Determining Fare Class on TAP

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Old Jul 26, 09, 8:20 am
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Determining Fare Class on TAP

I see that TAP breaks its economy fares down by named categories. Is there anyway to relate these names to actual fare codes?

I suspect the lowest category possibly tracking to O (offering 10% mileage in TAP's own program) but when I do a booking for that same fare on Expedia, it shows as a V fare (offering 100% mileage). On the TAP site I cannot even pull up the full detailed fare rules and thus fare code.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Jul 28, 09, 3:29 am
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TAP has four economy categories:

DISCOUNT and BASIC both giving 50%
CLASSIC gets 100%
PLUS is worth 125%

EXECUTIVE is business-class and earns 200%

That's only helpful if you are booking through the TAP website, as there are different fares within each category. The only booking sites I know that give fare codes are OPODO and TERMINAL A, on both of these you have to select a flight to go through to the "more information" stage to get fare codes. Codes are also on ITA, but you can't buy buy tickets there.

The Miles and More website will give you earnings by fare:

http://www.miles-and-more.com/online...en&cid=1000243
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Old Jul 30, 09, 2:50 am
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UA gives credit of at least 50% for all booking classes except X and I. Are these award classes?
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:06 pm
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TAP has four products in Y, which correspond to the following booking classes:
tap|discount E T O N
tap|basic G W S L K U
tap|classic M H Q V
tap|plus Y B

X and I are probably award classes indeed.
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Old Feb 22, 12, 2:08 pm
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Crediting TAP miles to Aegean

I have an economy class ticket from TAP (MUC to LIS and return), and I am looking to credit the miles to the Miles and Bonus program from Aegean.

The fare is probably E, O or T since the booking says I would get 125 TAP Victoria miles. But I am not sure how to check the actual fare code...

Also there is nothing in the Miles and Bonus T&Cs about milleage accrual for E, O or T fares from TAP. Should I assume that milleage accrual is not possible?

My alternative is to credit to them to Miles & More (125 miles awarded).

Help/advice would be appreciated,
p
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Old Jun 19, 13, 11:38 am
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Booking class P

I flew BRU-LIS-BRU with a Basic Fare ticket (508!). I gave my United FF# as I am Premier Gold. On my ticket it is mentioned booking class P but I can't find it anywhere on Tap or United's website. I have also 0 credited miles. What do I do now?
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Old Jun 22, 13, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by darch1 View Post
I flew BRU-LIS-BRU with a Basic Fare ticket (508!). I gave my United FF# as I am Premier Gold. On my ticket it is mentioned booking class P but I can't find it anywhere on Tap or United's website. I have also 0 credited miles. What do I do now?
Nothing you can do. You're hosed. P is special fare that they use for certain promotions. Granted, the promotions aren't all that great, as in your case. But you still can't earn UA miles on those. Sorry.
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Old Mar 9, 16, 1:55 pm
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Any Update on Tap Booking codes and how to find them? There is a good fare on the MT forum and I believe its K and E so the E earns zippo.. Any thoughts.. Booked through priceline.. Thanks and Safe Travels
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Old Mar 10, 16, 10:48 am
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Any Update on Tap Booking codes and how to find them? There is a good fare on the MT forum and I believe its K and E so the E earns zippo.. Any thoughts.. Booked through priceline.. Thanks and Safe Travels
From the home page:
1. Manage Booking > enter your rez info
2. Right hand column > Additional Services
3. Fare Basis Information (also on the right side of the page)
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Old Mar 10, 16, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
From the home page:
1. Manage Booking > enter your rez info
2. Right hand column > Additional Services
3. Fare Basis Information (also on the right side of the page)
Thanks! Since I purchased the ticket on an OTA I was able to get that from them from the Fare Rules. However, as you stated above does not work nor Seat Request as well.

I was however able to enter my FF# online and update my Passport infomation. Go figure!

Thanks and Safe Travels..
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Old Jan 4, 17, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by tff View Post
TAP has four products in Y, which correspond to the following booking classes:
tap|discount E T O N
tap|basic G W S L K U
tap|classic M H Q V
tap|plus Y B

X and I are probably award classes indeed.
I can sadly inform that there is no correlation at all nowadays regarding economy products and booking classes - I just booked Classic TXL-LIS-TXL and got the booking classes T and K, something the TAP booking page refused to show until I had paid the tickets, then it was suddenly clearly stated
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Old Jan 4, 17, 5:53 am
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Yep, they have switched to a 3 letter code in the fare basis like the LH group.

