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YQMYMM Dec 15, 15 9:32 am

The Official Fare Bucket Check Request Thread
 
I'm surprised there isn't already a thread for this, if there is I couldn't find it.

Can someone with an EF membership check AC179 YUL-YEG on Jan 5/16 for me?

sinalet Dec 15, 15 9:41 am

Results from ExpertFlyer.com
Code:

Flight Availability Search
Departing YUL on 16/01/05 0:00 for YEG
Flying AC 
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Exclude Codeshares


                                                                    Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart            Arrive            Aircraft  Reliability    Available Classes
0 Connections
AC 179        0      YUL                YEG                320      Daily          J7 C7 D6 Z5 P5 R3 Y5 B5 M5 U5 H4 Q2 V1 W0 G0 S0 T0 L0 A0 K0
                    16/01/05 8:10      16/01/05 11:05              84% / 14m

0 Connections
AC 171        1      YUL                YEG                320      Daily          J3 C3 D2 Z2 P1 R1 Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T5 L0 A0 K0
                    16/01/05 16:10    16/01/05 20:30              NA / NA


superangrypenguin Dec 15, 15 9:43 am

I have a request of my own please.

YOW YYZ December 18th. Flights leaving from 2pm to 4pm please. Need to know J #'s.

Thank you

YQMYMM Dec 15, 15 9:44 am

Thank you

SearsTower Dec 15, 15 9:46 am

Ac455 2:00 pm j5 c5 d4 z3 p3 r1 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q8 v4 w2 g0 s0 t0 l0 a0 k0
ac457 3:00 pm j3 c3 d2 z1 p1 r0 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q9 v9 w7 g5 s3 t0 l0 a0 k0
ac459 4:00 pm j3 c3 d3 z2 p1 r0 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q9 v9 w9 g9 s8 t7 l5 a4 k0

superangrypenguin Dec 15, 15 9:49 am


Originally Posted by SearsTower (Post 25867278)
Ac455 2:00 pm j5 c5 d4 z3 p3 r1 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q8 v4 w2 g0 s0 t0 l0 a0 k0
ac457 3:00 pm j3 c3 d2 z1 p1 r0 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q9 v9 w7 g5 s3 t0 l0 a0 k0
ac459 4:00 pm j3 c3 d3 z2 p1 r0 y9 b9 m9 u9 h9 q9 v9 w9 g9 s8 t7 l5 a4 k0

Thank you!!

acysb87 Dec 15, 15 10:02 am


Originally Posted by superangrypenguin (Post 25867257)
I have a request of my own please.

YOW YYZ December 18th. Flights leaving from 2pm to 4pm please. Need to know J #'s.

Thank you

Is it a return ticket?:D:p;)

PLeblond Dec 15, 15 10:37 am

Please keep in mind that if this is for a longer itinerary, the availability could be different.

yyznomad Dec 15, 15 11:53 am


Originally Posted by YQMYMM (Post 25867202)
I'm surprised there isn't already a thread for this, if there is I couldn't find it.

Can someone with an EF membership check AC179 YUL-YEG on Jan 5/16 for me?

There are several one off threads... so I vote to make this one the de facto forum fare bucket thread!

YQMYMM Dec 15, 15 3:04 pm


Originally Posted by yyznomad (Post 25868059)
There are several one off threads... so I vote to make this one the de facto forum fare bucket thread!

+1

Sean Peever Dec 15, 15 3:22 pm


Originally Posted by yyznomad (Post 25868059)
There are several one off threads... so I vote to make this one the de facto forum fare bucket thread!

+2

PLeblond Dec 15, 15 6:53 pm

I vote people get their own subscription. (Yes, I understand this is anti-Flyertalk thinking.)

YQMYMM Dec 15, 15 7:11 pm


Originally Posted by PLeblond (Post 25870095)
I vote people get their own subscription. (Yes, I understand this is anti-Flyertalk thinking.)

For constant checking of fare buckets and flight status, I agree.

