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AM: SFO-Mexico Beaches $190-$215 RT

AM: SFO-Mexico Beaches $190-$215 RT

Old Apr 25, 17, 11:19 pm
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AM: SFO-Mexico Beaches $190-$215 RT

R fare
valid thru Mid-Dec
2 night min

Primary and secondary beach markets available:

CUN, SJD, PVR, MZT, ACA, LAP, ZIH, ZLO, HUX, etc.
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Old Apr 25, 17, 11:53 pm
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The fare basis is "RRLCHILD", I may be mistaken, but I think its a child fare that mistakenly prices as an adult fare.
It is a nice fare, but might be risky to use unless the "CHILD" is an acronym for something else.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by mcdevit View Post
The fare basis is "RRLCHILD", I may be mistaken, but I think its a child fare that mistakenly prices as an adult fare.
It is a nice fare, but might be risky to use unless the "CHILD" is an acronym for something else.
It's most definitely an Adult fare. They may have intended for it to be a child fare, but they coded it as an Adult fare.

it's pricing the same everywhere, including on AM's own site.

On my booking, I requested Adult, entered my birthdate, and paid. The receipt shows Adult several times:

Fare 70.00 USD
1. Adult Passenger: 70.00 USD

YR 1.70 USD
1. Adult Passenger: 1.70 USD

Taxes 118.05 USD
1. Adult Passenger: 118.05 USD

Immigration User Fee United States of America 7.00 USD
Tax.US2 36.00 USD
Tourism Tax (Derecho No Inmigrante) Mexico 25.75 USD
Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fee United States of America 5.60 USD
APHIS User Fee . Passengers United States of America 3.96 USD
Customs User Fee United States of America 5.50 USD
Airport Departure Tax . TUA Mexico 29.74 USD
Passenger Service Charge United States of America 4.50 USD

Fare 70.00 USD
Taxes 118.05 USD
189.75 USD
Total: 189.75 USD
Type Credit Card Total Paid: American Express
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Old Apr 26, 17, 10:13 am
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It is being sold as an adult fare, but by mistake. It is actually coded as a CHILD fare.
People buying these tickets will probably be OK, but be aware that its a mistake. It happens every once in a while that a CHILD fare appears for sale as a standalone fare.

FARES LAST UPDATED 26APR 7:14 AM
>$DSFOMZT10MAY-ADT
SFO-MZT WED-10MAY17
TAXES/FEES NOT INCLUDED
PUBLIC/PRIVATE FARES FOR TF8
CX FARE FARE C AP MIN/ SEASONS...... MR GI DT
USD BASIS MAX
1 -AM 70.00R RRLCHILD R 3+ 2/30 R WH
PTC: ADT NEG
ACCT: ??0?
2 -AM 100.00R NRLCHILD N 3+ 2/30 R WH
PTC: ADT NEG
ACCT: ??0?
)>
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Old Apr 26, 17, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by mcdevit View Post
It is being sold as an adult fare, but by mistake. It is actually coded as a CHILD fare.
People buying these tickets will probably be OK, but be aware that its a mistake. It happens every once in a while that a CHILD fare appears for sale as a standalone fare.

FARES LAST UPDATED 26APR 7:14 AM
>$DSFOMZT10MAY-ADT
SFO-MZT WED-10MAY17
TAXES/FEES NOT INCLUDED
PUBLIC/PRIVATE FARES FOR TF8
CX FARE FARE C AP MIN/ SEASONS...... MR GI DT
USD BASIS MAX
1 -AM 70.00R RRLCHILD R 3+ 2/30 R WH
PTC: ADT NEG
ACCT: ??0?
2 -AM 100.00R NRLCHILD N 3+ 2/30 R WH
PTC: ADT NEG
ACCT: ??0?
)>
No, it's an Adult fare. Children fares cannot be purchased standalone. The fact that you can buy just one ticket means they coded it as an Adult. The fare basis code is as you described, but that does not mean it's coded as a Child fare. Those are just letters. I've seen them put in all sorts of stuff in there -- "BOO" or "SPOOKY" around Halloween, "LOVE" around Valentine's Day. For all we know this is an Adult for the price of a Child special. We really don't know.

You may be right that it's unintentional, but it's most definitely an Adult fare and coded as such. The fare basis code is as you described and is nowhere visible in the booking process. AM even appends (Adt) to the passenger name on your receipt, so the reference to "Adult" is on the receipt some like 4 times.

In fact, if you dig up the fare rules (which most people don't know how to do), there is a child discount if you bring a kid along:

Code:
 CNN/ACCOMPANIED CHILD PSGR 2-11 - CHARGE 85 PERCENT OF
     THE FARE.
         TICKET DESIGNATOR - CH AND PERCENT APPLIED.
     MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON ALL FLIGHTS IN THE SAME
       COMPARTMENT BY ADULT PSGR 12 OR OLDER.
Looks like a Child fare on this Adult fare would be even less ($59.50+ vs. $70+).
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Old Apr 26, 17, 11:31 am
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SFO-GDL-MEX-SFO is $159.... click through to price out on AM's website.

https://goo.gl/flights/dWOc
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Old Apr 26, 17, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
It's most definitely an Adult fare. They may have intended for it to be a child fare, but they coded it as an Adult fare.

it's pricing the same everywhere, including on AM's own site.

On my booking, I requested Adult, entered my birthdate, and paid. The receipt shows Adult several times:

Fare 70.00 USD
1. Adult Passenger: 70.00 USD

YR 1.70 USD
1. Adult Passenger: 1.70 USD

Taxes 118.05 USD
1. Adult Passenger: 118.05 USD

Immigration User Fee United States of America 7.00 USD
Tax.US2 36.00 USD
Tourism Tax (Derecho No Inmigrante) Mexico 25.75 USD
Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fee United States of America 5.60 USD
APHIS User Fee . Passengers United States of America 3.96 USD
Customs User Fee United States of America 5.50 USD
Airport Departure Tax . TUA Mexico 29.74 USD
Passenger Service Charge United States of America 4.50 USD

Fare 70.00 USD
Taxes 118.05 USD
189.75 USD
Total: 189.75 USD
Type Credit Card Total Paid: American Express
I see the fare, how do I book it? Checked Expedia, the fare is 3x.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by pguo View Post
I see the fare, how do I book it? Checked Expedia, the fare is 3x.
It's still pricing at aeromexico.com and Expedia if you have the availability.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 5:11 pm
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Thanks OP! Booked Christmas week from LAS to CUN for $309 AI.
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Old Apr 28, 17, 2:08 am
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T-24 seat selection cost money?

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Old Apr 28, 17, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by fyugioh View Post
T-24 seat selection cost money?
AM is free seat selection at check in.
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Old Apr 28, 17, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
AM is free seat selection at check in.
And in my experience, you'll have tons to select from since hardly anyone pays to select a seat.
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Old Jul 3, 17, 1:54 pm
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How would I monitor to see if this sale occurs again or if there are other dates available besides logging in each day to price the tickets?
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Old Jul 5, 17, 12:02 pm
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AND if you have status on Sky, you can call to select your seat.
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