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Untangling AC's P Soup; how to tell if fare is P - Discount Business vs P - Business?

Untangling AC's P Soup; how to tell if fare is P - Discount Business vs P - Business?

Old Dec 16, 18, 9:42 pm
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Untangling AC's P Soup; how to tell if fare is P - Discount Business vs P - Business?

Hey FTers,

It appears that AC now wants us to live in a world where the same fare code means different things in terms of milage accrual. Case in point, a P fare can either earn 150% PQM on UA (if it's Discount Business) or 200% PQM on UA (if it's Business) effective January 1, 2019. I suspect this may have something to do with AC's branded fares which IMHO brand AC as being customer unfriendly. Here's the beautiful chart that describes what economy means to customers:


Getting back to the matter at hand, is there any way of knowing what fare you're about to buy maps to which fare code and specific fare code type (i.e. is this flight a P - Discount Business vs P - Business)?

Safe Travels,

James
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Old Dec 16, 18, 11:05 pm
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I’m just guessing here but I suspect a typo.

P should only be listed in the Discount Business Class of Service category and NOT under the business Class of Service category.

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Old Dec 16, 18, 11:55 pm
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Hmm, looks like they fixed it. I only see it under Business as 200%. Now if only AC gave 200% for P fares, I'd be SE again!
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Old Dec 17, 18, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyyz View Post
Hmm, looks like they fixed it. I only see it under Business as 200%. Now if only AC gave 200% for P fares, I'd be SE again!
It still shows in two locations. Are you looking at the United site that op linked to?
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