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LondonKate
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Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:58 am

Is there a website where I can find a list of all the ticket classes and what exactly they mean. For instance what's the difference between a T class, a Q class, a K class and a Y class ticket? I'm sure this question must have been asked before but I can't find anything.

Thanks
 
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hawaiian717
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RE: Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:38 am

It varies by airline. Generally, though, A F P are first class, C D J are business class, Y is full fare economy class, and everything else is economy class.

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RE: Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:18 am

The last airline I was on "Y Class" was the class of lowest-fair economy.

I would try checking the website of the airline your flying on, as it varies from airline to airline.
 
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RE: Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:48 am

Airgeek12, I think you're a little mixed up there. Y class is the full-price, refundable, and changable fare for coach class, regardless of who you're flying.

The rest of the letters, with maybe the exception of A, F, C, D, and J (A and F for first; C, D, and J for business), is where the confusion begins.

I know for CO alone, there are many, many different buckets. They actually ran out of letters and are doing things like YF for certain types of award seats and upgrades.

Here's what I could come up with:

A, C, D, J, Z:
First Class / Business Class / BusinessFirst

Y, H: Full fare economy (although Y is typically higher than H)

K, N, B, V, U: Mid-range economy fares

Q, I, S, W, T, X, L: Discount and deep-discount economy fares

R: Upgrade bucket

G: Standard award seats (non-elite) for Y

M: Standard award seats (elite) for Y

E: Standard award seats for F

YN: EasyPass award seats for Y

P: EasyPass award seats for F
 
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RE: Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:01 pm

LondonKate, what airline? I can provide you United's.
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RE: Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:33 pm

As said above, it varies greatly - though I've never heard (at least as of yet) of an airline using Y as lowest economy fare...

The difference is, for example, easily visible in the following fact: as Cory6188 mentions, S is "Discount and deep-discount economy fares" for Continental, while it is close to, or at, Y level (full fare economy) for KLM.

H, full fare for Continental, is lower-mid-range for Lufthansa, while V, mid-range on CO, is low-end on LH... M is mid-range on LH, but for elite-award-seats on CO... and CO's mid-range N is one of the lowest classes you'll find on Iberia...

I doubt you'll be able to find any generic list containing much more than F, C, D and Y - almost all other letters are switched around in their priority, fare level and, sometimes, even the class they're used for.

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RE: Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:45 pm

W is used for premium economy on VS. Dunno about BA's WT+ and UAs economy plus.

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LondonKate
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RE: Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:01 pm

Thanks for all these replies everyone. I usually fly Delta, but they don't seem to have a list explaining the different types of ticket on their website. Last time I bought a T class ticket and couldn't buy an upgrade to first when they were advertising it at the gate. Just wondered if there was a definitive guide anywhere, but if it varies by airline I guess there won't be one.

Kate
 
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RE: Ticket Class Question

Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:07 pm

VS045: I believe that UA E+ does not have specific fare codes as such because it is not sold as such.

BA:

First:
Published Full Fare..............F
Discounted, AD/ID50.............A
Frequent Flyer, AD/ID75..........Z

Club:
Published Full Fare Club World...J
Published Full Fare Club Europe..C
Published Discounted, RTW........D
2nd level discount, AD/ID50......I
Frequent Flyer, AD/ID75..........U

World Traveller Plus:
Published Full Economy...........W
Discounted, AD/ID50..............T
Frequest Flyer, AD/ID75..........R

World Traveller:
Published Flexible Economy.......Y
Published 2nd level full Economy.B

Published Promotional(Excursion/Apex 1)......B
Published Promotional(Excursion/Apex 2)......H
Published Promotional(Excursion/Apex 3)......K
Published Promotional(Excursion/Apex 4)......M
AD/ID50......................................M
Published Promotional (Excursion/Apex 5).....V
AD/ID75, Frequent Flyer top tier.............V

Published Seat Sale 1 trade up...............V
Published Seat Sale 2 basic..................N

Frequest Flyer Low Tier......................X

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RE: Ticket Class Question

Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:02 am

I work for Comair (which obviously uses DL's ticketing)... You say you had a T ticket... T is non-refundable, non-transferable.

F is full fare First
J is full fare Business Elite
Y is full fare Coach

I'll see if I can get some details on the different fare restrictions at work tomorrow for you...
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RE: Ticket Class Question

Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:49 am

Delta actually gives some guide to the different ticketing classes on their web site:

Coach (Deeply-discounted)
L, U, T

* Lowest published fares
* Limited availability
* Limited upgrade opportunity

Coach (Discounted)
H, Q, K, S

* Fares higher than Coach (Deeply-discounted)
* More likely availability
* Less restrictions
* More Upgrade opportunities

Coach (Flexible)
Y, B, M

* Highest fare category in the Coach cabin
* Most likely to be available
* Few restrictions
* Most Upgrade opportunities
* 100% Platinum/Gold Medallion SkyMiles Bonus
* 25% Silver Medallion SkyMiles Bonus

First, BusinessElite®/
Business
P, F, A, C, D, J, I

* Few restrictions
* Priority Check-in
* Priority boarding
* Delta BusinessElite customers have same day access to BusinessElite Lounges
* SkyTeam Elite Plus customers have same day access to partner lounges
* 100% Platinum/Gold Medallion SkyMiles Bonus
* 25% Silver Medallion SkyMiles Bonus

David / MRY

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