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The Official Fare Bucket Check Request Thread

Old Jun 6, 18, 10:24 am
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A few FlyerTalkers with access to ExpertFlyer are willing to use their subscriptions to look up availability for fellow FTers. Please note that ExpertFlyer offers free 5-day trials, and subscriptions are reasonably priced at US$4.99 per month for a Basic account and US$9.99 per month (US$99.99 per year); consider subscribing as opposed to posting in this thread.

If you would like to request availability, please include in your post:
  • Route (e.g. YYC-YYZ)
  • Date (e.g. September 5)
  • Flight number (e.g. 142)

Note that EF searches are by route and by date (see this post for details).

Although it's not hard to look up the route that corresponds to a flight number, please be respectful of the time of those who are volunteering (and using their paid EF subscriptions) to research your request by saving them the time of also looking up that ACxxx is a flight from AAA to BBB.
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The Official Fare Bucket Check Request Thread

Old Feb 7, 19, 10:11 pm
  #211  
 
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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, 10:14 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, 10:16 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, 9:53 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, 1:11 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, 7:14 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, 5:08 pm
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It now appears to be working again. Great!
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Old Apr 10, 19, 12:21 pm
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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, 12:26 pm
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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, 1:50 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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Old Apr 25, 19, 12:32 pm
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Is anyone willing to check availability on YOW-YEG on May 20 (preferably AC363)? I'm wondering if it's worth waiting for a lower fare bucket (A?) to open up and save $50
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Old Apr 25, 19, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
Is anyone willing to check availability on YOW-YEG on May 20 (preferably AC363)? I'm wondering if it's worth waiting for a lower fare bucket (A?) to open up and save $50
For 5/20:

AC363: J4 C4 D4 Z4 P4 R4 Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T9 L1 A0 K0
AC359: J7 C7 D7 Z7 P7 R7 Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T9 L0 A0 K0

Yes, @canadiancow, I finally shelled out the $100. :P
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Old Apr 25, 19, 2:00 pm
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Flying AC862 YYZ to LHR on April 26 (tomorrow). Flight shows in schedule but not showing anything for availability.
This is the replacement for the daytime flight in April.
2 couples flying L class and trying to figure out how busy to see chances of getting empty middle seats next to us.
Would appreciate any input,
Cheers
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Old Apr 25, 19, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by geordie View Post
Flying AC862 YYZ to LHR on April 26 (tomorrow). Flight shows in schedule but not showing anything for availability.
This is the replacement for the daytime flight in April.
2 couples flying L class and trying to figure out how busy to see chances of getting empty middle seats next to us.
Would appreciate any input,
Cheers
Flight looks full, possibly oversold, in the back
J6 C6 D6 Z5 P1 R0 O1 E0 N0 Y0 B0 M0 U0 H0 Q0 V0 W0 S0 T0 L0 K0
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Old Apr 25, 19, 2:18 pm
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Cheers Plumber, appreciate this!
I was hoping this would not be the case as this is the "extra" evening flight...ah well!
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