Old Nov 20, 08, 5:02 pm
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Thought I would add to this thread as opposed to starting a new one...

I have a reservation on OS with fare basis DR6OS flying OSL-VIE-BKK r/t. My VIE-OSL flight was cancelled and I was rerouted through HAM (OS/LH), which I later called and changed to FRA (OS/SK). I was also able to add a stopover in FRA.

Ideally I would like to go via ZRH instead but I assume that is not allowed, anyway I would like to ask here if anyone knows if that is the case, or to help me interpret the fare rules.

My email confirmation states:
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Tariffinformation:  	business flexible/DD
Minimum stay: 	no restrictions.
Maximum stay: 	no restrictions.
Rebooking: 	free
Refund: 	free
Rerouting: 	No
but the fare rules state:
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Austrian Airlines OS OSLBKK DR6OS fare rules and restrictions
General notes:

BUSINESS RESTRICTED FARES                 D
Between SCANDINAVIA and AREA 3 FOR ROUND TRIP FARES


Advanced reservations and ticketing restrictions:

  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SECTORS.
         NOTE -
          DUE TO AUTOMATED TICKETING DEADLINE CONTROL
          DIFFERENCE COULD EXIST BETWEEN THE FARE RULE
          LAST TICKETING DATE AND THE SYSTEM GENERATED
          TICKETING DEADLINE MESSAGE.
          THE MORE RESTRICTIVE TICKETING DEADLINE APPLIES.
          -------------
          FOR TDC REFER TO GGAIROSNORWAY2
          OR IN THE CASE OF DIFFERENT POS REFER
          TO LOCAL GGAIROS RESTRICTION


Stopovers:

  UNLIMITED STOPOVERS PERMITTED.


Transfers:

         NOTE -
          ONLY PERMITTED AS PROVIDED FOR IN SPECIFIED
          PUBLISHED ROUTINGS.


Combinability restrictions:

   END-ON-END NOT PERMITTED.
   ADD-ONS PERMITTED.
  OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS
    -TO FORM SINGLE OR DOUBLE OPEN JAWS/ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE
    TRIPS.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER OS/LH/LX/SK/
     CA/TG/SQ/NZ/NH/LO WITH ANY RULE IN ANY PUBLIC TARIFF.


Penalties:

  CANCELLATIONS
    ANY TIME
      CANCELLATIONS PERMITTED FOR REFUND.
         NOTE -
          REFUND THE FARE PAID LESS THE APPLICABLE OW FARE
          FOR THE SECTOR ALREADY TRAVELLED.
          IF COMBINING A NON-REFUNDABLE FARE WITH
          REFUNDABLE FARE ORIGINAL NON-REFUNDABLE AMOUNT
          REMAINS NON-REFUNDABLE
  CHANGES
    ANY TIME
      CHANGES PERMITTED FOR REVALIDATION.
         NOTE -
          CHARGE DOES NOT APPLY
          --------------
          BEFORE DEPARTURE-ALL CONDITIONS NEEDS TO BE
          COMPLIED WITH
          AFTER DEPARTURE-ADVANCE PURCHASE CONDITION CAN BE
          IGNORED
    BEFORE DEPARTURE
      CHANGES PERMITTED FOR REISSUE.
         NOTE -
          CHARGE DOES NOT APPLY
          CURRENT FARES NEED TO BE USED
          -------
          REROUTING PERMITTED TO STAR ALLIANCE CARRIER.
          -------
          FARE CAN BE UPGRADED TO ANY HIGHER OS FARE
          IN THIS CASE COLLECT FARE DIFFERENCE
          -------
          REISSUE/UPGRADING-MCO ISSUANCE MUST BE MADE IN ONE
          TRANSACTION BEFORE DEPARTURE OF THE FLIGHT BEING
          CHANGED PROVIDED THAT ALL CONDITIONS OF THE NEW
          FARE ARE AGAIN COMPLIED WITH INCLUDING ADVANCE
          PURCHASE AND THE FARE DIFFERNCE IS BEING COLLECTED
          FARE MUST BE RECALCULATED FROM POINT OF ORIGIN
    AFTER DEPARTURE
      CHANGES PERMITTED FOR REISSUE.
         NOTE -
          CHARGE DOES NOT APPLY
          HISTORICAL FARES NEED TO BE USED.
          -----
          REROUTING PERMITTED TO STAR ALLIANCE CARRIER.
          -----
          FARE CAN BE UPGRADED TO ANY HIGHER OS FARE.
          IN THIS CASE COLLECT FARE DIFFERENCE.
          -----
          REISSUE/UPGRADING - MCO ISSUANCE MUST BE MADE IN
          ONE TRANSACTION BEFORE DEPARTURE OF THE FLIGHT
          BEING CHANGED PROVIDED THAT ALL CONDITIONS OF THE
          FARE ARE AGAIN COMPLIED WITH AND FARE
          DIFFERENCE IS BEING
          COLLECTED.
          -----------------------------
          ADVANCE PURCHASE OF NEW FARE COMPONENT HAS TO BE
          COMPLIED WITH IF MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN ADVANCE
          PURCHASE OF ORIGINAL TICKET
          ------------------------
          FARE MUST BE RECALCULATED FROM POINT OF ORIGIN.