For a one-off fare bucket check or extended info on a delayed flight, let's help each other out. I am seriously considering a EF membership and if I do get one I'm more than happy to do checks for anyone on here.

ricktoronto Dec 15, 15 9:57 pm


Originally Posted by yyznomad (Post 25868059)
There are several one off threads... so I vote to make this one the de facto forum fare bucket thread!


How about you guys buy your own EF subscription vs. mooching off people who pay for it?

They won't stay in business if you all think a dedicated thread to get people who pay having to subsidize cheapskates who won't.

Come on. $10 a month and you can't afford that? Jeez.

canadiancow Dec 15, 15 10:14 pm


Originally Posted by ricktoronto (Post 25870885)
How about you guys buy your own EF subscription vs. mooching off people who pay for it?

They won't stay in business if you all think a dedicated thread to get people who pay having to subsidize cheapskates who won't.

Come on. $10 a month and you can't afford that? Jeez.

$10/month gets me a Rapidair LMU once a year. Not all of us can pay for EF and sit in J.

acysb87 Dec 16, 15 5:37 am


Originally Posted by ricktoronto (Post 25870885)
How about you guys buy your own EF subscription vs. mooching off people who pay for it?

They won't stay in business if you all think a dedicated thread to get people who pay having to subsidize cheapskates who won't.

Come on. $10 a month and you can't afford that? Jeez.

Cheapening the EF experience?;)

zrh2yvr Dec 16, 15 5:50 am


Originally Posted by PLeblond (Post 25867550)
Please keep in mind that if this is for a longer itinerary, the availability could be different.

Very true - - as you are probably talking about the Married Segment logic. (AC does not seem to use it as much as LH/LX but they do it for sure).

However - the married segment availability with the connection will normally make it better (i.e. ,the point-to-point non-stop usually has the most restrictive access).

Yhztraveller Dec 16, 15 6:46 am

Ok, for the newbie, what is EF?

yqtyyz Dec 16, 15 6:48 am

EF = Expertflyer, which is a subscription-based service that lets you check for specific fare buckets and most importantly, e-upgrade space (the magical letter "R" for AC upgrades - not sure about other airlines).

http://www.expertflyer.com/


Originally Posted by Yhztraveller (Post 25872297)
Ok, for the newbie, what is EF?


PLeblond Dec 16, 15 6:53 am


Originally Posted by Yhztraveller (Post 25872297)
Ok, for the newbie, what is EF?

Hi. Welcome to Flyertalk.

EF = Expert Flyer. Its a website that offers information that is very useful to frequent flyers. Its off things like the number of seats available for purchase for every fare bucket, upgrade/redemption space (for certain airlines) seat alerts and a whole bunch of other things.

Very useful, and just nerdy-cool if you're a plane geek like me!

PLeblond Dec 16, 15 6:56 am


Originally Posted by YQMYMM (Post 25870177)
For constant checking of fare buckets and flight status, I agree.

For a one-off fare bucket check or extended info on a delayed flight, let's help each other out. I am seriously considering a EF membership and if I do get one I'm more than happy to do checks for anyone on here.

I agree, and I've helped out when asked. I just don't think its a great idea to have a dedicated thread for this. Since EF is a paid service, and you gotta figure EF is also looking around here and could change their pricing and policies if there is a large group of people sharing this information publicly.

I have a few people who email me for EF info, and I think that's fine. Its the thread dedicated idea I take issue with.

YQMYMM Dec 16, 15 8:13 am


Originally Posted by PLeblond (Post 25872335)
I agree, and I've helped out when asked. I just don't think its a great idea to have a dedicated thread for this. Since EF is a paid service, and you gotta figure EF is also looking around here and could change their pricing and policies if there is a large group of people sharing this information publicly.

I have a few people who email me for EF info, and I think that's fine. Its the thread dedicated idea I take issue with.

I believe a few other boards on FT have a dedicated thread, EF hasn't changed their policies.

People asking for one-off info will not be paying for EF regardless. People who need the info on a regular basis will pay for a sub in order to get it immediately.

