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Old Nov 21, 03, 4:19 pm   #1
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AC Booking classes

UPDATED – 05APR08

DOMESTIC/TRANSBORDER (Including Hawaii)

EXECUTIVE
  • These are booked in J, C or Z booking class.
  • 100% Aeroplan status miles + 50% class of service premium
  • Bookable as one way.
  • No change fee (pax has to pay fare difference);; refundable and Standby permitted.
  • MLL access with one guest permitted ($15 prior to 11am or $25 after 11am for guest)
  • Free Sports Equipment check in.
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $1 spent when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.
  • 3 pieces of checked luggage.
  • Call centre and Airport Service fee waived.
"I" class will be used for upgrades on all Air Canada operated flights and earn 100% status miles.

LATITUDE
  • These are booked in Y, M, U booking class.
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan miles and do count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • No change fee (pax has to pay fare difference); refundable and Standby permitted.
  • Bookable as one way.
  • Upgradeable with SWU or SSWU or NAU at time of booking for all tiers.
  • U is the least expensive and Y is the most expensive within this category.
  • Maple Leaf lounge access for $25 (at departing & connecting cities where MLL available).
  • Free Sports Equipment check in.
  • No call centre service fee.
  • Complimentary sandwich on Buy on Board flights.
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $1 spent when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.
  • Option to save $3 if you have no bags to check (must be chosen at time of booking).*]Call centre and Airport Service fee waived.
TANGO PLUS
  • These are booked in A, B, H, V, Q, L, S booking class
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan miles and do count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • Change fee is $40CAD (+ fare difference).
  • Bookable as one way.
  • No standby permitted.
  • Changes can be made on the day of departure at the airport for $50CAD if flight is not oversold (Original booking class doesn't have to be available)
  • NON-refundable.
  • Upgradeable with Special Systemwides only.
  • Maple Leaf lounge access for $25 (at departing & connecting cities where MLL available).
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $2 spent when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.
  • Option to save $3 if you have no bags to check (must be chosen at time of booking).
  • Option to purchase an Onboard Cafe voucher (value $8) for $6 (must be chosen at time of booking).
  • $25 call centre service fee if booked via call centre.
TANGO
  • These are booked in R, N, G, P, E, T, K booking class.
  • They earn 25% Aeroplan miles but they do not count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • Change fee is $40CAD (+ fare difference).
  • Bookable as one way.
  • No standby permitted.
  • Changes can be made on the day of departure at the airport for $150CAD without additional fare difference collection if flight is not oversold (Original booking class doesn't have to be available).
  • NO free advance seat selections. (Seat selections available for $15CAD (0-350 miles) $17CAD (351 – 1000 miles) $20 (> 1001 miles) each way at time of booking only.)
  • NON-refundable.
  • Non-upgradeable.
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $3 spent when purchased on AC's website.
  • Option to save $3 if you have no bags to check (must be chosen at time of booking).
  • Option to purchase an Onboard Cafe voucher (value $8) for $6 (must be chosen at time of booking).
  • Option to save $3 if you choose not to earn Aeroplan miles (must be chosen at time of booking).
  • Option to save $5 if you accept to make no itinerary changes or cancellation (must be chosen at time of booking).
  • $25 call centre service fee if booked via call centre.
OTHER
  • X class - ACV booking class; earns 25% of miles flown for travel between Canada & Florida, LAS & Hawaii only and do not count towards status.
Caribbean/Sun destinations: Barbados, Bermuda, Bahamas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Venezuela and Mexico.

EXECUTIVE
  • These are booked in J or C or Z booking class.
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan status miles + 50% class of service premium
  • Bookable as one way.
  • Free changes; refundable and Standby permitted.
  • MLL access with one guest permitted ($15 prior to 11am or $25 after 11am for guest)
  • C is the least expensive within this category.
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $1 spent when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.

"I" class will be used for upgrades on all Air Canada operated flights and earn 100% status miles.

