What is F class on Alitalia?

Old Aug 25, 12, 12:02 pm
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What is F class on Alitalia?

Anyone have an idea about what F class is? I flew in Magnifica class, so somehow it's a business class bucket, but I can't find any evidence other than my boarding pass that it exists.

Is it an award bucket perhaps?
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Old Aug 25, 12, 12:03 pm
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What is F class on Alitalia?

Z is award business on AZ
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Old Aug 25, 12, 12:12 pm
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OK. Good to know. So what is this mysterious F then?

I'm currently having to jump through hoops now with DL, because my boarding passes say F, and they don't know what it is, and I'm not being given credit for it.
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Originally Posted by 18sas View Post
Anyone have an idea about what F class is? I flew in Magnifica class, so somehow it's a business class bucket, but I can't find any evidence other than my boarding pass that it exists.
Maybe it was E and the printer did not work properly...

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Old Aug 25, 12, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ulxima View Post
Maybe it was E and the printer did not work properly...

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Yes, I thought of that too. But my outbound boarding pass was printed at the airport, and I did online check-in for my inbound flight and printed at the hotel, and both clearly say F.

Incidentally, DL told me that E wouldn't count either since it's not on their charts as a business class fare. And some E tickets can be $6,000-$7,000!

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Originally Posted by 18sas View Post
DL told me that E wouldn't count either since it's not on their charts as a business class fare.
It seems so, according to SkyMiles page.
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Originally Posted by 18sas View Post
Yes, I thought of that too. But my outbound boarding pass was printed at the airport, and I did online check-in for my inbound flight and printed at the airport, and both clearly say F.

Incidentally, DL told me that E wouldn't count either since it's not on their charts as a business class fare. And some E tickets can be $6,000-$7,000!
F is indeed a business class bucket with AZ.
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Old Aug 25, 12, 8:05 pm
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F is indeed a business class bucket with AZ.
OK. Thanks. Why doesn't it show up in booking tools, ExpertFlyer, Apollo, Galileo, etc? Even the DL agents couldn't see it.

I checked the historical fares for my flight, which was MIA-BRU, and there is no fare code beginning with an F.

The fare basis for what the ticket I purchased is IP64US, which according to every source that I can find books into I class. So why do my boarding passes say F?

Anyone have any idea? Anyone had this happen?


Edited to add: Also, F class doesn't even show up on this page => http://www.alitalia.com/GB_EN/millem.../alitalia.aspx

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My guess is that Alitalia airport check in system is so old it cannot handle the 3 current classes of service . I have flown in Magnificat and BP shows F, and when flown in Classica plus BP shows C. Not sure if AZ ever had F/C/Y in their planes and it's now use on the C/Y+/Y?. Just my guess
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Agree with the above; boarding pass doesn't show fare class but rather the code for the class of travel, and if milesmiles is correct, the code is Y=economy C=Classica Plus F=Magnifica. Better would be W for Classica plus and J for Magnifica, but oh well...
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What is F class on Alitalia?

Long haul Business has always shown J on my BP
Short haul shows C
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Old Aug 26, 12, 5:45 am
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Thanks for the responses.

My short haul BPs say C. So I got credit for them. Yippee!
The long haul BPs are F.

Now I just have to figure out how to make Delta understand AZs process.

There seems to be a general lack of communication or understanding between the two.
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Old Aug 26, 12, 6:26 am
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Agree with the above; boarding pass doesn't show fare class but rather the code for the class of travel, and if milesmiles is correct, the code is Y=economy C=Classica Plus F=Magnifica. Better would be W for Classica plus and J for Magnifica, but oh well...
Disagree, my Magnifica BP show J. Never travelled in classica plus so I wouldn't know.
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Old Aug 26, 12, 11:34 am
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So the upshot is that Alitalia's boarding passes don't really show booking class, just some code that shows what cabin you're in?
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My recent Magnifica from JFK to FCO (paid ticket, booking class I) showed F too on the boarding card. i thought it might be a way to differentiate the new Magnifica (with new seats)?

Short haul business class 'Ottima' always says C so I'd be surprised if the same was used for C+.

And no, indeed, AZ boarding cards always show service class, not booking class. Your booking class will show on your eticket receipt.
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