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Old Jun 4, 13, 5:36 am
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Hey there..
ET (*A) offers RT-Flights from HGH to DEL for 548,64 $ (ITA & OTA)
Booking Class is D
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Old Jun 4, 13, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by Steppo View Post
Hey there..
ET (*A) offers RT-Flights from HGH to DEL for 548,64 $ (ITA & OTA)
Booking Class is D
Anyone able to book this?

Tried looking up ET website but can't find but ITA is clearly showing up.
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Old Jun 4, 13, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by tycosiao View Post
Anyone able to book this?

Tried looking up ET website but can't find but ITA is clearly showing up.
I don't think it is a Business Class fare. These are the fare rules:

"RULE APPLICATION AND OTHER CONDITIONS...
...NORMAL FARES FROM CAN TO BKK
APPLICATION
AREA
THESE FARES APPLY
FROM CAN
TO WITHIN SOUTH ASIAN SUBCONTINENT.
CLASS OF SERVICE
THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
THIS RULE GOVERNS ROUND-TRIP FARES.
FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/TURNAROUND SINGLE OPEN-JAW
JOURNEYS...."

Looks like ITA mistakenly thinks the *D* fare class is in Business. EF has the same problem too.
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Old Jun 4, 13, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by Europeanexplorer View Post
I don't think it is a Business Class fare. These are the fare rules:

"RULE APPLICATION AND OTHER CONDITIONS...
...NORMAL FARES FROM CAN TO BKK
APPLICATION
AREA
THESE FARES APPLY
FROM CAN
TO WITHIN SOUTH ASIAN SUBCONTINENT.
CLASS OF SERVICE
THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
THIS RULE GOVERNS ROUND-TRIP FARES.
FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/TURNAROUND SINGLE OPEN-JAW
JOURNEYS...."

Looks like ITA mistakenly thinks the *D* fare class is in Business. EF has the same problem too.
It seems you are correct.. My fault..
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Old Jun 4, 13, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by Europeanexplorer View Post
I don't think it is a Business Class fare. These are the fare rules:

"RULE APPLICATION AND OTHER CONDITIONS...
...NORMAL FARES FROM CAN TO BKK
APPLICATION
AREA
THESE FARES APPLY
FROM CAN
TO WITHIN SOUTH ASIAN SUBCONTINENT.
CLASS OF SERVICE
THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
THIS RULE GOVERNS ROUND-TRIP FARES.
FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/TURNAROUND SINGLE OPEN-JAW
JOURNEYS...."

Looks like ITA mistakenly thinks the *D* fare class is in Business. EF has the same problem too.
Its bookable on Orbitz.

And it clearly says "Business" so would you get your money back from Orbitz if you proceed with the booking and it comes down that youŽll have to fly economy? Who is responsible? I mean, I should be able to "trust" Orbitz, right?

I even get to choose seats before making the payment on Orbitz (rows 1-3)

Try 18-19 November for example.
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Old Jun 4, 13, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by FirstClassSE View Post
Its bookable on Orbitz.

And it clearly says "Business" so would you get your money back from Orbitz if you proceed with the booking and it comes down that youŽll have to fly economy? Who is responsible? I mean, I should be able to "trust" Orbitz, right?

I even get to choose seats before making the payment on Orbitz (rows 1-3)

Try 18-19 November for example.
Hahaha. Wow - looks like everyone is confused with the fare. I guess Orbitz cannot expect you to have read the fares rules and if they sell you Business, then how can they expect the reasonable consumer to accept anything else?

Quite a few carriers use *D* class as a Business Class fare, so I guess that is what is confusing Orbitz, Expertflyer and ITA too...
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Old Jun 4, 13, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by Europeanexplorer View Post
I don't think it is a Business Class fare. These are the fare rules:

"RULE APPLICATION AND OTHER CONDITIONS...
...NORMAL FARES FROM CAN TO BKK
APPLICATION
AREA
THESE FARES APPLY
FROM CAN
TO WITHIN SOUTH ASIAN SUBCONTINENT.
CLASS OF SERVICE
THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.
TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
THIS RULE GOVERNS ROUND-TRIP FARES.
FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/TURNAROUND SINGLE OPEN-JAW
JOURNEYS...."

Looks like ITA mistakenly thinks the *D* fare class is in Business. EF has the same problem too.
It looks like they loaded the informational text (not valid for autopricing) for a CAN-BKK economy fare and pasted that text into the fare rules for a HGH-DEL D fare. So my read is that it's a business-class fare that contains some incorrectly copied & pasted metadata.

Hint is that HGH-DEL is not CAN-BKK.

D is a business-class booking class (look for example at a LON-ADD D fare to see this for yourself).

