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Old Apr 29, 08, 1:50 am   #1
 
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Any one know what u class is on EK? help

Seatcounter.com says there are only 9 seats left in u class on an up coming flight of mine from SYD-DXB. What is u class on Emirates? help please.
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Old Apr 29, 08, 3:16 am   #2
 
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If you sort by class U sits in the Economy section so I'm guessing it could be an upgradeable economy fare? 9 doesn't mean ONLY 9 seats left I think it means at least 9 left? I'm more familiar with BA's codes so over to the EK experts.
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Old Apr 29, 08, 10:10 pm   #3
 
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U is a new fare class recently introduced by EK. I am assuming it is the most expensive fare bucket because rhe only tickets I have seen booked in U are tickets on a J/C fare class basis where the flight was showing J0C0

Example:
Code:
Karachi, Pakistan to Toronto, Canada: 7620 miles 17 hrs 40 min 
 
 Emirates Flight EK605 on an Airbus A330 (jet) in business class
     (meal)  
Departs Karachi, Pakistan (KHI) Fri, July 4 5:45a  2 hrs 0 min 
Arrives Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB)  6:45a  
 1 adult in booking code C, covered by fare (A1) below 
 
 Layover in Dubai 1 hr 50 min 
 Emirates Flight EK241 on a Boeing 777 (jet) in coach class
     (meal)  
Departs Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB) Fri, July 4 8:35a  13 hrs 50 min 
Arrives Toronto, Canada (YYZ)  2:25p  
 1 adult in booking code U, covered by fare (A1) below 
 
  
Toronto, Canada to Karachi, Pakistan: 7620 miles 21 hrs 50 min 
 
 Emirates Flight EK242 on a Boeing 777 (jet) in business class
     (meal)  
Departs Toronto, Canada (YYZ) Wed, July 23 9:40p  12 hrs 55 min 
Arrives Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB) Thur, July 24 6:35p  
 1 adult in booking code C, covered by fare (A2) below 
 
 Layover in Dubai 6 hrs 55 min 
 Emirates Flight EK604 on an Airbus A330 (jet) in business class
     (meal)  
Departs Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB) Fri, July 25 1:30a  2 hrs 0 min 
Arrives Karachi, Pakistan (KHI)  4:30a  
 1 adult in booking code C, covered by fare (A2) below 
 
Note:  The flight from Toronto (YYZ) to Dubai (DXB) is overnight.  
Note:  The flight from Dubai (DXB) to Karachi (KHI) arrives early in the morning.  
 
Fare (A1): EK KHIYTO CRT1 fare (rules)  PKR 129110 
Fare (A2): EK YTOKHI CRT1 fare (rules)  PKR 129110 
Tax: Pakistani Federal Excise Duty PKR 5700 
Tax: Pakistani Embarkation Fee PKR 1000 
Tax: Canadian Air Travelers Security Charge C$17.00 

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Total for 1 adult passenger: $4126.80 
(as of Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:09am; fares loaded Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:04pm)
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Old Apr 29, 08, 11:41 pm   #4
 
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I take it that u class is bussness class then.
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Old Apr 30, 08, 11:13 am   #5
 
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I take it that u class is bussness class then.

U class is an economy class booking code. However, it is used as the booking class on Business tickets when Economy is full. Another example. Suppose John was flying from LHR to MCT via DXB in F class. If the DXB-MCT flight did not have F, he would be booked in J, the highest business class fare bucket. J is still business (and he'd be in business) but it is just an expensive fare bucket. Similarly, someone in U class would still be booked (and sitting) in Economy even on a business class ticket.

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