LATITUDE PLUS
  • These are booked in Y booking class.
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan status miles and do count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • Free changes; refundable and Standby permitted.
  • Bookable as one way.
  • Even though this is an Economy class fare, you can check in at J class counters and get priority baggage tags.
  • MLL access with one guest permitted ($10 or $20 for guest depending on time of day)
  • Upgradeable at time of booking for all tiers with SWU or SSWU.
  • Complimentary sandwich on Buy on Board flights.
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $1 spent when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.
LATITUDE
  • These are booked in M,U booking class.
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan miles and do count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • Free changes; refundable and Standby permitted.
  • Bookable as one way.
  • Upgradeable with SWU or SSWU.
  • U is the least expensive and M is the most expensive within this category.
  • Complimentary sandwich on Buy on Board flights.
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $1 spent when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.
TANGO PLUS
  • These are booked in B & H.
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan miles and do count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • Change fee is $40CAD (+ fare difference).
  • Bookable as one way.
  • No standby permitted.
  • Changes can be made on the day of departure at the airport for $50CAD if flight is not oversold (Original booking class doesn't have to be available)
  • NON-refundable.
  • Upgradeable with Special Systemwides.
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $2 spent when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.

Relax & Return
  • These are booked in V, Q, L, A, S booking class.
  • They earn 50% Aeroplan miles and do count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • Change fee is CAD$80 (+ fare difference)
  • Bookable as return only (Min stay may apply, max stay 30 days).
  • No standby permitted.
  • Changes can be made on the day of departure at the airport for $50CAD without additional fare difference collection if flight is not oversold (Original booking class doesn't have to be available).
  • Free advance seat selections.
  • NON-refundable.
  • Upgradeable with Special Systemwides only.
  • 1 Aeroplan miles per $3 spent when purchased on AC's website.
OTHER
  • X, K class - ACV booking class; earns 50% of miles flown and does count towards status.

UK, France, Italy, Ireland and Israel

EXECUTIVE
  • These are booked in J, C or Z booking class.
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan status miles + 25% class of service premium except 50% class of service premium for U.K.
  • Bookable as one way.
  • Free changes (+ fare difference); refundable and Standby permitted.
  • MLL access with one guest permitted ($15 prior to 11am or $25 after 11am for guest
  • Up to 1000 bonus Aeroplan miles per one way when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.
"I" class will be used for upgrades on all Air Canada operated flights and earn 100% status miles.

LATITUDE PLUS
  • These are booked in Y, M & U booking class.
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan status miles and do count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • Free changes (+ fare difference); refundable and Standby permitted.
  • Bookable as one way.
  • Upgradeable at time of booking for all tiers with SWU or SSWU.
  • Up to 750 bonus Aeroplan miles per one way when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.
LEISURE
  • These are booked in A, B, H, V, Q, L, S booking class.
  • They earn 100% Aeroplan miles and do count towards your status (re)qualification.
  • Change fee is $200 (+ fare difference).
  • Bookable as one way.
  • No standby permitted.
  • Changes can be made on the day of departure at the airport for $100CAD if flight is not oversold (Original booking class doesn't have to be available)
  • NON-refundable.
  • Upgradeable with Special Systemwides only.[/b]
  • Up to 500 bonus Aeroplan miles per roundtrip when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.
TOURIST
  • They earn 0 Aeroplan miles, booked in R, K, N, G, P.
  • on-refundable, no changes permitted.
  • Bookable as roundtrips only.
  • No standby permitted.
  • Non-upgradeable.
  • Up to 500 bonus Aeroplan miles per roundtrip when purchased on AC's website.
  • Free seat selection.

Germany, India & Switzerland (India - codeshare by Jet Airways only
EXECUTIVE FIRST
  • Booked in J, C, Z.
  • Earn 100% Aeroplan miles + 25& class of service bonus.
  • Upgrades booked in I class, earn 100% Aeroplan miles.
  • MLL access
  • Free seat selection

ECONOMY CLASS
  • Booked in Y,M,U,B,H,V,Q,L,A,S,R,G,N,K,P,T,E.
  • Earn 100% Aeroplan miles.
  • Free seat selection.

Last edited by Andrew Yiu; Jun 23, 09 at 5:22 pm.. Reason: Updated - 05APR08
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Old Nov 21, 03, 4:20 pm   #2
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Thanks Empress for doing this!

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Old Nov 21, 03, 4:22 pm   #3
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UPDATED 06APR08

Destinations other than those in post #1 such as Asia, South Pacific (SYD)

J - Full Fare Business Class. 100% Aeroplan status miles + 25% class of service premium that counts towards status.

C, Z - Discount Business Class on selected routes. 100% Aeroplan status miles. EXCEPTION: On a paid first or business class RTW ticket that is booked in C, you're entitled to received 25% class of service premium. It must be requested from the Aeroplan centre and it will be manually adjusted.