Or check out the routing rules for this fare:
V FARE BASIS BK FARE TRAVEL-TICKET AP MINMAX RTG
1 DEERTCN D R 1286.00 D30JN - -/ - EH01
PASSENGER TYPE-ADT AUTO PRICE-YES
FROM-HGH TO-DEL CXR-ET TVL-04JUN13 RULE-CN01 IPRPG/8
FARE BASIS-DEERTCN NORMAL FARE DIS-N VENDOR-ATP
FARE TYPE-BU RT-BUSINESS CLASS UNRESTRICTED
CNY 7875 0018 E04JUN13 D30JUN13 FC-DEERTCN FN-1P
SYSTEM DATES - CREATED 03JUN13/0941 EXPIRES INFINITY

PUBLISHED RTG HGH-DEL/ET18 /TAR-TGRG EF-04JUN13 DIS-INDEF

/WITHIN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE/
TRAVEL MUST BE DIRECT
By the way, does someone have access to a feed of raw fare data? This has only been published for a little over 24 hours.

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Old Jun 4, 13, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by mherdeg View Post
It looks like they loaded the informational text (not valid for autopricing) for a CAN-BKK economy fare and pasted that text into the fare rules for a HGH-DEL D fare. So my read is that it's a business-class fare that contains some incorrectly copied & pasted metadata.

Hint is that HGH-DEL is not CAN-BKK.

D is a business-class booking class (look for example at a LON-ADD D fare to see this for yourself).
I did think it was strange for ET to consider *D* as an Economy Class code when it is Business for so many other airlines. Good catch with the CAN-BKK. I don't know where they pulled that one from: ET don't even fly between CAN and BKK. They only have direct flights from ADD to both these cities.
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Old Jun 4, 13, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by tycosiao View Post
Anyone able to book this?

Tried looking up ET website but can't find but ITA is clearly showing up.
It is available on Orbitz. I mapped a couple of dates I saw on ITA and Orbitz pulled them up. I was able to take past the flight selection to the enter passenger data so I think it is bookable.
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Old Jun 4, 13, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by cheltzel View Post
It is available on Orbitz. I mapped a couple of dates I saw on ITA and Orbitz pulled them up. I was able to take past the flight selection to the enter passenger data so I think it is bookable.
any combination example? I didn't find any from orbitz....
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Old Jun 4, 13, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by nocom View Post
any combination example? I didn't find any from orbitz....
I just took a set of dates from ITA and did an Orbitz flight search in J, restricting the airline to ET for those dates.

July 16 - July 20 was one I just found on Orbitz in the last 2 minutes. $548 ai
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Old Jun 4, 13, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by nocom View Post
any combination example? I didn't find any from orbitz....
Orbitz - August 13-18

I got all the way to Payment (including selecting seats) with no problem.
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Old Jun 5, 13, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Europeanexplorer View Post
I did think it was strange for ET to consider *D* as an Economy Class code when it is Business for so many other airlines. Good catch with the CAN-BKK. I don't know where they pulled that one from: ET don't even fly between CAN and BKK. They only have direct flights from ADD to both these cities.
It's old ET data, but not necessarily that old. The CAN flight to ADD was via BKK until sometime last year. When I flew it in April 2012, it was a 772 non-stop going to ADD and a 772 via BKK on the way back. Both flight were originally scheduled for a 763 at booking and changed later. During that same time, also the PEK and HGH flights were both via DEL, now the PEK flight is non-stop.
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Old Jun 5, 13, 11:41 pm
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LX: ARN-BKK r/t SEK 13146 (1526 EUR/1996 USD)

LX launched a business campaign over the summer with rather competitive prices from ARN, and propably other European cities to BKK/PEK/HKG/PVG/SIN:

http://booking.swiss.com/web/Offers/...ntry=SE&lang=4

Half-good availability to BKK June/July, very good August. To other destinations rather good availability all summer
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Old Jun 6, 13, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by CokeandTaco View Post
LA: MEX/TIJ-IPC ~$1006-$1036ai (I)

Samples:
Sep 12-16 MEX-SCL-IPC-SCL-MEX ~12608ai(MXN) (~$1006ai USD) (12854mi ~7.8)
Sep 25-30 TIJ(AM)-MEX-SCL-IPC-SCL-MEX(AM)-TIJ ~14001ai(MXN) (~$1136ai USD) (15712mi ~7.2cpm)

-VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 24MAY 13. ALL TRAVEL MUST BE COMPLETED BY MIDNIGHT ON 30NOV 13.
-TRAVEL FROM LAST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR
OR - TRAVEL FROM LAST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR.
-FOR ROUND TRIP FARES.
*-TICKETS MAY ONLY BE SOLD IN MEXICO.*

Lan.mx and Ex.mx used to confirm prices....
Thanks so much for posting this fare!

I was able to use miles for positioning flights US-MEX.

My itinerary to Easter Island:

SJC-LAX-DFW(stop)-MEX-LIM-SCL-IPC(stop)-SCL(stop)-MEX-LAX-SFO

with the bold flights on LA in J (and booked on expedia.mx)

all for USD $1079 + 25,000 miles a/i,
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