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Availability in lower classes but booking tool will only let me buy V, WHY?

Availability in lower classes but booking tool will only let me buy V, WHY?

 
Old Feb 8, 12, 1:21 am
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Availability in lower classes but booking tool will only let me buy V, WHY?

HI guys! I'm trying to get a ticket from EWR-LAX on sunday the 12th with return on monday the 19th.

On expertflyer I see full avalibility in classes like K and W but the booking tool on continental.com will only let me get V (which is more than 100$ more than W). Any idea why this is?
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Old Feb 8, 12, 2:16 am
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To purchase a K fare there needs to be availability in the K booking class AND a valid, filed K fare. If no fare is filed for the lower booking classes or you don't satisfy the requirements of those fares (e.g. a 14-day advance purchase requirement) you will not be able to purchase a ticket with a lower booking class.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 2:38 am
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[KVS Availability Tool 6.9.4/Diamond - Galileo: Fares/PSH/RU]
Code:
EWR  New York Newark Liberty Intl NJ US [KEWR]
LAX  Los Angeles Intl CA US [KLAX]
R/T  12 Feb 2012 | Economy

Carrier    From    To    Fare      Cur   AdvanceP  Min  Max  Fare Basis | Travel Period
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  ---  --------------------------
CO         EWR     LAX       304   USD    14 Days        30  WE143HS
CO         EWR     LAX       381   USD     7 Days        30  VE73HS
CO         EWR     LAX       381   USD     7 Days            VE73WS             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX       398   USD     3 Days        30  VE33GS             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX       415   USD    14 Days        30  VE143HS            -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX       467   USD    14 Days        30  QE143HS            -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX       467   USD     7 Days        30  QE73HS             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX       595   USD    14 Days            QE143GN            -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX       671   USD    14 Days            HE143GN            -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX       748   USD     7 Days            UE73GN             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      1239   USD     7 Days            MA7GN              -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      1715   USD        ***            BA0GY              -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      1715   USD        ***            BA0GY              -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      1977   USD        ***            BUA                -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      1977   USD        ***            BUA                -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      2341   USD        ***            HUAUP1             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      2341   USD        ***            HUAUP2             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      2341   USD        ***            HUAUP3             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      2761   USD        ***            YUA                -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      2761   USD        ***            YUA                -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      3412   USD        ***            FUA                -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      3412   USD        ***            YUAUP1             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      3412   USD        ***            YUAUP2             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      3412   USD        ***            YUAUP3             -14 Feb
CO         EWR     LAX      3769   USD        ***            Y                  -14 Feb
W requires 14 day a/p. Since you're within 7 days, your cheapest option is VE33GS, followed by BA0GY (At least if sticking to roundtrip fares. If you consider one-way nonstop fares - if V wasn't available, your cheapest nonstop combination may be BA0GY on outbound combined with something cheap for the return. If you consider stops even more options arise.).

Last edited by okrogius; Feb 8, 12 at 2:44 am
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Old Feb 8, 12, 5:48 am
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You can get a W fare from JFK-LAX for $363
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