Yhztraveller Dec 16, 15 8:25 am


Originally Posted by PLeblond (Post 25872326)
Hi. Welcome to Flyertalk.

EF = Expert Flyer. Its a website that offers information that is very useful to frequent flyers. Its off things like the number of seats available for purchase for every fare bucket, upgrade/redemption space (for certain airlines) seat alerts and a whole bunch of other things.

Very useful, and just nerdy-cool if you're a plane geek like me!

Awesome, thanks Pleblond and yqtyyz. This will help confirm availability for my flight pass bookings and upgrades.

Great to find a place to talk FF issues!

PLeblond Dec 16, 15 8:36 am


Originally Posted by YQMYMM (Post 25872626)
I believe a few other boards on FT have a dedicated thread, EF hasn't changed their policies.

People asking for one-off info will not be paying for EF regardless. People who need the info on a regular basis will pay for a sub in order to get it immediately.

Agreed. And it makes sense. I guess its because I don't like people exploiting companies' work to save a few bucks a month. Its not the way I roll.

YQMYMM Dec 16, 15 9:08 am


Originally Posted by PLeblond (Post 25872735)
Agreed. And it makes sense. I guess its because I don't like people exploiting companies' work to save a few bucks a month. Its not the way I roll.

I see it as an opportunity for EF (for those who don't abuse). A dedicated thread promotes EF - a few have already asked about it in this thread. Some will ask for a check on here, then some will get the EF free trial and then some will pay for a sub.

Free exposure for a few 'free' checks.

canadiancow Dec 16, 15 10:07 am


Originally Posted by YQMYMM (Post 25872626)
People asking for one-off info will not be paying for EF regardless. People who need the info on a regular basis will pay for a sub in order to get it immediately.

People pirating movies/tv shows/software would not be paying for it regardless. Therefore it should be legal.

yyznomad Dec 16, 15 10:15 am


Originally Posted by ricktoronto (Post 25870885)
How about you guys buy your own EF subscription vs. mooching off people who pay for it?

They won't stay in business if you all think a dedicated thread to get people who pay having to subsidize cheapskates who won't.

Come on. $10 a month and you can't afford that? Jeez.

Now now... tsk tsk.

if you read this forum enough you will know that I often respond to others' one off requests by providing info from my EF account. I am more than willing to help others here with one off requests.

I have an auto-renew yearly membership/subscription.

Silvercity Dec 16, 15 10:22 am


Originally Posted by ricktoronto (Post 25870885)
How about you guys buy your own EF subscription vs. mooching off people who pay for it?

They won't stay in business if you all think a dedicated thread to get people who pay having to subsidize cheapskates who won't.

Come on. $10 a month and you can't afford that? Jeez.

Agreed. I have Pro Membership with Expert Flyer and use it every week. Recommend you get you own

ffsim Dec 16, 15 10:35 am


Originally Posted by YQMYMM (Post 25872861)
I see it as an opportunity for EF (for those who don't abuse). A dedicated thread promotes EF - a few have already asked about it in this thread. Some will ask for a check on here, then some will get the EF free trial and then some will pay for a sub.

Free exposure for a few 'free' checks.

Absolutely agree. Don't forget: EF has a built-in BB sharing option which provides the appropriate coding to specifically allow people to share results on forums such as FT.

xray Dec 16, 15 10:58 am

I also answer the sporadic request for EF info but I do also think the people who ask (more than once) are somewhat cheap. I'll give them a pass if they don't travel much or have no upgrade opportunities (but then why are they on FT ?)

If you value something, you should financially support it so that it is viable and continues to exist. It's also not a huge expense in the relative scheme of things.

yyznomad Dec 16, 15 11:03 am


Originally Posted by xray (Post 25873494)
I also answer the sporadic request for EF info but I do also think the people who ask (more than once) are somewhat cheap. I'll give them a pass if they don't travel much or have no upgrade opportunities (but then why are they on FT ?)

