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I'm trying to put some RBD codes into ITA matrix and look for a flight in a particular RBD code. My problem is that I can't seem to find a list of RBD Code to Cabin mapping for an airline for a specific routes. If I could get a list of all the RBDs for an airline, I'm hoping to search for the RBD which is the cheapest in the cabin that I'm trying to book a seat on.

Is it possible/Would this logic work?

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    Seeing as how RBD codes are internal corporate data, why would they be made public for consumers to use? – user13044 Feb 28 '17 at 4:03
  • What is RBD/CoS? – JonathanReez Supports Monica Feb 28 '17 at 7:50
  • @JonathanReez Requested Booking Designator, which is how the Class of Service is recorded in a reservation. – choster Feb 28 '17 at 14:57
  • Incidentally, RBD almost always corresponds to the fare class. Are you trying to find, e.g. *UP fares? Otherwise, wouldn't a search on price and cabin be sufficient? – choster Feb 28 '17 at 16:30
  • What's you ultimate goal here? You'd also have to factor what you'd be allowed to book as well. – Johns-305 Feb 28 '17 at 17:18
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There is no publicised source for these that I am aware of. I know that in Amadeus if you perform a MasterPricer search they return the original RBDs along with the mapping to Cabin Classes for the fares that are returned, so the database can be built up this way. If you have access to a GDS then you can likely get this information out of there.

If you need this for just one Airline then I'm happy to submit them on here, if you need it general then you will need to get this out of a GDS or collect individually from each airline.

For EK/EY:

RBD AirlineCode CabinClass
A   EK  First
B   EK  Economy
C   EK  Business
D   EK  Business
E   EK  Economy
F   EK  First
G   EK  Economy
H   EK  Economy
I   EK  Business
J   EK  Business
K   EK  Economy
L   EK  Economy
M   EK  Economy
N   EK  Economy
O   EK  Business
P   EK  Business
Q   EK  Economy
R   EK  Economy
S   EK  Economy
T   EK  Economy
U   EK  Economy
V   EK  Economy
W   EK  Economy
X   EK  Economy
Y   EK  Economy
Z   EK  First
A   EY  First
B   EY  Economy
C   EY  Business
D   EY  Business
E   EY  Economy
F   EY  First
G   EY  Economy
H   EY  Economy
I   EY  Economy
J   EY  Business
K   EY  Economy
L   EY  Economy
M   EY  Economy
N   EY  Economy
O   EY  Economy
P   EY  Economy
Q   EY  Economy
R   EY  First
S   EY  Economy
T   EY  Economy
U   EY  Economy
V   EY  Economy
W   EY  Business
X   EY  Business
Y   EY  Economy
Z   EY  Business
  • Specifically looking for EY/EK. – edocetirwi Feb 28 '17 at 22:03
  • Updated now. Hope that helps – OCDan Mar 2 '17 at 16:48
  • Thank you. So is Z the cheapest Business on EK? – edocetirwi Mar 2 '17 at 18:23

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