Endorsements:

  THE ORIGINAL AND THE REISSUED TICKET MUST BE ANNOTATED -
  OS ONLY/FREE CHNG/REF - IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX.


Children's discounts:

  ACCOMPANIED CHILD 2-15 - CHARGE 67 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
        TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH AND PERCENT OF DISCOUNT
  OR - INFANT UNDER 2 WITH A SEAT - CHARGE 67 PERCENT OF THE
         FARE.
             TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH AND PERCENT OF DISCOUNT
  OR - 1ST INFANT UNDER 2 WITHOUT A SEAT - CHARGE 10 PERCENT
         OF THE FARE.
             TICKET DESIGNATOR - IN AND PERCENT OF DISCOUNT
  OR - UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-15 - CHARGE 67 PERCENT OF THE
         FARE.
             TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH AND PERCENT OF DISCOUNT.


Tour discounts:

  TOUR CONDUCTOR - NO DISCOUNT.


Agent discounts:

         NOTE -
          AGENT DISCOUNTS PERMITTED.
          CONTACT YOUR LOCAL OS OFFICE FOR DETAILS.


Voluntary changes:

  IN THE EVENT OF CHANGES TO TICKETED FLIGHTS
   BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY AND WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF OS INTERNATIONAL FARES
     NO CHARGE FOR REISSUE OF THIS FARE COMPONENT AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT TODAY
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. OS FARES ARE USED
       3. VALIDATE ADVANCE RES REQUIREMENTS WHEN BOOKING
       DATE KNOWN
       4. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM NEW TKT ISSUE DATE IF
       TRAVEL ON OUTBOUND FARE COMPONENT OF PRICING UNIT
       CHANGED/OTHERWISE FROM PREVIOUS ISSUE DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY AND WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF OS INTERNATIONAL FARES
     NO CHARGE FOR REISSUE OF THIS FARE COMPONENT AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TKT WAS ISSUED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. FULLY FLOWN FARE NOT REPRICED TO FURTHER POINT
       3. OS FARES ARE USED
       4. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET
       5. VALIDATE ADVANCE RES REQUIREMENTS WHEN BOOKING
       DATE KNOWN
       6. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   ANYTIME WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF OS INTERNATIONAL FARES
     NO CHARGE FOR REVALIDATION OF THIS FARE COMPONENT AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TKT WAS ISSUED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. NO CHANGE TO STOPOVERS AND CONNECTIONS/FARE BREAKS
       2. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       3. FULLY FLOWN FARE NOT REPRICED TO FURTHER POINT
       4. OS SAME FARE CLASS GOVERNED BY SAME RULE IS USED
       5. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET
       6. VALIDATE ADVANCE RES REQUIREMENTS WHEN BOOKING
       DATE KNOWN
       7. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
   REFUND VIA ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- HIGHER NON-REF AMT AND NEW ENDORSEMENTS.


Rule application:

AUSTRIAN EURO BUSINESS AND ECONOMY FARES
 APPLICATION
   AREA
     THESE FARES APPLY
     FROM SCANDINAVIA TO AREA 3.
   CLASS OF SERVICE
     THESE FARES APPLY FOR BUSINESS/ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
   TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
     FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
     ROUND-TRIP/OPEN-JAW JOURNEYS.
   RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF THIS FARE NOT PERMITTED
   EXCEPTION- MAY BE USED FOR EN-ROUTE UPGRADING FROM
   A LOWER FARE PROVIDED ALL CONDITIONS OF THESE
   FARES ARE MET.
 OTHER CONDITIONS
   RULE FOR EACH SECTOR BKD APPLY/EXCEPT MIN STAY


<end of fare rules and restrictions>
What does the REROUTING PERMITTED TO STAR ALLIANCE CARRIER mean?

All input welcome, thanks
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