If you value something, you should financially support it so that it is viable and continues to exist. It's also not a huge expense in the relative scheme of things.

Agreed. The serial asker will not get responses from me.

I still say let this thread be the de facto and people will quickly notice the one-off requester vs. the serial requester.

YQMYMM Dec 16, 15 11:06 am


Originally Posted by yyznomad (Post 25873518)
Agreed. The serial asker will not get responses from me.

I still say let this thread be the de facto and people will quickly notice the one-off requester vs. the serial requester.

Agreed, limit the requests to one thread to control requestors.

Canibus Dec 16, 15 11:16 am

Could someone help me out? Trying to decide whether to book now or wait a day or 2 - can someone post fare bucket availability for AC 1532 Dec 22?

Thanks in advance!

yyznomad Dec 16, 15 11:23 am


Originally Posted by Canibus (Post 25873581)
Could someone help me out? Trying to decide whether to book now or wait a day or 2 - can someone post fare bucket availability for AC 1532 Dec 22?

Thanks in advance!

Looks like oversold in Y and only 5 J seats to be sold.

Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Flight Availability Search
Departing YUL on 12/22/15 12:00 AM for AZS
Flying AC
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Don't Show Interline Connections

Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
AC 1532 0 YUL AZS 319 T,F J5 C5 D5 Z4 P0 R0 Y0 B0 M0 UC HC QC VC WC GC SC TC LC AC KC
12/22/15 10:10 AM 12/22/15 3:30 PM 78% / 30m

PLeblond Dec 16, 15 11:50 am


Originally Posted by canadiancow (Post 25873174)
People pirating movies/tv shows/software would not be paying for it regardless. Therefore it should be legal.

Not sure I understand your point. Please elaborate.

Canibus Dec 16, 15 11:59 am


Originally Posted by yyznomad (Post 25873625)
Looks like oversold in Y and only 5 J seats to be sold.

Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Flight Availability Search
Departing YUL on 12/22/15 12:00 AM for AZS
Flying AC
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Don't Show Interline Connections

Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
AC 1532 0 YUL AZS 319 T,F J5 C5 D5 Z4 P0 R0 Y0 B0 M0 UC HC QC VC WC GC SC TC LC AC KC
12/22/15 10:10 AM 12/22/15 3:30 PM 78% / 30m

Thanks YYZNomad!

canadiancow Dec 16, 15 12:33 pm


Originally Posted by PLeblond (Post 25873789)
Not sure I understand your point. Please elaborate.

"They wouldn't pay anyway" isn't a valid argument as to why something should be given to them for free.

kwflyer Dec 16, 15 1:17 pm


Originally Posted by PLeblond (Post 25872735)
Agreed. And it makes sense. I guess its because I don't like people exploiting companies' work to save a few bucks a month. Its not the way I roll.

A lot more people don't like companies exploiting people's hard earned money to make a few bucks more a month.

Yhztraveller Dec 16, 15 2:56 pm


Originally Posted by kwflyer (Post 25874310)
A lot more people don't like companies exploiting people's hard earned money to make a few bucks more a month.

Huh???? Someone creates a needed and valuable service and asks to get paid for it? How is that exploiting people's money??

What would be the motivation to spend all of the time and money to create the site if not to be able to make a profit?

Yhztraveller Dec 16, 15 2:58 pm


Originally Posted by yyznomad (Post 25873625)
Looks like oversold in Y and only 5 J seats to be sold.

Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Flight Availability Search
Departing YUL on 12/22/15 12:00 AM for AZS
Flying AC
Direct/Non-Stop Only
Don't Show Interline Connections

Frequency
Flight Stops Depart Arrive Aircraft Reliability Available Classes
0 Connections
AC 1532 0 YUL AZS 319 T,F J5 C5 D5 Z4 P0 R0 Y0 B0 M0 UC HC QC VC WC GC SC TC LC AC KC
12/22/15 10:10 AM 12/22/15 3:30 PM 78% / 30m

How do you see that Y is oversold?


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