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Old Feb 6, 07, 10:00 pm   #1
 
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Where is the List of LH Booking Codes?

OP updated by moderator.

The UA forum has this listing of UA booking codes:
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Is there a comparable list for LH?


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Let me try (no guarantees!). It is mostly the same as UA. Differences in bold.

A = Discounted Fare First Class. Round The World First is booked in this class.
B = Almost Full Fare Economy with minimal restrictions
C = Full Fare Unrestricted Business Class
D = Discounted Fare Business - used also on all Business Class *A RTW fares
E = Lowest Economy fare domestic/intra-European. Changeable against a fee, though
F = Full Fare Unrestricted First Class
G = Economy fare, some restrictions. Often used for group travel.
H = Higher level Economy Class with few restrictions.
I = Business Class Award and Upgrade
J = not in use
K = Discount economy fare with lots of restrictions. Typically used for intra-German oneways
L = Discount Fare Economy with a lot of restrictions
M = Almost Full Fare Economy with few restrictions, also used *A RTW
N = Non-revenue Economy Class
O = First Class Award and Upgrade
P = Non-revenue First Class, but not in use (?)
Q = Discount Economy with moderate restrictions.
R = Non-revenue Business Class
S = Ready-To-Fly economy class intra-Europe, negotiated fares like L'Tur
T = Heavy discount Fare Economy - often with a lot of restrictions
U = Heavy discount Fare Economy - often with a lot of restrictions
V = Discount Fare Economy often with a lot of restrictions, lowest 100% mileage earning fare
W = Discount Fare Economy often with many restrictions
X = Economy Class Award
Y = Full Fare unrestricted Economy class
Z = Heavily discounted Business Class

Last edited by Kiwi Flyer; Feb 7, 07 at 7:59 pm. Reason: add in data as requested
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Old Feb 6, 07, 11:00 pm   #2
 
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...Is there a comparable list for LH?
I haven't seen one, though you could look at this thread which lists them...

...and in general, I'd say they are rather harmonized as far as FACDZYBMHVW are concerned
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Old Feb 7, 07, 2:04 am   #3
 
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Let me try (no guarantees!). It is mostly the same as UA. Differences in bold.

A = Discounted Fare First Class. Round The World First is booked in this class.
B = Almost Full Fare Economy with minimal restrictions
C = Full Fare Unrestricted Business Class
D = Discounted Fare Business - used also on all Business Class *A RTW fares
E = Lowest Economy fare domestic/intra-European. Changeable against a fee, though
F = Full Fare Unrestricted First Class
G = Economy fare, some restrictions. Often used for group travel.
H = Higher level Economy Class with few restrictions.
I = Business Class Award and Upgrade
J = not in use
K = Discount economy fare with lots of restrictions. Typically used for intra-German oneways
L = Discount Fare Economy with a lot of restrictions
M = Almost Full Fare Economy with few restrictions, also used *A RTW
N = Non-revenue Economy Class
O = First Class Award and Upgrade
P = Non-revenue First Class, but not in use (?)
Q = Discount Economy with moderate restrictions.
R = Non-revenue Business Class
S = Ready-To-Fly economy class intra-Europe, negotiated fares like L'Tur
T = Heavy discount Fare Economy - often with a lot of restrictions
U = Heavy discount Fare Economy - often with a lot of restrictions
V = Discount Fare Economy often with a lot of restrictions, lowest 100% mileage earning fare
W = Discount Fare Economy often with many restrictions
X = Economy Class Award
Y = Full Fare unrestricted Economy class
Z = Heavily discounted Business Class

Anybody know the missing ones?

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Last edited by SmilingBoy; Feb 7, 07 at 4:57 am. Reason: updated to include information below
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Old Feb 7, 07, 3:08 am   #4
 
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G: Third highest economy level, with some restrictions. (I do believe the H bucket is only applicable when travelling over the weekend.)

K: Discount economy fare with lots of restrictions. Typically used for intra-German oneways (Code: KFLYOW).

P: non-rev first class (?)
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Old Feb 7, 07, 3:28 am   #5
 
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Anybody know the missing ones?

SmilingBoy.
G - Economy fare, restricted. Often used for group travel.
K - Economy fare, restricted, changeable for a fee.

