It's time to Tango to Europe?!

Old Feb 16, 05, 9:13 am
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Exclamation It's time to Tango to Europe?!

Well, looks to me that AC is about to open up Tango (Class N) fares to selected European destinations in the next few weeks. Checking availability on certain key flights, they've added N class (but mostly showing no available seats) to several destinations.

Here's what I've found so far:

Canada - CDG - 14 Feb 2005 (Some N class seats showing available!)
Canada - LHR - 19 Mar 2005
Canada - FRA - 19 Mar 2005

Anyone got a clear idea of what is truly happening here?

BTW, when I did a quick fare search for YYZ - CDG or YUL - CDG on the days showing >N0, I was either getting an error or that no 'lowest' Econo tix were available.....hmmmm....
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Old Feb 16, 05, 9:38 am
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Are these going to earn 100% of status miles?
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Old Feb 16, 05, 12:40 pm
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Since these are AC's prime transAtlantic routes this is where TANGO will be launched for the summer sales period. I am sure we will see a major announcement in early March to this effect. The big question, as you hint, is whether TANGO fares on these routes will earn 50% mileage, and if these miles will also be non-status miles. tcook has also posted of the arrival of these fares in his thread on the super-fare to CDG.
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Old Feb 16, 05, 1:12 pm
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All other destinations


Booking Class Aeroplan Miles Class of Service Bonus


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J 100% of miles flown with a minimum of 500 Aeroplan Miles 25%

All other booking classes:
C, Y, S, M, B, T, H, V, Q, L, N, E, G, I, K, O, R or U 100% of miles flown with a minimum of 500 Aeroplan Miles N/A

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Old Feb 16, 05, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by djjaguar64
C, Y, S, M, B, T, H, V, Q, L, N, E, G, I, K, O, R or U
What the heck is K and O class?
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Old Feb 16, 05, 4:07 pm
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It's a special class where they Knock you Out with a Club to eliminate the discomfort of flying long distances in a small space.
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Old Feb 16, 05, 4:13 pm
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Lol :d
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Old Feb 16, 05, 5:32 pm
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I am also wondering if international "C"s will start earning the 25% COS bonus. Right now, this often deters me from flying on AC, and I therefore fly on the other Star Alliance carriers.
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Old Feb 16, 05, 5:38 pm
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I remember seeing 'N' fares appear after the YMBHVQL output in smile67 tool about 6 months ago. Then again, the buckets were always zeroed out...
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Old Feb 16, 05, 10:43 pm
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I remember seeing 'N' fares appear after the YMBHVQL output in smile67 tool about 6 months ago. Then again, the buckets were always zeroed out
Exactly....this seems very different as there are non-zero N class buckets appearing each day....a random search shows many days in the next few weeks with N seats being shown on Canda - CDG flights.

Surely someone out there has some true insight into what this all means... FUnny AC hasn't announced anything from what I can see but they seem to already be offering N class.
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Old Feb 16, 05, 10:53 pm
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Surely someone out there has some true insight into what this all means...
What happened to Empress? Haven't seen him on here in awhile!
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Old Feb 16, 05, 10:56 pm
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Perhaps send him an email..........
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Old Feb 18, 05, 12:16 pm
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What happened to Empress? Haven't seen him on here in awhile!
He's busy moderating the CX forum!
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Old Feb 18, 05, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerGoldII
I am also wondering if international "C"s will start earning the 25% COS bonus. Right now, this often deters me from flying on AC, and I therefore fly on the other Star Alliance carriers.

AC's C fares are discounted business or upgraded business, while other STAR carriers use this code for their full fare business class. That's why AC doesn't yet give th e 25% bonus on overseas routes. AC's full fare business class is J, a fare class that UA and LH and other STAR carriers don't sell. [I believe SQ sells a J fare.] So I see nothing inconsistent in what AC does.

As for EMPRESS, he'd rather moderate a forum for an airline he's seldom flown, than deal with the pressures of this one. And likely start to have a life too...more power to him!
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Old Feb 18, 05, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Shareholder

As for EMPRESS, he'd rather moderate a forum for an airline he's seldom flown, than deal with the pressures of this one. And likely start to have a life too...more power to him!
Good point SH!! Empress deserve it!!
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