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. Jun 9, 2014 at 19:16
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    What airline is this for? There is some commonality but types are not universal.
    – Karlson
    Jun 9, 2014 at 19:51
  • I don't think that booking websites assign these. Airlines do.
    – Karlson
    Jun 9, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 21:45

1 Answer 1


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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