Earnings on Domestic American flights

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  1. Fredrik
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    I want to ask a question.

    I am a FTL on LH and is planning a trip to the US this year. I was playing around at united.com trying to build an itinerary. I was curious to see what it would cost to fly in F. The price was quite high and even more strange was that the fare code on each leg began with "HUA". That sounds like an economy fare to me. What's going on there? The seat chart clearly shows F but I'm not interested if the mileage earning is economy class. Will I get 3x miles or 1x miles?
     
  2. LFCorsten
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    in F it is always 3x
     
  3. Rambuster
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    Most US based airlines have so called Y-UP fares (economy upgrades). These fares are Y fares in terms of fare rules but book into the First cabin. With Miles&More you will earn 300% plus exec bonus.
    I'm not sure what fare buckets UA uses, but with AA it's often KUP.
     
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    Would that be a bit like the LX business saver fares?
     
  5. Rambuster
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    Similar concept.
    You can find good Y-UP fares with US too.
    I think there is also a good website for these fares. I think it is farefinder.com?
    Perhaps someone can post a link (I'm on my iPad now and it's too difficult to search, copy & paste).
     

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