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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 Dec 26, 19, 10:55 am
  #256  
 
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Originally Posted by codfather View Post
AC7795 (operated by EVAS) leaving YYT at 5:05pm for YDF.

Let me know what the Y availability looks like. Thanks!
Today:
Y0 B0 M0 U0 H0 Q0 V0 W0 G0 S0 T0 L0 A0 K0
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Old Dec 26, 19, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by Seat13F_AC_CRJ View Post
Today:
Y0 B0 M0 U0 H0 Q0 V0 W0 G0 S0 T0 L0 A0 K0
You reckon that might be oversold
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Old Dec 26, 19, 12:27 pm
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Y0 on a BEH isn't as indicative of an oversell as it would be on a larger aircraft.
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Old Dec 26, 19, 12:57 pm
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And just like that there's a seat open.
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Old Dec 26, 19, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
And just like that there's a seat open.
It was a couple so they needed two seats anyways! They ended up taking an FT style routing YYT-YHZ-YDF.

I probably would have tried to get YYT-YHZ-YUL-YYZ-YDF
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Old Dec 26, 19, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by codfather View Post
It was a couple so they needed two seats anyways! They ended up taking an FT style routing YYT-YHZ-YDF.

I probably would have tried to get YYT-YHZ-YUL-YYZ-YDF
I think it departed with like 4 empty.
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Old Dec 26, 19, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I think it departed with like 4 empty.
Bizarre that it was showing Y0 in that case! Perhaps EF isnít as accurate with EVAS operated flights?

I canít imagine Iím right on that though...
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Old Dec 26, 19, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by codfather View Post
Bizarre that it was showing Y0 in that case! Perhaps EF isnít as accurate with EVAS operated flights?

I canít imagine Iím right on that though...
Availability shows how many seats they are willing to sell, not how many are physically available.
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Old Dec 26, 19, 5:13 pm
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A bunch of people didn't make the flight.

It was fully booked earlier today.
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