Costly tix vs. low booking class

Old Jun 13, 19, 1:57 am
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Costly tix vs. low booking class

Looking up tix for a MEX trip mid-july. I did expect high prices due to a holiday period in Europe, what I did not expect though was that tickets priced €1500+ (and sometimes close to €2000) book into very low booking classes (L for most of them, also at the LH site they show as Economy restricted)... Is this a common occurrence now?
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Old Jun 13, 19, 2:29 am
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From where to MEX? I can look up historical L fares...
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Old Jun 13, 19, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
From where to MEX? I can look up historical L fares...
PRG. In recent past, I was flying to MEX for such money in Y+.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 2:54 am
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Doesn't seem to be a dramatic difference (Dep July 1st in 2017-19)

Code:
01JUL19**01JUL19/LH PRGMEX/NSP;AT/TPM ...../MPM  7408
***FOR AIRPASSES SEE FQD QMXQMY/R,U/ALH***
* FOR STAR ALLIANCE RTW* SEE FQD XYZXYZ EG FRAFRA *
LN FARE BASIS    OW   CZK  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R
01+LHWNCF6                34617 L NRF    -      567+  +  + 12M R
                                      S27JUN  15AUG
02+LHXNCF6                33259 L NRF    -     1234+  +  + 12M R
                                      S27JUN  15AUG
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 2

01JUL18**01JUL18/LH PRGMEX/NSP;AT/TPM ...../MPM  7408
***FOR AIRPASSES SEE FQD QMXQMY/R,U/ALH***
* FOR STAR ALLIANCE RTW* SEE FQD XYZXYZ EG FRAFRA *
LN FARE BASIS    OW   CZK  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R
01+LHWNCF6                33588 L NRF    -      567+  +  + 12M R
                                      S27JUN  15AUG
02+LHXNCF6                32230 L NRF    -     1234+  +  + 12M R
                                      S27JUN  15AUG
03+LHWNCZ6A               25006 L NRF S  -      567+60+  +  3M R
                                      B02JUL O26JUN
04+LHXNCZ6A               22304 L NRF S  -     1234+60+  +  3M R
                                      B02JUL O26JUN
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 2

01JUL17**01JUL17/LH PRGMEX/NSP;AT/TPM ...../MPM  7408                           
***FOR AIRPASSES SEE FQD QMXQMY/R,U/ALH***                                      
* FOR STAR ALLIANCE RTW* SEE FQD XYZXYZ EG FRAFRA *                             
LN FARE BASIS    OW   CZK  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
01+LHNCCZW                32230 L NRF S27JUN  15AUG+  +  + 12M R                
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 2
I think your problem is that the high season starts on June 27, before that the L fare is half the price (in all years)

Code:
01JUN19**01JUN19/LH PRGMEX/NSP;AT/TPM ...../MPM  7408
***FOR AIRPASSES SEE FQD QMXQMY/R,U/ALH***
* FOR STAR ALLIANCE RTW* SEE FQD XYZXYZ EG FRAFRA *
LN FARE BASIS    OW   CZK  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R
01+LLWNCF6                17963 L NRF    -      567+  +  + 12M R
                                      S16AUG  26JUN
02+LLXNCF6                16605 L NRF    -     1234+  +  + 12M R
                                      S16AUG  26JUN
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 2

01JUN18**01JUN18/LH PRGMEX/NSP;AT/TPM ...../MPM  7408
***FOR AIRPASSES SEE FQD QMXQMY/R,U/ALH***
* FOR STAR ALLIANCE RTW* SEE FQD XYZXYZ EG FRAFRA *
LN FARE BASIS    OW   CZK  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R
01+LKWNCZT6               23929 L NRF S  -   B02JUL+14+  +  3M R
                                      O14MAY   -
02+LKXNCZT6               22578 L NRF S  -   B02JUL+14+  +  3M R
                                      O14MAY   -
03+LLNCCZW                16090 L NRF S16AUG  26JUN+  +  + 12M R
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 2

20JUN17**20JUN17/LH PRGMEX/NSP;AT/TPM ...../MPM  7408                           
***FOR AIRPASSES SEE FQD QMXQMY/R,U/ALH***                                      
* FOR STAR ALLIANCE RTW* SEE FQD XYZXYZ EG FRAFRA *                             
LN FARE BASIS    OW   CZK  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
01+LLNCCZW                16090 L NRF S16AUG  26JUN+  +  + 12M R                
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 2
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OK, that might be the reason, thanks for the clarification. It´s quite hard to keep the allegiance though, as OW carriers have fares around 1000€, ST around 1300 and *A start at 1850 in that period... Nevermind, will then reschedule my travels, as MM-wise I can make a EZE/GRU run in the same period for less money in a 100% earning class.

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Old Jun 13, 19, 5:43 am
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Because EZE/GRU is low season in July - MEX is high season. Keep in mind that fares are demand driven.

Almost all fares are higher in July and early August due to sommer holidays and peak travel times. But the booking class remainsw the same; there is a considerable difference between a L class fare in low season in January or November and July/August.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by SK AAR View Post
Because EZE/GRU is low season in July - MEX is high season. Keep in mind that fares are demand driven.

Almost all fares are higher in July and early August due to sommer holidays and peak travel times. But the booking class remainsw the same; there is a considerable difference between a L class fare in low season in January or November and July/August.
Yep, that´s quite clear, my complaint was not that much about actual airfare - which I anticipated to be quite high - as it was about the surprise that for a 2000€ tix I might only earn miserable 25% M.
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