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Old Dec 5, 06, 9:26 am
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Gaza
 
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
If the fare basis begins KQ, then it would definitely seem to be of the non-upgradeable K variety. There are so many different sub fares it can be mind boggling at times.

Expedia may be able to sell KUP's. It certainly offered YUP's in the past but even though, a mixed class through booking may prove too hot for it to handle.
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Thanks G. Your suggestion to try Expedia helped point me and BA in the right direction.

I went on to Expedia and used the option to build the itinerary manually. It can back in the way I wnated. I then looked at the fare rules:-

Code:
From: Miami, FL, United States (MIA-Miami Intl.)
To: Las Vegas, NV, United States (LAS-All Airports)
(and return)
Fare Basis Code: KUPPR26T  
 
MIALAS-AA  6DEC06      *RULE DISPLAY*     TARIFF 0011 RULE 5000
   -FARE BASIS         USD       TAX       TOTAL    PTC  FT
KUPPR26T        R    872.56     65.44      938.00   ADT  NL
KUPPR26T/IN00   R      0.00      0.00        0.00   INF  NL
KUPPR26T/INF50  R    436.28     32.72      469.00   INS  NL
BOOKING CODES        P
FIRST TRAVEL    - 2NOV06
SEASONS     - NO RESTRICTION
PENALTIES   - SEE TEXT RULE
              SEE TEXT RULE
DAY/TIME    - NO RESTRICTION
ADV RES/TKT - WAITLISTING NOT PERMITTED
              ALL SEGMENTS MUST BE CONFIRMED
MIN STAY    - NO RESTRICTION
MAX STAY    - NO RESTRICTION
BLACKOUTS   - TO MIA   01FEB07-03FEB07
              FROM MIA   05FEB07-06FEB07
SURCHARGES  - NONE
STOPOVERS   - NOT PERMITTED
TRANSFERS   - NO RESTRICTION
FLT APPLIC  - FOR TRAVEL ON/BEFORE 13DEC 06
              MUST NOT BE VIA AA FLT 1-4 10 FLT 15-16
              FLT 19-22 30 FLT 32-34 40 59 FLT 117-
              118 133 FLT 178-179 FLT 180-181 185 201
              242 245 295 383 1520 SUN/MON/TUE/WED
              FURTHER RESTR APPLY SEE TEXT RULE
CHILD DISC  - INF UNDER 2 YRS FREE NO SEAT
              1ST-2ND INS UNDER 2 YRS 50 PCT WITH SEAT
OTHER DISC  - RULE 6020 DFR3 PASSENGER OCCUPYING TWO SEATS
              APPLIES.
COMBINABLTY - SEE TEXT RULE
ELIGIBILITY - NO RESTRICTION
ACCOM PSGR  - NO RESTRICTION
TRVL RESTR  - NO RESTRICTION
SALES RESTR - TKT BY MAIL PTA MECH SELF PTA-TKT PERMITTED
NEGOTIATED  - NO RESTRICTION
TKT ENDORSE - NO RESTRICTION
APPLICATION - SEE TEXT RULE
MISC TAGS   - SEE TEXT RULE
INDUSTRY FARE TYPE -  ER - ECONOMY RESTRICTED
PFCS MAY VARY BY RTG
ROUTING    2    FROM  MIA-AA-STL-AA-
             OR FROM  MIA-AA-CHI-AA-SEA-AA-
             OR FROM  MIA-AA-BNA-AA-DFW-AA-
             OR FROM  MIA-AA-BNA-AA-STL-AA-
             OR FROM  MIA-AA-FYV/STL-AA-
             OR FROM  MIA-AA-AUS-AA-STL-AA-
                  TO  SNA/SJC-AA-LAS*
             OR   TO  SNA/SEA/LAX-AA-LAS*
My attention was drawn to the "Booking Code" line highlighted above. It showed "P" rather than "K". I made a quick call back to BA Telesales and asked them to change the booking class from "K" to "P". He confirmed the fare basis had changed from KAOZT to KUPP26T.

I them went in to www.checkmytrip.com and saw the AA flights now confirmed in F.

This could be worth adding to the sticky.
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