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EK booking classes of each fare family?

Old May 9, 14, 8:21 am
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EK booking classes of each fare family?

EK has sorted its fares into the following buckets:

Y_Saver
Y_Flex
J_Saver
J_Flex
F_Save
F_Flex

All of the above obviously earn different miles and I'm trying to figure out which booking classes/fare codes/RBDs/whatever you call it, go into each of the above EK buckets?

I've been trying to figure this out for quite some time now and I haven't been able to find previous topics in the forum answering the same. I've tried EK customer support it seems they have had either no training in answering other than copy pasting whatsoever, or seem unwilling to share this dubious information. The problem is booking when using a specific OTA to book and I can't tell if a booking class goes into the bucket I want to book.

Thanks in advance!
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Old May 9, 14, 8:59 am
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Here is a list http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/emira...g-classes.html

Note it is not 100% correct.

P is not first but Is business class. A and Z are first and there is no saver F ticket only reward which comes out of the z bucket.
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Old May 9, 14, 9:09 am
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Thanks, m3red!

I saw that but was unsure since it's only Y that is full fare and everything else in Economy is discounted (as it usually is compared to full fare Y). But I would assume that others would be considered flex too? Or is it as simple as:

Y_Flex: Y
Y_Saver: Everything else in Economy

J_Flex: J
J_Saver: Everything else in Business

F_Flex: F
F_Save: Everything else in First

Could it really be that simple?

What goes against my common sense is that typically higher fares such as B or M or H would earn more miles than typically deeper discounted N or Q or T, etc.
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Old May 9, 14, 5:13 pm
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This thread is from 2 years ago but may help:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/emira...-question.html
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Old May 9, 14, 11:51 pm
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WREY are they flex booking classes in Y, AFAIK
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Old May 10, 14, 11:20 am
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Thanks!

Does this mean that economy fares other than WREY may sometimes be Flex and sometimes Saver althoug the booking class might be the same? Or is there a clearcut differentiation where these booking class will always be Flex and those will always be Saver?
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Old May 10, 14, 12:36 pm
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AFAIK, WREY are always flex and anything other than them are saver fares.
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Old May 10, 14, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by LXofSweden View Post
Thanks!

Does this mean that economy fares other than WREY may sometimes be Flex and sometimes Saver althoug the booking class might be the same? Or is there a clearcut differentiation where these booking class will always be Flex and those will always be Saver?
At the moment it's clear cut that:

Y,E,R,W fares (and that's generally in decreasing price order) are Skywards Flex fares for the purposes of mileage/upgrades etc.
and the rest of the revenue Y fares which I think are M,B,U,K,Q,L,T are Skywards Savers

Similarly:
J and C are Flex whilst I is Saver

Currently there aren't any Skywards Saver F fares (in the latest promotions the discounted F tickets were still classed as Skywards Flex, although in the past promotions such as the "Fly First for Business price" earned the same as Saver), so F and A are both Flex.
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Old May 10, 14, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by m3red View Post
Here is a list http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/emira...g-classes.html



... P is not first but Is business class...
I thought P was first but for suites.. has that changed?
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Old May 10, 14, 10:52 pm
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Originally Posted by eternaltransit View Post
Similarly:
J and C are Flex whilst I is Saver

Currently there aren't any Skywards Saver F fares (in the latest promotions the discounted F tickets were still classed as Skywards Flex, although in the past promotions such as the "Fly First for Business price" earned the same as Saver), so F and A are both Flex.

I can be Flex or Saver ( e.g. AKL-SYD ISSVRNZ1is saver, whilst LCA-SYD IEE1YCY1 is flex )

There are 1st class saver fares. e.g. for AKL-SYD, fare the A class fare ASSVRNZ1 is a saver fare , but on LCA-SYD AEE1YCY1 is flex )

Whether flex or saver cannot be determined solely by booking class, need to check the fare rules
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Old May 11, 14, 1:47 am
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Originally Posted by tweaked View Post
I thought P was first but for suites.. has that changed?
SQ use P to differentiate suites from 'ordinary' F seats, don't believe EK do.
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Old May 11, 14, 3:06 am
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Originally Posted by pomkiwi View Post
SQ use P to differentiate suites from 'ordinary' F seats, don't believe EK do.
EK used to use P for full fare 1st where suites offered and F otherwise. It was very good for being able to tell flights with suites to those without when checking on EF
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Old May 11, 14, 4:33 am
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Originally Posted by pomkiwi View Post
SQ use P to differentiate suites from 'ordinary' F seats, don't believe EK do.
Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
EK used to use P for full fare 1st where suites offered and F otherwise. It was very good for being able to tell flights with suites to those without when checking on EF
P is now a J seat.
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Old May 11, 14, 5:03 am
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Originally Posted by m3red View Post
P is now a J seat.
I know that EK no longer uses P for 1st class, just pointing out that EK used to do so
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Old May 13, 14, 2:57 am
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Excellent contributions everyone, thanks a lot! You've brought a lot more clarity.
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