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There's no guarantee that will happen, as the new low fare, Basic Economy, is explicit that, for price, you relinquish some options that other, higher priced fares have, including seat selection. The carrier will assign unoccupied seats and won't ask other passengers to move to accommodate those travelling together. Among the other fare restrictions, ...


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It's not. Here's what I see if I go to book a flight on Icelandair's website: The premium cabin is sold as "Saga Premium," as also shown on their services page. Their fleet pages depict "Saga Premium" and "Economy" classes, not business. Which strikes me as fair. It's clearly a premium service as compared to economy, even if there aren't all the benefits ...


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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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It states right there: Seats will be assigned prior to boarding. Customers traveling together, including families, will not be able to sit together. However, I do think that most people are willing to trade seats so that your daughter can sit with one of you guys - assuming this person also has a Basic Economy seat.


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Have a look at ExpertFlyer, their premium subscription plan offers the following features: Airfare prices are available in the currency of your choice Shows all published airfare prices between two cities Airfare prices displayed for one-way, round-trip and Around The World (RTW) fares Shows both booking class and fare basis code Specify a ...


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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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In other countries such as the UK, it's seen as a pragmatic safety benefit to seat young children next to a parent/guardian. Some form of this safety precaution is supposed to be enacted in the US this year after this act from 2016: (d) Family Seating.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall review ...


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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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It isn't first class, it is a mistake made by ITA Software (unusually) in mapping the booking class (F) back to the cabin class (for JQ, booking class F is economy). A similar mistake is made by a few online travel agents for Aer Lingus which also uses F for economy. Looking at ExpertFlyer it seems that JQ uses J and D for business; Y, B, V, T, S, R, Q, P, ...


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I wrote to United Airlines, I got an answer, so I've got the answer to this question. That is: no, gate agents do not seat young children away from their parents in United Basic Economy, parents choose to do it. Basically reading this: Seats will be assigned prior to boarding. Customers traveling together, including families, will not be able to sit ...


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The website states it: In addition to your one piece of hand luggage your allowed to: Adults and children with their own seats may also take the following on board: Handbag, laptop bag or shoulder bag (max. 40 x 30 x 10 cm) Child's seat One pair of crutches, arm or leg splints, other kinds of prostheses Medical equipment So you can take an additional ...


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You do still receive the 50% MQM bonus on top of the minimum 500 miles, resulting in 750 MQMs earned for the flight. So, the formula is: maximum (500, distance flown) * 1.5 Here's how my flight from yesterday (May 19, 2015) was credited: For reference, BNA->ATL is only 214 miles. So, they did apply the 500 mile minimum first and then apply the 50% bonus, ...


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Fare class is one, but far from the only, determinant of whether a ticket is upgradeable. You must also factor in the type of upgrade instrument you want to use your frequent flyer elite status whether one or more segments is a codeshare upgrade restrictions imposed on certain routes, aircraft, or travel dates restrictions written into the individual fare ...


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Given that you are looking to upgrade a flight on an airline other than the one you have status with, what you are referring to is a Star Alliance Upgrade. These upgrades are generally only available on very expensive fares - on most airlines (including United) they are only available on "B" and "Y" fares, which are the two highest level of Economy fares. ...


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Technically, a handbag, laptop bag etc. doesn't count as hand luggage, but is often also called "personal item". So you still have one piece of hand luggage, and the additional personal item.


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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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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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Aside from the usual caveats, it's quite possible that your company travel agent has a corporate deal with JL or access to other fares that are not available to the general public. Airlines are free to sell their products through private channels and they retain almost total control over who sells their fares and at what price. This is what we mean when we ...


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The airline may have a mechanism to request a receipt after you travel. United, for example, has a form you can fill out and they'll send you back a receipt within two weeks. If your airline doesn't have an online form for this, you can contact them and ask if there is any such process. You might also have a copy in your email if you booked the tickets ...


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The Qatar Privilege Club earning chart indicates the following: First Flexi: F Value: P Saver: A Promo: A Business Flexi: J, C Value: D Saver: I Promo: R Economy Flexi: Y, B, H Value: K, M, L, V Saver: S, N, Q Promo: T, O, W Group or Tour: G


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I spoke with BA over twitter. The code would relate to the rules and restrictions on the ticket. If booking via our website, these would be advised at the time of booking. Nearly all flights would have underlying fare types such as this, and as you point out, 'A' fares would usually be restricted First class fares. These would normally have fees ...


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If the itinerary is booked on one ticket (its a code-share), then the Most Significant Carrier rule (from IATA) applies. Air Canada has a pdf on their website that details rules and conditions of carriage, here are the relevant bits: In the case of code-share, the baggage rules of the first marketing carrier (carrier whose code appears on the flight ...


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The important external thing (for naming a booking class "Business class") is whether airports recognize it as business class (and get the appropriate fees for those passengers) and hence honor their business class services to those ticket holders. Then the airline can call a ticket business-class. What happens inside the airplane is really the airline's ...


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As fare codes, after the first letter, are airline specific and BA does not share the full list with the general public, you may never find the full explanation. You worked out much already by working out you need to stay a Saturday night. It is a long and complicated code but those are not unlikely, even though they are rare.


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Thanks to an Tom's answer I started again to check there site and found there fare rules here https://p.turkishairlines.com/en-fr/any-questions/fare-rules/index.html It seems that their 'Economy promotion' fare can be modifiable. I proceeded to the payment page, as it is shown in their documentation, and they showed me that ticket can be modified (the ...


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