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I just got an XML for my PNR from Sabre which held two components:

  • ResBookDesigCode="X"
  • MarketingCabin="Y"
  • MarketingAirline Code="DL"/>
  • OperatingAirline Code="WA" CompanyShortName="KLM CITYHOPPER"/>

How can I figure out what fare am I suppose to use to determine the real cabin the PNR is on (economy, premium etc.)?

I am using a combination of airline+fare, but I'm not sure which one I'm suppose to use.

Should I use the marketing or Res/operated airline?

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    Did you book the ticket already? If so, what does the rest of the issued ticket say? – JonathanReez Supports Monica Dec 29 '16 at 11:09
  • Yes, its already ticketed. I'm not sure how to find the cabin class. – Ishai Ankri Dec 29 '16 at 11:23
  • Can you post the rest of the ticket (hiding your name and the PNR)? – JonathanReez Supports Monica Dec 29 '16 at 11:25
  • Thanks Jonathan! not all of it since there are some private info of the traveler, but there you go... I hope it helps! – Ishai Ankri Dec 29 '16 at 13:26
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    @pnuts JonathanReez Is obliquely suggesting that Euro business is no different to Euro Y, because the seats are the same. As someone who likes some space around me (blocked middle seat) and hot food after a long day, I would disagree, but that's why there's a choice. Also the points or miles accumulated may differ quite sharply. – Calchas Dec 29 '16 at 14:38
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If the marketing cabin is Y, then you're in economy.

You can also use the fact that Delta's "X" fare class is an economy class. It is unlikely to map to a business seat on another carrier.

  • So basically you are saying that the marketing airline is the one who I should be following (Y)... and not the operating one (X) – Ishai Ankri Dec 30 '16 at 12:06
  • @IshaiAnkri The booking code (X) and the cabin (Y) are different things. – Calchas Dec 30 '16 at 12:50
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The 'cabin' codes are fairly well standardized:

  • Y - Economy
  • W - Premium Economy
  • J/C - Business
  • F - First

But there are variations and special cases*. Though 100%, your Y cabin is economy.

Note, this is different from the fare code X which books into Y, as would M, N, Q etc.

*For example Etihad's The Residence. I do not know what code they use.

  • EY uses F for the Residence. The only other cabin code I know was "R", which was used by British Airways on their one-class supersonic services. – Calchas Dec 30 '16 at 12:51

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