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Old Jul 26, 2012, 6:52 am
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Dear all,

A little off topic, but I'm trying to book one of the fares discussed in this tread and having some problems finding a website that will allow me to book multiple segments in different classes ?

I need to book an itinerary that consists of some legs in C and some in F.

Thanks & regards,

El Puerco Volante.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by El Puerco Volante

I need to book an itinerary that consists of some legs in C and some in F.

You could try https://ifly.sabreexplore.com.au/searchAir.do
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec
Thanks, but no luck in my case - I'm able to input the segments but it's not finding the flights. Carriers are GF and EK in my case, so maybe Sabre is not able to book those ?

Looks like I need another suggestion

Thanks & regards,

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Old Jul 26, 2012, 2:00 pm
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Thumbs up CMH-LHR AA F $2427 a/i r/t

Over Thanksgiving... 11/21 to 11/25

via DFW, ORD or JFK. Amazing F special fares.

AA.com and elsewhere
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by El Puerco Volante
Thanks, but no luck in my case - I'm able to input the segments but it's not finding the flights. Carriers are GF and EK in my case, so maybe Sabre is not able to book those ?

Looks like I need another suggestion

Thanks & regards,

El Puerco Volante.
Occasionally cheapoair.com will work for me. But only in the case where the legs you want to take in economy are one-class flights.

Typically most OTAs will not allow you to specify cabin of service on a segment-by-segment basis.

Otherwise, you will probably need the assistance of a good travel agent.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by jlisi984
http://www.klm.com/travel/ca_en/plan...9612395|793151

KLM Summer deals from Canada. 2500 CAD Toronto/Montreal - Europe

Interesting was 2999 CAD Toronto-JNB, 3299 Calgary-JNB.
Several *A airlines seem to have matched, albeit in P class. Weird is that LX is showing P on swiss.com, but not on Matrix. Others showing about $2500 on Matrix....
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by okazon69
Several *A airlines seem to have matched, albeit in P class. Weird is that LX is showing P on swiss.com, but not on Matrix. Others showing about $2500 on Matrix....
on kayak, it shows Swiss first. When I click to buy on swiss.com, it switches back to business (P)
Is P business or first?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by 5DMarkIIguy
on kayak, it shows Swiss first. When I click to buy on swiss.com, it switches back to business (P)
Is P business or first?
Business.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by 18sas
Occasionally cheapoair.com will work for me. But only in the case where the legs you want to take in economy are one-class flights.

Typically most OTAs will not allow you to specify cabin of service on a segment-by-segment basis.

Otherwise, you will probably need the assistance of a good travel agent.
I miss the good old days of ITN...
I have yet to find an OTA now that can do multi-class bookings.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 11:48 pm
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I'm seeing o/w fares from YVR-LON in early Sept. on LX for a fraction of the normal cost. Vayama and Kayak both show them. But when I click through on LX's site, I don't get that price.

Virgin Atlantic (via vayama) has a similar price. But it says it's business class, and I can't tell if that's VA Upper, or PE.

This is posted both as a request to help me figure it out , and as a tip for someone that needs a o/w ticket.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 1:10 am
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On Vayama, under the flight details there's a tab called fare details.

This will give a fare basis code and the first letter usually equates to the cabin you're booked into.

Then look here http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/us...ingclasses.jsp

So if the fare code is Zxxxxx you have a discounted upper class ticket
If it's Kxxxxx you have a premium economy ticket
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by 5DMarkIIguy
on kayak, it shows Swiss first. When I click to buy on swiss.com, it switches back to business (P)
Is P business or first?
Originally Posted by rehoult
Business.
P is the most discounted/lowest business class fare code on numerous *A carriers now - offered on many TATL routings. Be aware that it is not upgradeable and earns less RDMs & EQMs - at certain carriers substantially less than higher business fare bases.
BTW, business fare codes in declining order are now: J,C,D,Z,P.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g
P is the most discounted/lowest business class fare code on numerous *A carriers now - offered on many TATL routings. Be aware that it is not upgradeable and earns less RDMs & EQMs - at certain carriers substantially less than higher business fare bases.
BTW, business fare codes in declining order are now: J,C,D,Z,P.
Thanks for the clarification.

So this wiki page is out of date? Looks like kayak still thinks P is first. It listed as first on its page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IATA_class_codes

First Class Category

R Supersonic or First Class Suite (currently only on the Airbus A380)[1]
P First Class Premium
F First Class
A First Class Discounted


Business Class Category

J Business Class Premium
C Business Class
D Business Class Discounted
I Business Class Discounted
Z Business Class Discounted
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by 5DMarkIIguy
Thanks for the clarification.

So this wiki page is out of date? Looks like kayak still thinks P is first. It listed as first on its page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IATA_class_codes
It varies by airline. For example, for Singapore Airlines and Air France P is First, for United P is Business, and for Alitalia P is Premium Economy.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by 5DMarkIIguy
Thanks for the clarification.

So this wiki page is out of date? Looks like kayak still thinks P is first. It listed as first on its page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IATA_class_codes

First Class Category

R Supersonic or First Class Suite (currently only on the Airbus A380)[1]
P First Class Premium
F First Class
A First Class Discounted


Business Class Category

J Business Class Premium
C Business Class
D Business Class Discounted
I Business Class Discounted
Z Business Class Discounted
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.
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