesterday, the only options available were to book through Expedia or others, magically, we are now given a chance to access to this fare directly on the QR website.

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RE: Qatar Airways Fare Basis Code

Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:27 pm

Quoting reifel (Reply 4):
You will pay both. One fee is the fee you need to pay to the airline (thats the penalty for changing a flight stipulated in the fare rules), the other fee is complectely different, it's a fee you pay for the service you receive from the travel agent (in this case "reiussuing your ticket") and which will be charged by the agent and not by the airline.

If you are not willing to pay the fee to your agent you will need to deal directly with the airline, which will charge a fee for reiussung as well (could be more, but probably less).
It's basically the same thing as the service fee you pay for issuing the ticket. Airlines do not pay comission to the agent, so you need to pay for every transaction you ask them to make for you.

And - at least in germany but I guess in France it's the same - once the agency provided you the service (finding a fare for you and issue the ticket) and you paid them for that (paying the ticketing service fee) your business with the travel agent is done. All other things (i.e. schedule changes, reissues etc) your travel agent is not responsible anymore for. Although a good travel agent would obviously inform you about schedule changes.

That said, most airlines will put the responsabilty on your travel agent and tell you "go contact your travel agent". Again, this not correct. At least in Germany, with the withdrawal of comissions, travel agents have not the same legal relation with the airlines as they had before. Once the ticket is sold the agent is not responsible for nothing anymore and the airline will need to deal with it. They will have all the info they need if they need to contact you. That's theory, most airlines are very cherrypicking when it comes to that, and the traveller is often the victim of that, as he will be sent back and forth by the different parties.[Edited 2012-01-22 07:48:11]

This is clearly not the case in the USA. The travel agent is solely responsible for any schedule changes and any reissues.

Once travel has started, the passenger will deal directly with the airline. The airline will NOT get involved before departure.

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RE: Qatar Airways Fare Basis Code

Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:13 pm

It may very well be different in other countries, laws are different everywhere... just wanted to explain to the opener why he needs to pay indeed twice and why this is legit.

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