Booking a multi-destination itinerary in regular economy vs. light

Old Oct 22, 19, 10:53 am
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Booking a multi-destination itinerary in regular economy vs. light

Does anyone know how to book a multi-destination itinerary on the Air France website in Regular (as opposed to Basic/Light) economy?

When booking a one-way or a round-trip flight, it provides the option of "economy" or "economy with changes". But on a multi-destination or open-jaw itinerary I only have the options for economy, premium or business. And all the economy searches default to the basic / econo light fare with no option to upgrade or change it prior to booking.

Anyone found a workaround? Trying to book an open-jaw trip to Europe from Canada and there doesn't seem to be any way to do this.

(ETA: Tried this on the KLM website also, same problem.)
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Old Oct 22, 19, 11:00 am
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AFAIK basic economy fares are RT.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
AFAIK basic economy fares are RT.
Nope. The most restrictive booking conditions (0 checked bags, no changes, no cancellations) are being automatically applied to multi-destination trips with no option to change it.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 12:34 pm
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Nope. The most restrictive booking conditions (0 checked bags, no changes, no cancellations) are being automatically applied to multi-destination trips with no option to change it.
I can second this problem -- I recently priced out a hypothetical JFK-CDG, LHR-JFK multi-leg trip and also couldn't find any way to pick less restrictive booking conditions either. Hoping that others have figured out how to work around it!
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Old Oct 22, 19, 12:38 pm
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Could you perhaps try to call AF and ask them to quote it for you with modifiable fare? If itís possible, they should be able to do it.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 4:59 pm
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Update: I found what seems to be the only workaround at the moment: Booking via the Delta website.
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Old Oct 23, 19, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by offvoice View Post
Could you perhaps try to call AF and ask them to quote it for you with modifiable fare? If it’s possible, they should be able to do it.
Yes indeed. This where they will tell you that they must charge a service fee (read the thread "https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-france-klm-other-partners-flying-blue/1990865-platinum-line-will-soon-charge-service-fee-all-tickets-they-issue-even-those-n.html" ).

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Old Oct 28, 19, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by carnarvon View Post
Yes indeed. This where they will tell you that they must charge a service fee (read the thread "https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-france-klm-other-partners-flying-blue/1990865-platinum-line-will-soon-charge-service-fee-all-tickets-they-issue-even-those-n.html" ).
True. I imagine that booking with an OTA would be easier and less expensive.
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