Economy vs Coach

 
Old Feb 24, 06, 12:03 am
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Economy vs Coach

Just purchased an RT BOS-DFW for next month. The outbound, 1333 is in Q and the return, 830 is in S. My E-ticket confirmation lists the outbound as "Coach" and the return as "Economy". I haven't noticed this before... are certian buckets coach and others economy? I thought that they were the same, just different marketing words between different airlines.
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Old Feb 24, 06, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by AA2070
Just purchased an RT BOS-DFW for next month. The outbound, 1333 is in Q and the return, 830 is in S. My E-ticket confirmation lists the outbound as "Coach" and the return as "Economy". I haven't noticed this before... are certian buckets coach and others economy? I thought that they were the same, just different marketing words between different airlines.
I consider them both the same. But with the increasing prices in tickets how economical are they?
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Old Feb 24, 06, 12:22 am
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You will find that AA always tries to avoid calling this service what it really is - steerage.

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Old Feb 24, 06, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Wexflyer
You will find that AA always tries to avoid calling this service what it really is - steerage.
Which brings us to one of my favorite FT acrynoms ... If you're not EXP, PLT or GLD, you must be SLC

SLC = Self Loading Cargo
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Old Feb 24, 06, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by 777-DCA
I consider them both the same. But with the increasing prices in tickets how economical are they?
Um, I could have sworn tickets were at an all time low
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Old Feb 24, 06, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by plasticman
Which brings us to one of my favorite FT acrynoms ... If you're not EXP, PLT or GLD, you must be SLC

SLC = Self Loading Cargo
Thanks I just spit my coffee all over my screen
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Old Feb 24, 06, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by AA2070
I thought that they were the same, just different marketing words between different airlines.
It's like choosing between a poke in the eye with a stick or a kick in the goonies. No matter what it's called.
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Old Feb 24, 06, 1:09 pm
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coach (US English) = economy (British English)

Why AA is using "economy" to describe the product when sold in the USA is unclear to me...
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Old Feb 24, 06, 2:25 pm
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I would much rather buy a "pre-driven" vehicle as opposed to some "used" car.
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Old Feb 24, 06, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by AEpilot76
Um, I could have sworn tickets were at an all time low
Negative. For example, tickets to DCA now are $270. At the all time low they were $180. To LAX they are $240. At the all time low (at least the low I have seen) they were $200.
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Originally Posted by salut0
coach (US English) = economy (British English)
...

Yes. In most other countries "coach" implies BUS transport.
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Old Feb 24, 06, 10:12 pm
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Originally Posted by AA2070
Just purchased an RT BOS-DFW for next month. The outbound, 1333 is in Q and the return, 830 is in S. My E-ticket confirmation lists the outbound as "Coach" and the return as "Economy". I haven't noticed this before... are certian buckets coach and others economy? I thought that they were the same, just different marketing words between different airlines.
what is the flight numbers, and are the equipment different? Like one is a MD-80 and the other a MD83?
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Old Feb 24, 06, 10:38 pm
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My dad (a cheapskate, in a very good way) used to call it "peasant class"
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Old Feb 24, 06, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by AEpilot76
Um, I could have sworn tickets were at an all time low
Nope. That's a myth.
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Old Feb 24, 06, 10:53 pm
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Nope. That's a myth.
I agree. The prices seem to be rising slowly but steadily

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