X - Economy award. (no upgrade available INTO Eco, unless you can now buy tickets for the baggage hold)

Also, it might be worth mentioning the mileage levels:

German Domestic:

E L T U - 125 miles per intra-Germany sector
G H K M Q S V W - 500 miles per intra-Germany sector
B Y - 750 miles per intra-Germany sector
C D Z - 1500 miles per intra-Europe sector (Business)

Continental:

E L T U - 125 miles per intra-Europe sector
G H K M Q S V W - 750 miles per intra-Europe sector
B Y - 1250 miles per intra-Europe sector
C D Z - 2000 miles per intra-Europe sector (Business)

Intercontinental:

S W - 50% distance miles, minimum 500
G H K M Q V - 100% distance miles, minimum 500
B Y - 150% distance miles, minimum 750
C D Z - 200% distance miles, minimum 1000 (Business)
A F - 300% distance miles, minimum 1500 (First)

Values/classes taken from www.meilenrechner.de.

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Old Feb 7, 07, 3:31 am   #6
 
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There seem to be four fare classes missing from the alphabet - R, P, J and N.

If R and N are non-rev, then it's probably P - First, R - Business and N - Economy, but what is J?
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Old Feb 7, 07, 4:17 am   #7
 
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If R and N are non-rev, then it's probably P - First, R - Business and N - Economy, but what is J?
Maybe J is not used by LH? LX uses it for highly discounted business class tickets.

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Old Feb 7, 07, 4:18 am   #8
 
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X - Economy award. (no upgrade available INTO Eco, unless you can now buy tickets for the baggage hold)
True!

Thanks for the help, Triple3 and Alex. I'll update my post.

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Old Feb 7, 07, 4:49 am   #9
 
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For both UA and LH, RTW coach is in M, not in H or B as quoted in #1

S is used for NEGO fares, too, like L'tur last minute sometimes.
I think P is not used as LH banned all non-rev F travel. When R, N, O, I, X showed up in SABRE for some time, P and J were the only unused letters.
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Old Feb 7, 07, 5:01 am   #10
 
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For both UA and LH, RTW coach is in M, not in H or B as quoted in #1

S is used for NEGO fares, too, like L'tur last minute sometimes.
I think P is not used as LH banned all non-rev F travel. When R, N, O, I, X showed up in SABRE for some time, P and J were the only unused letters.
Thanks. Updated my post.

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Old Feb 7, 07, 5:13 am   #11
 
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Please note that Y is not always UNRESTRICTED, as I recently found out. I flew HAM-FRA-HAM, had a G class ticket in the morning and a Y return later in the day. I was told at Frankfurt this ticket was only changeable against a 50EUR fee as I travelled to FRA on a "cheap" G-class ticket in the morning. All in all the fare was over 480€. Ridiculous!
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Old Feb 7, 07, 5:21 am   #12
 
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Please note that Y is not always UNRESTRICTED, as I recently found out. I flew HAM-FRA-HAM, had a G class ticket in the morning and a Y return later in the day. I was told at Frankfurt this ticket was only changeable against a 50EUR fee as I travelled to FRA on a "cheap" G-class ticket in the morning. All in all the fare was over 480€. Ridiculous!
This is "normal" - on any airline ticket, when you combine fare classes, the fare restrictions of the more restrictive class apply to the whole ticket.

If you had a four segment itinerary with three segments in Y and one segment in E, the rules for E would still apply.
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Old Feb 7, 07, 9:33 am   #13
 
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thanks for your work guys

Kiwi Flyer, maybe you can link to this post in the

Lufthansa, Austrian, LOT and Miles & More Quick Reference Thread
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Old Feb 7, 07, 11:25 am   #14
 
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At least some...

(I do believe the H bucket is only applicable when travelling over the weekend.)
I just booked FRA-MNL-FRA leaving Monday and returning Friday, all in H.

Btw: They automatically assigned me an exit row seat. Nice .
Will still go for an upgrade ...
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Old Feb 7, 07, 12:31 pm   #15
 
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For both UA and LH, RTW coach is in M, not in H or B as quoted in #1
H is the booking class for the so called STARLITE RTWs, which are not available in all markets.

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...I think P is not used as LH banned all non-rev F travel....
Are you saying LH is not offering compensation tickets in F anymore? Care to tell us where that info is coming from? A free ticket in F to anywhere in the world used to be the standard compensation if they had to bump you from a confirmed F seat.
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