Can FAs tell if you’re paid/upgrade F/J?

Old Sep 2, 19, 7:12 am
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Can FAs tell if you’re paid/upgrade F/J?

If no, should they? If so, should it matter?
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Old Sep 2, 19, 7:27 am
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Does not mater, if you treat then nice they will do the same for you...

99% of the time,,

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Old Sep 2, 19, 7:37 am
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Old Sep 2, 19, 8:42 am
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It shouldn't matter.

And yes, they can tell.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 9:32 am
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They can only tell if you were upgraded at the gate, as the seat map will show you as a UPG. Otherwise, no.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 9:33 am
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Most of my flying anymore is Award Travel, never seen it matter,

International is in J,

My wife is a paid ticket by the company, different last name, treated the same.l
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Of course they can
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Old Sep 2, 19, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by TheSkyGuy View Post
They can only tell if you were upgraded at the gate, as the seat map will show you as a UPG. Otherwise, no.
Not true. Ticket fare class is shown on the FA roster that lists passenger names. So when they are greeting you by name, they also see “C” for international business upgrade, “R” for domestic upgrade vs “J” for paid business, and so on.

Again, it shouldn’t matter, but they do see it.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by sam2k2002 View Post


Not true. Ticket fare class is shown on the FA roster that lists passenger names. So when they are greeting you by name, they also see “C” for international business upgrade, “R” for domestic upgrade vs “J” for paid business, and so on.

Again, it shouldn’t matter, but they do see it.
not only that. But do the FAs even care to learn what R C or J means? I think NOT.

and furthernore even if they did know what each means? Would they care?

No

they are more concerned about getting that beef out to the right pax or play on their phones than caring how a pax got to sit in J

No?
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Old Sep 2, 19, 5:40 pm
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Isn't J the standard Business class reward code for to so called Standard award versus the saver U? Then how do they tell the difference between J reward and J full fare purchase?
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Originally Posted by sam2k2002 View Post


Not true. Ticket fare class is shown on the FA roster that lists passenger names. So when they are greeting you by name, they also see “C” for international business upgrade, “R” for domestic upgrade vs “J” for paid business, and so on.

Again, it shouldn’t matter, but they do see it.
'R' is now a paid fare class also.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 6:45 pm
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Of course they can
the upgraded passenger has a Hugh smile and a sigh of relief
honestly i dont know this feel as im always cleared t-48 and not at the gate (to be fair most of my flights are <500mi)
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I’m sure they know because once, while seated in J across the aisle from a guy who was a complete needy jerk, I recall walking to the back galley to get a snack and overheard the FAs complaining about the guy and in doing so referred to his award ticket status.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by sam2k2002 View Post


Not true. Ticket fare class is shown on the FA roster that lists passenger names. So when they are greeting you by name, they also see “C” for international business upgrade, “R” for domestic upgrade vs “J” for paid business, and so on.

Again, it shouldn’t matter, but they do see it.
Originally Posted by metallo View Post
'R' is now a paid fare class also.
Exactly! I'm looking at a PNR right now and I have Fare Classes I, D, R and J all on the same ticket and there are no awards or upgrades involved.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by sam2k2002 View Post


Not true. Ticket fare class is shown on the FA roster that lists passenger names. So when they are greeting you by name, they also see “C” for international business upgrade, “R” for domestic upgrade vs “J” for paid business, and so on.

Again, it shouldn’t matter, but they do see it.
The printed seating chart, used for preferences in the premium cabin, does not show fare code.

The long form manifest would show fare codes, but most toss it and even if they didn't I can count on one hand the number of FAs that *might* have an idea on the fare codes listed.
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