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The fare basis is the airline's identifier of your exact air fare. This is usually an impenetrable looking 7-to-8 letter string like TA2PXOW. The extended version of this is the fare construction, which adds in key details like what flight from where to where this air fare is for. The fare class is simply the first letter of the fare basis, which ...


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Club Europe/World (Discounted). (A Business Class 'flavour'):


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Nested returns are totally fine and quite common for say, Kiwis who have gone to live in London - 1 way over there, then returns from London to NZ, repeat for x years, then a 1 way back to NZ even. I've also had LON-EZE return, and inbetween, went EZE to CHC and back, then back to London later. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airline_booking_ploys for some ...


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It's the name of the fare you paid for travel. Airlines have a long list of fares between every city pair. Each fare has a different price and comes with different conditions on its use. Fare names often follow a pattern, the first letter (usually) describes the prime booking code for the fare, and the other letters have some meaning to the airline. The ...


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The fare basis is often a short hand code for the airline to pack certain rules and conditions into a very compact from for gate agents. It varies from airline to airline, so if you really want to do know the details, you need to call them up. Some guesses: V: is the fare class: depends on the airlines. For United "V" would be a mid-range economy ticket (...


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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.


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tl;dr: do not, ever, try to find logic in airline pricing. There is, but it's beyond human understanding. The airline tries to maximize its profits and once it decides to fly a plane from point A to point B its costs are pretty close to being fixed regardless of how many seats it can fill. So, it'll try to fill it to the brim while asking the most money it ...


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There is no reasonable explanation for it, other than the intention of driving traffic from Cardiff into the KLM network. KLMs competition for passengers from Cardiff includes Bristol, Manchester and the London airports, and they want you to choose KLM so they price the entire journey competitively, otherwise they risk losing custom to other international ...


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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.


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The first letter is commonly called the booking class. It defines which bucket of seat availability there needs to be to be bookable. If you use something like Expert Flyer, or one of the other paid availability tools, you can check what's available on a given flight. The remainder is the full fare details I've just looked up a random Air Canada domestic ...


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