Code:
04JAN17**04JAN17/TP LISBER/NSP;EH/TPM  1433/MPM  1719                           
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
01+C15TOP0A       772      1544 C  -     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
02+C15EXE0A       722      1444 C  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
03+Y15PLU0A       551      1102 Y  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
04+Y15CLC0A       501      1002 Y NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
05+Y15BSC0A       496       992 Y NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
06+D15TOP0A       492       984 D  -     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
07+Y15DSC0A       481       962 Y NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
08+B15PLU0A       470       940 B  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
09+D15EXE0A       442       884 D  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
10+B15CLC0A       420       840 B NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
11+B15BSC0A       415       830 B NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
12+B15DSC0A       400       800 B NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
13+M15PLU0A       400       800 M  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
14+M15CLC0A       350       700 M NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
15+M15BSC0A       345       690 M NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
16+S15PLU0A       340       680 S  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
17+M15DSC0A       330       660 M NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
18+S15CLC0A       290       580 S NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
19+H15PLU0A       290       580 H  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
>                                                 PAGE  2/ 5                    
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04JAN17**04JAN17/TP LISBER/NSP;EH/TPM  1433/MPM  1719                           
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
20+S15BSC0A       285       570 S NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
21+S15DSC0A       270       540 S NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
22+Z15TOP0A       268       536 Z  -     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
23+Q15PLU0A       242       484 Q  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
24+H15CLC0A       240       480 H NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
25+H15BSC0A       235       470 H NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
26+H15DSC0A       220       440 H NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
27+Z15EXE0A       218       436 Z  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
28+V15PLU0A       205       410 V  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
29+Q15CLC0A       192       384 Q NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
30+W15PLU0A       189       378 W  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
31+Q15BSC0A       187       374 Q NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
32+Q15DSC0A       172       344 Q NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
33+A15PLU0A       167       334 A  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
34+K15PLU0A       157       314 K  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
35+V15CLC0A       155       310 V NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
36+V15BSC0A       150       300 V NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
37+J15TOP0A       143       286 J  -     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
38+W15CLC0A       139       278 W NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
>                                                 PAGE  3/ 5                    
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04JAN17**04JAN17/TP LISBER/NSP;EH/TPM  1433/MPM  1719                           
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
39+L15PLU0A       138       276 L  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
40+V15DSC0A       135       270 V NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
41+W15BSC0A       134       268 W NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
42+U15PLU0A       126       252 U  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
43+W15DSC0A       119       238 W NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
44+A15CLC0A       117       234 A NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
45+A15BSC0A       112       224 A NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
46+E15PLU0A       111       222 E  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
47+K15CLC0A       107       214 K NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
48+K15BSC0A       102       204 K NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
49+T15PLU0A       101       202 T  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
50+A15DSC0A        97       194 A NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
51+J15EXE0A        93       186 J  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
52+L15CLC0A        88       176 L NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
53+O15PLU0A        88       176 O  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
54+K15DSC0A        87       174 K NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
55+L15BSC0A        83       166 L NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
56+U15CLC0A        76       152 U NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
57+U15BSC0A        71       142 U NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
>                                                 PAGE  4/ 5                    
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04JAN17**04JAN17/TP LISBER/NSP;EH/TPM  1433/MPM  1719                           
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
58+L15DSC0A        68       136 L NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
59+E15CLC0A        61       122 E NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
60+E15BSC0A        56       112 E NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
61+U15DSC0A        56       112 U NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
62+T15CLC0A        51       102 T NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
63+T15BSC0A        46        92 T NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
64+E15DSC0A        41        82 E NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
65+O15CLC0A        38        76 O NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
66+O15BSC0A        33        66 O NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
67+T15DSC0A        31        62 T NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
68+O15DSC0A        18        36 O NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R
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Old Jan 4, 17, 7:17 am
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But in your example, every fare basis listed commences with the letter later indicated to be the booking class...

so what am I missing? where is the 3-letter code (is it the trailing "-15" in the fare basis?) and why is it significant (it's the same for all so seemingly has no further significance)?

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Yep, they have switched to a 3 letter code in the fare basis like the LH group.

Code:
04JAN17**04JAN17/TP LISBER/NSP;EH/TPM  1433/MPM  1719                           
LN FARE BASIS    OW   EUR  RT   B PEN  DATES/DAYS   AP MIN MAX R                
01+C15TOP0A       772      1544 C  -     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
02+C15EXE0A       722      1444 C  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
03+Y15PLU0A       551      1102 Y  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
04+Y15CLC0A       501      1002 Y NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
05+Y15BSC0A       496       992 Y NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
06+D15TOP0A       492       984 D  -     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
07+Y15DSC0A       481       962 Y NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
08+B15PLU0A       470       940 B  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
09+D15EXE0A       442       884 D  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
10+B15CLC0A       420       840 B NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
11+B15BSC0A       415       830 B NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
12+B15DSC0A       400       800 B NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R                
13+M15PLU0A       400       800 M  +     -     -   + -  -   -  R                
14+M15CLC0A       350       700 M NRF    -     -   + -  -   -  R
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Old Jan 4, 17, 7:26 am
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Its letters 4 thru 6
CLC: classic
BSC: basic
DSC: discount
PLU: plus

In business:

TOP: TOPEXECUTIVE
EXE: EXECUTIVE
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Old Jan 4, 17, 7:33 am
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Ah! Thanks. Now it's blindingly obvious...
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