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VS: CPT-LHR 886 o/w (unbookable?)

VS: CPT-LHR 886 o/w (unbookable?)

Old May 30, 2023, 6:05 pm
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VS: CPT-LHR 886 o/w (unbookable?)

found this fare on ITA
can't find a way to book it though.

fare rules says SALE IS RESTRICTED TO SPECIFIC AGENTS.

Does anyone know a work around to book this?

interestingly, the Category 50: Application section of the fare rules mentions "GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL"

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Old May 30, 2023, 6:45 pm
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It's a private fare.

PROPRIETARY CONTRACT FARES
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Old May 30, 2023, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by SourSweetTea
It's a private fare.
curious to know how exactly do the intended customers book a fare like this?
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Old May 30, 2023, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by tarman121
curious to know how exactly do the intended customers book a fare like this?
Corporate travel portal / travel agency

The company I work for uses Concur, but there are many others - Navan, TravelPerk, TravelBank, CWT, etc.
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Old May 30, 2023, 7:41 pm
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They would book it via their appointment travel agent who only has the authorisation to book it
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Old May 30, 2023, 8:00 pm
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How do you get proprietary contract fares? How many people do you have to have in the group?
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Old May 30, 2023, 8:31 pm
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aren't these effectively unpublished fares? so in theory it shouldn't be showing up on ITA, right?
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Old May 30, 2023, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by tarman121
aren't these effectively unpublished fares? so in theory it shouldn't be showing up on ITA, right?
Yes, correct. It is odd that it's displaying. Google Flights is showing it too.
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Old May 31, 2023, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by Traciely
How do you get proprietary contract fares?
The relevant person at the appropriate hierarchy in your organisation would talk to the Corporate Relations Manager assigned by the airline to look after your corporation's account as a major client.

Originally Posted by Traciely
How many people do you have to have in the group?
It's probably more about how much your organisation spends annually with that airline, and not about you coming up with random/sporadic/ad-hoc "group travel" requests.
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Old May 31, 2023, 7:19 am
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Yes, correct. It is odd that it's displaying. Google Flights is showing it too.
An indication that maybe somehow they are bookable?
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Old May 31, 2023, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by tarman121
An indication that maybe somehow they are bookable?
Partner with a company that has a contract.
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Old May 31, 2023, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by tarman121
aren't these effectively unpublished fares? so in theory it shouldn't be showing up on ITA, right?
Certain private fares can and should show up on matrix. A relatively common example is BA fares that are restricted to their website.

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An indication that maybe somehow they are bookable?
Being aware of the fare doesn't make it easier for you to book it. All this means is that it wasn't correctly filtered out for display.
I did a quick check and there are lots of comparably priced private fares from other carriers for this city pair.
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