What is fare class PN ?

 
Old Oct 4, 11, 3:10 pm
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It's a whole new alphabet soup out there

Here are all the codes that come up when you search for a revenue CO flight. Feel free to correct me where I'm wrong and fill in the blanks...

F, A: Paid 3 Cabin First.
FN: First/Business - EasyPass Award for Elites and OP/MP cardholders
C, D, Z: Paid business
ZN: First/Business - EasyPass Award
R: ?
O: 3-cabin First Class Saver Award.
I: First/Business - SaverPass Award and Alliance Upgrades
Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q, V, W, S, T, L, K, G, N: Paid coach
YN: Coach - EasyPass Award for Elites and OP/MP cardholders
HN: Coach - EasyPass Award
XN: Coach - SaverPass Award for Elites
X: Coach - SaverPass Award
IN: First/Business - SaverPass Award for Plat Elites
JN: First/Business - Upgrade from Y Class for Elites
ON: 3-cabin First Class SaverPass Award for Plat Elites.
PN: First/Business - Upgrade from B Class for Elite and from M Class for Plat Elites
RN: First/Business - Upgrade using Miles/SWU/CR1/Vouchers/EUA

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Old Oct 4, 11, 4:03 pm
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O is the award code for First, A is discounted/non-full fare First, RN is the new R
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Old Oct 4, 11, 4:21 pm
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I purchased a kiosk upgrade and my fare was changed from L to ZN. is this normal? I thought ZN was for easypass award
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Old Oct 4, 11, 4:25 pm
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Worried I just wasted hundreds of $ on an upgrade and they threw me into the wrong fare bucket
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Old Oct 4, 11, 4:46 pm
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So are R and ON defunct? They both still show up on CO.com searches.
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Old Oct 4, 11, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ctownflyer View Post
So are R and ON defunct? They both still show up on CO.com searches.
I don't know about R. My guess is that "ON" will be expanded Plat & 1K award availability for 3 cabin F. "IN" will be the expanded Plat & 1K award availability for 2 Cabin F or 3 Cabin J. I think that I (2 Cabin F or 3 Cabin J) and O (3 Cabin F) will become the Saver/Star Alliance bucket for these cabins.

Similar to how X is economy saver and XN is economy saver for elites.
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Old Oct 18, 11, 5:14 pm
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Doing some searches and trying to decode this mess, I see ON inventory for CO metal, which has to be a bit off since CO metal doesn't have 3 cabins...
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Old Oct 18, 11, 5:30 pm
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These are all the fares in the new scheme:


Revenue buckets (RDM/PQM earnings)
F - Full Fare First (250%/150% or 175%/150% for 3/2 cabin)
A - Discount First (250%/150% or 175%/150% for 3/2 cabin)
J - Full Fare Business (175%/150%)
C - Full Fare Business (175%/150%)
D - Full Fare Business (175%/150%)
P - Discount Business (150%/150%)
Z - Deep Discount Business (150%/150%)
Y - Full Fare Coach (125%/150%)
B - Full Fare Coach (125%/150%)
M - Discount Coach (100%/100%)
E - Discount Coach (100%/100%)
U - Discount Coach (100%/100%)
H - Discount Coach (100%/100%)
Q - Discount Coach (100%/100%)
V - Discount Coach (100%/100%)
W - Deep Discount Coach (100%/100%)
S - Deep Discount Coach (100%/100%)
T - Deep Discount Coach (100%/100%)
L - Deep Discount Coach (100%/100%)
K - Deep Discount Coach (100%/100%)
G - Deep Discount Coach (100%/100%)
N - This will be unused (possibly for industry discount tix)


SaverPass Award Seats
ON - Elite (Plat/1K/GS) SaverPass First Award
O - Non-Elite and Low Elite SaverPass First Award
IN - Elite (Plat/1K/GS) SaverPass Business Award
I - Non-Elite and Low Elite SaverPass Business Award
XN - Elite SaverPass Coach Award
X - Non-Elite SaverPass Coach Award


EasyPass Award Seats
FN - EasyPass First Award
JN - Elite/CC EasyPass Business Award
ZN - Non-Elite EasyPass Business Award (tracks to the Z bucket)
YN - Elite/CC EasyPass Coach Award
HN - Non-Elite EasyPass Coach Award (tracks to the H bucket)


Upgrade Awards
ON - C->F on 3-cabin aircraft
PN - B/M-Up for Elites (tracks to the P bucket)
RN - Elite Upgrade to Business/Domestic F
R - Non-Elite Upgrade to Business/Domestic F
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Old Oct 18, 11, 6:21 pm
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Thanks - so I'll follow the Os and Is for awards and the Rs for upgrades, and basically ignore everything else, perfect.
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Old Oct 18, 11, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Thanks but when do these new buckets actually apply? For flights starting now, when the 2 programs merge, for CO and UA flights? What about CO flights now? Please be more specific, thanks.
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Old Oct 18, 11, 7:50 pm
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The short answer is that things are in flux. I believe that the new fare codes - but NOT the earning rates - do now apply to CO operated flights but not yet to UA operated flights. From what I can tell they are adjusting the CO side now and then either fixing the UA later or just waiting until they migrate those flights into the SHARES system next year. I do believe the new earning rates take effect on January 1 for both sides.
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Old Oct 18, 11, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
The short answer is that things are in flux. I believe that the new fare codes - but NOT the earning rates - do now apply to CO operated flights but not yet to UA operated flights. From what I can tell they are adjusting the CO side now and then either fixing the UA later or just waiting until they migrate those flights into the SHARES system next year. I do believe the new earning rates take effect on January 1 for both sides.
Great, so we should start looking for the new award codes on CO flights starting now, even though they are for "the new UA"?
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Old Oct 18, 11, 8:28 pm
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Great, so we should start looking for the new award codes on CO flights starting now, even though they are for "the new UA"?
From everything I can tell, yes.
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Old Oct 19, 11, 1:51 pm
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So I used a Regional upgrade for an upcoming 2 segment flight.

One segment cleared at booking, the other is waitlisted.

Both list as 'R' not 'RN', even tho I am Plat with CO.

Is this something to be concerned about, particularly for the waitlisted segment?

Or has not everything converted over yet?

Dreading another 50 minute rebuilding-the-reservation phone call...
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Old Oct 19, 11, 1:53 pm
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Be grateful one cleared at booking. Babysit your other one, either with an Expert Flyer alert (if you subscribe), or checking R space daily (like me). No guarantee even if R space comes available that CO.com will automatically process your waitlisted UG (versus what you may be used to with UA).
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