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Airlines usually have booking codes attached to the class: for example Economy (Y), Economy (T) etc. Is there a way to find this code before buying a ticket?

Any help will be much appreciated.

EDIT 1: This is not for a particular airline but for common travel booking websites like Expedia, CheapTickets, Orbitz etc.

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    Not sure if there's a 100% consistent way, and it depends how you are booking it. In my experience, if you are booking with the airline, some show it on their website, and others don't. – Andrew Ferrier Jun 9 '14 at 19:16
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    What airline is this for? There is some commonality but types are not universal. – Karlson Jun 9 '14 at 19:51
  • I don't think that booking websites assign these. Airlines do. – Karlson Jun 9 '14 at 20:45
  • @Karlson: I agree with you - the airlines assign them. But is it possible to find out what is the code for a ticket I'm about to buy. I called customer service of one such site and I was told that they don't have the information. – K L Jun 9 '14 at 21:01
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    @KL You can use Skyscanner or Kayak for that.. It will give you best price for the exact same fare offered. – Karlson Jun 9 '14 at 21:45
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It seems that airline booking codes are not generally available. This is the information that I was able to gather so far:

  1. The reservation systems of some airline companies display booking codes (e.g. Lufthansa).
  2. Some travel booking websites display it as well (e.g. Expedia: click on the "Show Flight Details" link)
  3. I tried to call customer service of a travel booking website and asked for the booking code of a specific flight but they told me that only the airlines can give it.

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