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The Official Fare Bucket Check Request Thread

The Official Fare Bucket Check Request Thread

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Attention: You DO NOT need ExpertFlyer to do a simple fare availability check! READ LOWER IN THIS WIKI FOR DETAILS regarding the BCD Availability site.

FARE AVAILABILITY REQUESTS

For those of you inquiring about fare class availability but don't have access to EF or KVS, then you can use this thread to make your request.
At a minimum (mandatory), please provide:
1. Operating Airline
2. Flight Number (airport to airport name not necessary but wouldn't hurt to include)
3. Date of travel (or multiple dates for flexibility)

It may be helpful (optional) to also include:
4. The specific fare class(es) you are interested in (if applicable)
5. If the flight(s) you are inquiring about are part of a multi-segment itinerary, it may be helpful to include all segments (e.g. A -> B -> C) even if you only care about one of them.


ALTERNATIVE: DIY!

BCD Travel Tool for Fare Availability

FYI for those of you who don't have access to EF or KVS and feel that doing your own query suffices... this is a free availability checker site (BCD) from one of the travel blogger sites:
CLICK HERE for BCD Travel Fare Availability Tool

1. The "hover over" results can be copied and then pasted to a document editor, however, you may want to manually format the results to your liking
2. It doesn't return any fare class that is zeroed out, so for example, if you are looking for "R" and it doesn't show on the returned fare classes, it simply means that it is R0.
3. This is "bare bones" and doesn't have features like alerts, saved queries, etc.
4. You can only search for dates starting from today to within 10 months from today.
5. Requires Captcha (human) verification, so it can get annoying if you're doing multiple successive queries


Example of what the hover over result looks like:

BookingClass - Seat Availability
J - 9
C - 9
D - 9
Z - 9
P - 9
R - 3
O - 7
E - 6
Y - 9
B - 9
M - 9
U - 9
H - 9
Q - 9
V - 9
W - 9
G - 9
S - 9


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Old Feb 7, 19, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by capedreamer View Post
Hey folks - Another shameless ask for a lookup favour (or if someone wants to create a seat alert on my behalf, even better!):

AC872 YYZ-FRA on Feb 17
AC847 MUC-YYZ on Mar 2


Thank you!!!
https://flightavailability.bcdtravel...MnAvlMain.aspx

Hover over the availability link after submitting the information you want, If the fare class isn't showing, its 0
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Old Feb 7, 19, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by capedreamer View Post
Hey folks - Another shameless ask for a lookup favour (or if someone wants to create a seat alert on my behalf, even better!):

AC872 YYZ-FRA on Feb 17
AC847 MUC-YYZ on Mar 2


Thank you!!!
Originally Posted by AskTravis View Post
https://flightavailability.bcdtravel...MnAvlMain.aspx

Hover over the availability link after submitting the information you want, If the fare class isn't showing, its 0
As per the detailed instructions in the wiki.
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Old Feb 7, 19, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by AskTravis View Post
https://flightavailability.bcdtravel...MnAvlMain.aspx

Hover over the availability link after submitting the information you want, If the fare class isn't showing, its 0
Oh wow! Bookmarked. Thank you!

Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
As per the detailed instructions in the wiki.
Totally missed this development. Very cool.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 8:53 pm
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Is the BCD tool still working for people? I get "ERROR IN RETRIEVING FLIGHT RESULTS."
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Old Apr 8, 19, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by flyquiet View Post
Is the BCD tool still working for people? I get "ERROR IN RETRIEVING FLIGHT RESULTS."
I'm getting that message too
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Old Apr 8, 19, 6:14 am
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Originally Posted by flyquiet View Post
Is the BCD tool still working for people? I get "ERROR IN RETRIEVING FLIGHT RESULTS."
Originally Posted by marke190 View Post
I'm getting that message too
Same here. Goes in circle for a while and then craps out.
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Old Apr 9, 19, 4:08 pm
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It now appears to be working again. Great!
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Old Apr 10, 19, 11:21 am
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Can someone please check AC1916 for me? Apr 13 YYZ-LIS

I'm in Economy Flex Q . I want to use eups but I'm told my fare class isn't allowed. I'm wondering if its worth paying for a higher fare bucket in order to try to use eups. Alternatively I was allowed to ebid upgrade- first time trying on a Rogue flight and its funny:

Price to Ebid on YEG-YYZ on an E190 3.5hr flight: 600 dollars is considered a "good offer"
Price to Ebid on YYZ-LIS on Rogue 7hr flight: 350 considered "strong offer"

So weird how AC determines these numbers.
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Old Apr 10, 19, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by YVRYEGYVR View Post
Can someone please check AC1916 for me? Apr 13 YYZ-LIS
Not looking too good, PY is sold out: O0 E0 N0 Y6 B6 M6 U6 H6 Q5 V5 W5 S5 T4 L0 K0

I'm in Economy Flex Q . I want to use eups but I'm told my fare class isn't allowed. I'm wondering if its worth paying for a higher fare bucket in order to try to use eups.
"Not allowed"? There are no seats available for upgrade now. Was that the issue? Because as long as you're within your window, you should be able to waitlist. Probably not worth the upfare given O0.

Alternatively I was allowed to ebid upgrade- first time trying on a Rogue flight and its funny:

Price to Ebid on YEG-YYZ on an E190 3.5hr flight: 600 dollars is considered a "good offer"
Price to Ebid on YYZ-LIS on Rogue 7hr flight: 350 considered "strong offer"

So weird how AC determines these numbers.
Different markets with different appetites to pay.
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Old Apr 10, 19, 12:50 pm
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E35K can only eUp YBMU to PY on that route.

I agree it's not worth it, given it's full in PY at the moment. If it opens up, check for an LMU.
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