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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by TerryK
It really varies by airlines. Another example, Z is Business Premium on SQ while J is Business Discount on SQ.@:-) NH uses Z for Premium Economy. BA uses R for deep discount economy. Frankly, that wiki page is more misleading than useful.
Always go to the webpage of the airline to figure the class designation you inquire about. Wikipedia is not always correct.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by dieuwer2
Always go to the webpage of the airline to figure the class designation you inquire about. Wikipedia is not always correct.
You'd think for something as standardized as IATA fare code, it should be the same across airlines.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by TerryK
NH uses Z for Premium Economy.
No, NH uses Z for discount business, the same as UA. They also have P as a nonupgradeable business class fare bucket.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by DeltaNYC
This is the lowest TATL Thanksgiving J fare I have ever seen.
Actually just in the spring of 2011, there was a J class fare war out of BOS to Europe. I scored a buz ticket on UAL for just $800 to BRU via IAD.

Probably was UALs fleet of 777s sucks in J class.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by 100,000miler
Actually just in the spring of 2011, there was a J class fare war out of BOS to Europe. I scored a buz ticket on UAL for just $800 to BRU via IAD.

Probably was UALs fleet of 777s sucks in J class.
Actually it might have been related to DL starting BOS-LHR. I remember some $400-ish promo fares by DL, it was what actually really got me interested in this (good fare finding and becoming really skilled at ITA, eventually leading to FT).
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Swiss Tony
On Vayama, under the flight details there's a tab called fare details.
<snip>
So if the fare code is Zxxxxx you have a discounted upper class ticket
If it's Kxxxxx you have a premium economy ticket
Thanks for the info!

So the Virgin Atlantic fare is Upper Class (fare code ZLAOOW). But sadly, all references to the cheap LX fare are now gone
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 4:30 pm
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DL ord-bru 1706 usd (via JFK)

Not sure if this an extreme good deal but wanted to travel over Christmas and y tickets were 1200 usd.

Booked tickets in business for 1706 which was 700 usd cheaper than AA.

See availability in October / November / December and February for this price.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by besunman
Not sure if this an extreme good deal but wanted to travel over Christmas and y tickets were 1200 usd.

Booked tickets in business for 1706 which was 700 usd cheaper than AA.

See availability in October / November / December and February for this price.
where did you book your ticket?
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by besunman
Not sure if this an extreme good deal but wanted to travel over Christmas and y tickets were 1200 usd.

Booked tickets in business for 1706 which was 700 usd cheaper than AA.

See availability in October / November / December and February for this price.
Wow, I am finding SFO-BRU for $1687.10 in biz rt ai for select days February! No one else is even coming close. Requires a 12 hr layover at JFK, but for $30 more, you get a great connection at JFK. Recliner, not flat bed seat though.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by RichardInSF
Wow, I am finding SFO-BRU for $1687.10 in biz rt ai for select days February! No one else is even coming close. Requires a 12 hr layover at JFK, but for $30 more, you get a great connection at JFK. Recliner, not flat bed seat though.
From the fare rules it looks like this is an instant upgrade fare, meaning in case of IRROPS you may end up in Y:

Application
ECONOMY WEB FARE WITH AN INSTANT UPGRADE AT THE TIME OF
PURCHASE TO FIRST/BUSINESS
APPLICATION
CLASS OF SERVICE
THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
CAPACITY LIMITATIONS
PLEASE NOTE-
BOTH ECONOMY AND FIRST CLASS BOOKING INVENTORIES
MUST BE AVAILABLE AT TIME OF BOOKING.


Nonetheless, it's a great find.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by RichardInSF
Wow, I am finding SFO-BRU for $1687.10 in biz rt ai for select days February! No one else is even coming close. Requires a 12 hr layover at JFK, but for $30 more, you get a great connection at JFK. Recliner, not flat bed seat though.
dates? I am not seeing this fare on ITA
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 8:50 pm
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2/6-2/20 works...seems like it works best mid week...but haven't done much research yet...
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by patchan8984
2/6-2/20 works...seems like it works best mid week...but haven't done much research yet...
Still alive this AM. Seeing SFO-BRU on DL at $1,694.09 RT, one stop via JFK/ATL, on these dates. ORD at $1,683. Nonstop JFK-BRU at $1,454. On Cheaptix.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by besunman
Not sure if this an extreme good deal but wanted to travel over Christmas and y tickets were 1200 usd.

Booked tickets in business for 1706 which was 700 usd cheaper than AA.

See availability in October / November / December and February for this price.
Nice fare, thanks for posting! From MSP and on delta.com, I'm seeing $1791 for midweek travel on a few dates I checked from Jan to April, connecting through JFK or ATL.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by besunman
Not sure if this an extreme good deal but wanted to travel over Christmas and y tickets were 1200 usd.
Booked tickets in business for 1706 which was 700 usd cheaper than AA.
See availability in October / November / December and February for this price.
This is an interesting one....thank you for posting....^
Other US origins and Europe destinations possible (@:-)think DL vs AA-Europe), here is another example:
DL: May 5-15 ATL-ZRH $1686ai
-10 day min....through May 16, 2013.
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