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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 9, 16, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by PLeblond View Post
Its 2015. Please wake up and smell the coffee. Customers are the screwing over companies now. They corporations are the ones being exploited.

Can we please stop the pro-consumer rhetoric for a minute or two????

i'm sick of this. Really!!!
Repeat after me,

Rule #1 the customers perception of reality is reality. Businesses exist to attract and retain a customer. You are nothing without one.

Rule #2. When in doubt refer back to rule #1

Welcome to the post industrialist customer centric economy where the marketer is no longer in charge. Where the 1960s managers woke up and found out that their customers don't really like the taste of their "more of the same"coffee and want changes with better caffeine to quell the lizard brain. Of course this meant the airline economist (who really wanted to be a marketer) had to put away their punch card sheets and embrace changes that don't neatly fit into their slide rule calculations. Especially when no one really cares for their self proclaimed, fashionable pocket protectors. But they did care about The ever shrinking, harder to justify, value proposition being conked out a reservac II mouthpiece.

You don't have to like it. But you will probably find it more constructive (and fulfilling) if you can provide input that seeks to maximize customer value and customer return on this board. especially since (through your own admissions) you seem to have an incredible difficult time understanding the raison d'etre of FT.

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Old Feb 13, 16, 12:44 pm
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Could somebody please do a fare bucket check on AC/PHL-YYZ-YEG on May 17 for 7537/159 (the 16:35 dep.) and 7547/135 (the 18:45 dep.) with a Canadian POS? Thank you.
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Old Feb 13, 16, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
Could somebody please do a fare bucket check on AC/PHL-YYZ-YEG on May 17 for 7537/159 (the 16:35 dep.) and 7547/135 (the 18:45 dep.) with a Canadian POS? Thank you.
Code:
** AMADEUS AVAILABILITY - AN ** YYZ LESTER B. PEARS.CAON      94 TU 17MAY  400P 
 1  *AC7537  J8 C8 D8 Z8 P7 R8 Y9 /PHL D YYZ 1  435P    607P  E0/E75       1:32 
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T9 L9 A9 K9
 2  *AC7547  J9 C9 D9 Z8 P7 R8 Y9 /PHL D YYZ 1  645P    817P  E0/E75       1:32 
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T9 L9 A9 K9

** AMADEUS AVAILABILITY - AN ** YEG EDMONTON INTL.CAAB        94 TU 17MAY  900P 
 1   AC 159  J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 R7 I1 /YYZ 1 YEG    855P   1108P  E0/321       4:13 
             Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T9 L9 A9 K9 X9
 2   AC 135  J9 C9 D9 Z8 P8 R6 Y9 /YYZ 1 YEG   1055P    102A+1E0/320       4:07 
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T9 L9 A9 K9 X9
Cheers,
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Old Mar 17, 16, 5:14 pm
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How oversold a flight is?

Can it tell you how oversold a flight is?
AC 8657 will not sell any seats on YYZ-YXU direct (Mar 27). AC.com will offer me connecting flights in full J (I understand how Revenue Management works and why they'd offer it), but any way of knowing how oversold it is? Or just if it 0'ed out.

Thanks!
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Old Mar 17, 16, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by PilotTobe View Post
Can it tell you how oversold a flight is?
AC 8657 will not sell any seats on YYZ-YXU direct (Mar 27). AC.com will offer me connecting flights in full J (I understand how Revenue Management works and why they'd offer it), but any way of knowing how oversold it is? Or just if it 0'ed out.

Thanks!
EF shows:
Y0 B0 M0 U0 H0 Q0 V0 W0 G0 S0 T0 L0 A0 K0

They're probably willing to sell a connecting full J flight because they'll let Y get overbooked on 8657.
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Old Mar 17, 16, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Diabeetus View Post
EF shows:
Y0 B0 M0 U0 H0 Q0 V0 W0 G0 S0 T0 L0 A0 K0

They're probably willing to sell a connecting full J flight because they'll let Y get overbooked on 8657.
But as of right now, one would not know if it is full, or oversold by 1 for example
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Old Mar 17, 16, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by PilotTobe View Post
But as of right now, one would not know if it is full, or oversold by 1 for example
I see what you mean. You are correct, no way to tell.
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Old Mar 17, 16, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Diabeetus View Post
I see what you mean. You are correct, no way to tell.
Thanks for the check tho! Happy I have a ticket already
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Old Jul 1, 16, 10:54 am
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Any chance someone can check AC832/YUL-BRU in Y on August 21 (as part of YEG-YUL-BRU-BOD, if that matters)? ITA is pulling up an itinerary with it, but every OTA except Flight Network reprices...
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Old Jul 1, 16, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
Any chance someone can check AC832/YUL-BRU in Y on August 21 (as part of YEG-YUL-BRU-BOD, if that matters)? ITA is pulling up an itinerary with it, but every OTA except Flight Network reprices...
On its own:
Code:
 1   AC 832  J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 R9 Y9 /YUL   BRU    745P    835A+1E0/333       6:50
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 T9 L9 K9 X9
As part of YEG-BOD, some of the lower inventory is held back:
Code:
 2   AC 176  J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 R5 Y9 /YEG   YUL   1125A    524P  E0/320
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9
     AC 832  J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 R9 Y9 /YUL   BRU    745P    835A+1E0/333
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 X9
     SN3555  J2 C2 D2 Z2 PL IL Y9 /BRU   BOD A 1105A+1 1240P+1E0/320      17:15
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 T9 E9 L9 G9 X9
Cheers
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Old Jul 1, 16, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by bawm View Post
On its own:
Code:
 1   AC 832  J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 R9 Y9 /YUL   BRU    745P    835A+1E0/333       6:50
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 T9 L9 K9 X9
As part of YEG-BOD, some of the lower inventory is held back:
Code:
 2   AC 176  J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 R5 Y9 /YEG   YUL   1125A    524P  E0/320
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9
     AC 832  J9 C9 D9 Z9 P9 R9 Y9 /YUL   BRU    745P    835A+1E0/333
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 X9
     SN3555  J2 C2 D2 Z2 PL IL Y9 /BRU   BOD A 1105A+1 1240P+1E0/320      17:15
             B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S9 T9 E9 L9 G9 X9
Cheers
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That would explain it; ITA is showing me an L fare . Thanks
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Old Sep 16, 16, 5:44 pm
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My needs do not justify a subscription of my own, and I don't even really need the info now (que sera sera - can't change anything) but if anyone could please check EF for a prognosis of my waitlisted upgrade 17 SEP (tomorrow) on AC 1914, it might either give me hope or dash my hopes.
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Old Sep 16, 16, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by flyquiet View Post
my needs do not justify a subscription of my own, and i don't even really need the info now (que sera sera - can't change anything) but if anyone could please check ef for a prognosis of my waitlisted upgrade 17 sep (tomorrow) on ac 1914, it might either give me hope or dash my hopes.
o0 e0 n0 y9 b9 m7 u7 h6 q5 v1 w0 s0 t0 l0 k0
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Old Sep 16, 16, 6:33 pm
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Thanks Sean. Not looking great
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Old Nov 1, 16, 6:53 pm
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Fare bucket info request, please

Can someone please help me with fare bucket info for?

AC 33 Nov 11 YYZ-SYD
and
AC 34 Nov 18 SYD-YYZ

Thanks.
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