How does NW use J, C, and Z buckets?

Old Nov 20, 01, 10:17 am
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How does NW use J, C, and Z buckets?

Are they all FC-related, along with P and F? What are the differences?
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Old Nov 20, 01, 11:19 am
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If you see them on domestic segments, it's because the flight number for the domestic segment continues to an international (trans-oceanic) destination, usually in another aircraft.

Here are the codes:
J: Premium business class inventory; fares for a given destination usually cost significantly more than C class fares
C: Regular business class inventory;
Z: Discounted business class inventory; consolidators who sell discounted business class tickets on NW usually use this bucket; upgrade inventory for full "Y" fare, either from mileage-based upgrades or travel-agency incentive upgrades.

You'll be amazed how much the differences are between unpublished Z fares and regular C and J fares.

- Pat
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