I - Upgraded Business Class using certificates. 100% Aeroplan status miles.

D - Award Business Class. No Aeroplan miles. Standby for earlier flights only. Confirmed changes can be made on the day of departure at the airport for $50CAD/$40USD if flight is not oversold (Original booking class doesn't have to be available).

Y - Full Fare Economy Class. Upgradeable for all tiers at time of booking. 100% Aeroplan status miles.

M, U - Close to full fare Economy Class. Upgradeable for all tiers at time of booking with Regular or Special Systemwides. 100% Aeroplan status miles.

B, H, V, Q, L - Discounted Economy Class. Upgradeable for SEs & Es on international flights with Special Systemwides. 100% Aeroplan status miles.

W - Award Economy Class. No Aeroplan miles. No standby permitted. Confirmed changes can be made on the day of departure at the airport for $50CAD/$40USD if flight is not oversold (Original booking class doesn't have to be available).


A, N, E, G, K, O, R, T, S, P - Discounted Economy Class. Not Upgradeable. 100% Aeroplan status miles.

X class on AC operated flights - 50% Aeroplan miles which counts towards status (re)qualification. Not upgradeable with upgrade certificates.

X or K on ACV flights (AC1800-1899 or AC1904-1905) - 50% Aeroplan miles which counts towards status (re)qualification. Not upgradeable with upgrade certificates.

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Old Nov 21, 03, 4:28 pm   #4
 
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Thanks Empress. The forum wouldn't be the same without ya
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Old Nov 21, 03, 5:07 pm   #5
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Empress:

Z - for tour wholesalers (such as cruise lines or AC Vacations) where the airfare is sold as part of a tour package. Not eligible for upgrades by any tiers. No Aeroplan miles.

[This message has been edited by Empress (edited Nov 21, 2003).][/b]</font>
I was under the impression Z class fares earned aeroplan mileage based on the package purchased through AC Vacations as follows:

"Earn 1500 Aeroplan Miles with every air & cruise package, 1000 Aeroplan Miles with every air & hotel package and 500 Aeroplan Miles with every air & car package that you reserve with us."

Has this been changed recently?

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Old Nov 21, 03, 5:17 pm   #6
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by todd-r:
I was under the impression Z class fares earned aeroplan mileage based on the package purchased through AC Vacations as follows:

"Earn 1500 Aeroplan Miles with every air & cruise package, 1000 Aeroplan Miles with every air & hotel package and 500 Aeroplan Miles with every air & car package that you reserve with us."

Has this been changed recently?

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The mileage mentioned above is a bonus for booking with ACV and not for putting your butt in the seat. If the mileage were accrued in the Z fare, it would be based on distance flown.

The mileage is also paid to Aeroplan from ACV's account, rather than AC. Any travel agent could do the same thing (i.e. offer 1000 non status miles for booking a Z fare to Europe).
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Old Nov 21, 03, 5:19 pm   #7
 
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Thanks Empress. Newbies like me need to be reminded of all the ins and outs every so often.
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Old Nov 21, 03, 6:09 pm   #8
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YEG Guy is right - when I said no Aeroplan miles, I meant to say no Aeroplan status miles. I'll edit that to make it more clear.
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Old Nov 21, 03, 6:55 pm   #9
 
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Thanks for the information Empress - but WOW so many fare classes. It might make it easier for everybody (passengers and company) if they tried to consolidate a few fares.
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Thanks Empress. Very thorough indeed.

It's really good to see that AC have simplified their fare structures as promised.

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Old Nov 22, 03, 7:07 am   #12
 
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If one is booked by AC Vacations on the mainline Air Canada plane, what will be the booking code if for business class or economy seats - do these seats earn status (qualifying) miles, and could the booking code in economy allow for upgrades!?!
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Thanks for putting that all together in one place, Empress. That is EXACTLY the kind of thing I need to have on hand!

Isn't it great that AC has "simplified" its fare structure so much in the last year or so? :-)
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For Tango fares, E and SE can still get advance seat selection by calling AC reservation desk.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Scott218:
For Tango fares, E and SE can still get advance seat selection by calling AC reservation desk.</font>
How did you find this out? I've only done it once (without a problem) but others on FT have encountered agents who say otherwise.
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