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How is Expedia so Cheap (is it P-fares) in J?

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Old Mar 17, 19, 5:15 pm
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How is Expedia so Cheap (is it P-fares) in J?

How can Expedia offer such cheap bundles with business airfare? It seems to be that Expedia has access to P-fare class. Do any other sites or travel agencies have this access?

I've already booked a trip to Europe on Expedia. Flight (biz class) with hotel is like $3,000 (P). The flights alone, booked separately, price at around $5,500 (mix of C/D fares).

I'm looking at another trip to the Middle East. Flights again with hotel are like $2,900 (P). Flights booked separately are $7,000 (C/D again).

1. Is it the fare class (P vs C/D)?

2. And do any other agencies have these fares? I'd actually like to do a multi-city for my middle east trip, but Expedia won't give me the P-fares when I do that.

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Old Mar 20, 19, 9:48 pm
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P class is generally premium economy, not business, but could vary based on airline. Perhaps this explains the significant price difference?
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Old Mar 21, 19, 5:43 am
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Nope - definitely books in to business class. I suppose it could be some sort of instant upgrade, but wouldn't those still be available via other channels?

I'm just (pleasantly) surprised at how many good deals I see on Expedia these days (in business). It's definitely hit or miss - some destinations don't have a deal.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 6:25 am
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Nope - definitely books in to business class. I suppose it could be some sort of instant upgrade, but wouldn't those still be available via other channels?
Without knowing the fare basis, would be hard to tell how the deal works. Consolidator fares are typically comparable to package fares without the need to pay for/use/throwaway the hotel.
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Old Mar 21, 19, 6:06 pm
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They are, literally, P-fares. First letter in the fare basis code is P. Deep discounted business on LH Group.
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